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Florida Senate education committees set; Lawyers, businesspeople make up the majority of the panel membership.

Dec 03, 2020 - Tampa Bay Times

Two educators serve in the Florida Senate. Both will sit on at least one education-related committee for the upcoming 2021 legislative session.

But they will be outnumbered by lawyers and businesspeople, who also have the larger representation in the upper chamber.

Five of the 10-member Education Committee, which reviews policy issues, are attorneys. The nine-member Education Appropriations subcommittee is a bit more balanced, with three legal professionals.

Republicans, who h...