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Capitol Update is daily review of state government during the Legislative Session. Today’s topics include:
- The full House and Senate teed up their appropriations bills for a vote.
- A House committee approved a bill that would merge Florida Polytechnic University with the University of Florida, and New College with FSU.
- The Board of Education approved replacing Common Core standards with “Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking” (BEST).