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The Senate President is a constitutional officer who leads the Florida Senate for a two-year term. The President, who is elected by members of the Senate, manages the operations of the Senate and presides over its sessions. The President’s many duties include: selecting a Majority Leader, appointing Senators to standing Senate committees, appointing committee chairs, and appointing citizens to a variety of boards and commissions.


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On January 28, 2015, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and I announced our joint priorities for the 2015 Legislative Session. This joint agenda, “Work Plan Florida 2015,” focuses on tax relief, development of a sustainable, statewide water and natural resources policy, and increased education and employment options for people with disabilities. Our joint agenda also seeks to promote adoption of eligible children in foster care and emphasizes a number of education initiatives designed to increase the state’s investment in schools while strengthening the accountability of Florida’s K-12 and higher education systems.


We have seen what can happen when the House and Senate set priorities and work together towards common goals. I am looking forward to partnering with Speaker Crisafulli and our colleagues in the House to again accomplish a bold agenda of public policy initiatives that will influence Florida for generations to come.


For more information on “Work Plan 2015,” please visit


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