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On tap in the Capital: March 8th

On tap in the Capital: March 8th. (WPEC)

SENATE DEMOCRATS MEET: The Senate Democratic caucus will meet before a floor session. (11 a.m., 200 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

HOUSE DEMOCRATS HUDDLE: The House Democratic caucus will meet before a floor session. (11 a.m., House Democratic Office, Room 316, the Capitol.)

OPIOID EPIDEMIC AT ISSUE: The Senate will hold a floor session and is expected to take up numerous issues, including a bill (HB 21) aimed at helping curb the opioid epidemic. The bill, in part, would limit the lengths of prescriptions that doctors can write (Noon, Senate chamber, the Capitol.)

HOUSE HOLDS FLOOR SESSION: The House will hold a floor session and is expected to take up bills sent by the Senate. (Noon, House chamber, the Capitol.)

SPECIAL ORDER SET: The Senate Special Order Calendar Group will meet to set the special order, which lists bills that will be heard on the Senate floor. (15 minutes after the floor session, 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

Also:

FAMU TRUSTEES MEET: The Florida A&M University Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet after holding committee meetings. (Committees start at 8:30 a.m., followed by full board, Florida A&M University, The Grand Ballroom, Tallahassee.)

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING DISCUSSED: The Florida Office of Supplier Diversity and the University of Florida’s Division of Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations will hold an event to help small businesses compete for state and local government contracts. (8:30 a.m., University of Florida, Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Dr., Gainesville.)

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER BOARD MEETS: The South Florida Water Management District Governing Board is scheduled to meet. (9 a.m., district headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach.)

CLEMENCY PROCESS AT ISSUE: The Ethics and Elections Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will discuss the state’s clemency process. The discussion comes after a federal judge ruled that the state’s system for restoring rights of ex-felons is unconstitutional. (9:30 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to release its weekly opinions. (11 a.m.)

NORTHWEST FLORIDA WATER BOARD MEETS: The Northwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board is scheduled to meet. (1 p.m., district headquarters, 81 Water Management Dr., Havana.)

UTILITY SCAMS DISCUSSED: The Florida Public Service Commission will hold events in Leon and Washington counties to inform consumers about utility scams. (10:30 a.m., Woodville Senior Center, 8000 Old Woodville Road, Tallahassee. Also, 2:15 p.m. Central time, Washington County Council on Aging, 1348 South Blvd., Chipley.)

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