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Wall Street Journal op-ed highlights assignment of benefits abuse

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
An op-ed in The Wall Street Journal Tuesday called out the assignment of benefits (AOB) system in Florida, saying the abuse of AOB by trial lawyers will get Florida taxpayers “whacked with Category 5 bills.”
“Florida homeowners already face risks from hurricanes, hail storms and other natural phenomena,” the article states. “Do they need to face the unnatural disaster known as plaintiff’s attorneys too?”
AOB is a system where homeowners can sign over the rights to their insurance policy after a catastrophe or other property damage. Whoever gets the rights to the policy then can sue an insurance company for repair costs.
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Bill to revamp community college system sparks mission debate

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
A Florida Senate bill aimed at making what all involved said was a great community college system even better opened a debate Wednesday about how much of the colleges’ missions should be about granting four-year degrees.
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education unanimously approved Senate Bill 374 creates a new governing system for the state’s 28 community colleges and sets new rules on how they operate.
The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Dorothy Hukill, the Port Orange Republican, expressly re-affirms the colleges missions as providing two-year degrees that students can use either as is, or as automatic bridges into one of the

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round.
On: House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee has brought on budget analyst Bryan Mielke, formerly a legislative assistant for Sebring Republican Rep. Cary Pigman.
On: Brandon Miller is replacing Mielke as Pigman’s legislative assistant.
On: Daniel Brackett is a new attorney for the House Careers & Competition Subcommittee.
On: Angelique Rinaldi is the new legislative assistant for Port Orange Republican Sen. Dorothy Hukill.
On: Jervonte Edmonds is the new district secretary for West Palm Beach Democratic Rep. Al Jacquet.
Off: Andrew Green is no

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Senate Education Committee passes College Competitiveness Act

Monday, February 6th, 2017
The Senate Committee on Education Monday passed Senate Bill 374, the College Competitiveness Act of 2017, sponsored by Republican Sen. Dorothy Hukill of Port Orange and co-sponsored by Republican Sens. Bill Galvano of Bradenton, and Senate Majority Leader Wilton Simpson of Trilby.
Senate Bill 374 is a component of the Florida Excellence in Higher Education agenda advocated by Senate President Joe Negron.
“Florida’s 2+2 college-to-university partnership program has earned a national reputation as a successful model for state systems of higher education,” said Negron. “The goal of this legislation is to further elevate Florida’s community colleges through a renewed focus on

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Dorothy Hukill extends legislative absence as she fights cancer

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
State Sen. Dorothy Hukill will be absent from the upcoming committee week as she continues her battle against cervical cancer, a Senate spokeswoman said Thursday.
“We expect her to return within a few weeks,” Katie Betta told FloridaPolitics.com. “Until then, she will remain engaged in the legislative process by working remotely as she continues her treatment and recovery.”
The Port Orange Republican disclosed her condition last November in a letter to Senate President Joe Negron.
“I am fortunate that it (is) in the early stages and my medical team advises that my prognosis for full recovery is good,” wrote Hukill, the chamber’s Education Committee chair and vice chair

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Dorothy Hukill undergoing treatment for cancer

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
State Sen. Dorothy Hukill says she has been diagnosed with cervical cancer and is undergoing treatment.
Hukill, a Port Orange Republican, disclosed her condition Monday in a letter to Senate President-designate Joe Negron, asking to be excused from Tuesday’s Organization Session.
“I am fortunate that it (is) in the early stages and my medical team advises that my prognosis for full recovery is good,” she wrote.
According to the American Cancer Society, “if detected early, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable cancers.” It estimates almost 13,000 new cases will be diagnosed by the end of this year.
But the death rate has

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Dorothy Hukill undergoing treatment for cancer

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
State Sen. Dorothy Hukill says she has been diagnosed with cervical cancer and is undergoing treatment.
Hukill, a Port Orange Republican, disclosed her condition Monday in a letter to Senate President-designate Joe Negron, asking to be excused from Tuesday’s Organization Session.
“I am fortunate that it (is) in the early stages and my medical team advises that my prognosis for full recovery is good,” she wrote.
According to the American Cancer Society, “if detected early, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable cancers.” It estimates almost 13,000 new cases will be diagnosed by the end of this year.
But the death rate has

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