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Government Efficiency to Kick Off Legislative Committee Week

Florida legislative committee week gets under way today.

First up on the agenda is the Florida Government Efficiency Task Force at 9 a.m., Room 401 of the Senate Buildings. (Yes, it's not a House or Senate committee, but the task force includes appointees from both the House and Senate.)

The goal of the task force, as suggested by Gov. Rick Scott,is to find $3 billion in savings over four years.

Other key features of the day will include:

Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, being designated as the Senate president-in-waiting. He will replace Sen. Mike Haridopolos after the 2012 session.The main event is set for 3 p.m. in the Senate Chamber of the Capitol.

The Senate Select Committee on Protecting Floridas Children will gather to review the Caylees Law bills that have been filed following the publics displeasure with a jurys decision on the death of the 2-year-old. The meeting gets under way at 1 p.m. at 37 Senate Office Building.

And redistricting. The House Redistricting Committee meets at noon, 404 House Office Building.The House Subcommittee on House Redistricting gets together at 1 p.m. in the same room. The House Subcommittee on Senate Redistricting also meets at 1 p.m., but in Room 17 of the House Office Building. Finally, the House Subcommittee on Congressional Redistricting gets together at 4 p.m. in 404 House Office Building.

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