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On tap at The Capital: Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Florida State Capital

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES DISCUSSED: The Florida Association of District School Superintendents will continue a three-day meeting on mental-health issues in schools. (8 a.m., JW Marriott, 4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando.)

BOARD OF MEDICINE MEETS: The Florida Board of Medicine will meet after holding a series of committee meetings. (Committee meetings start at 8 a.m., with full board at 3 p.m., Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Dr., Orlando.)

EDUCATION REFORM EVENT KICKS OFF: The Foundation for Excellence in Education, a Tallahassee-based organization founded by former Gov. Jeb Bush, will hold the National Summit on Education Reform. An opening keynote speech will be given by U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. Other speakers are expected to include Florida state Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, and Miami-Dade County Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho. (8:30 a.m., Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.)

BOARD OF NURSING MEETS: The Florida Board of Nursing will meet after holding committee meetings. (Committees start at 8:30 a.m., with full board at 1:30 p.m., Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Dr., Orlando.)

PALM BEACH DELEGATION PREPARES FOR SESSION: The Palm Beach County legislative delegation will hold a public hearing as it gets ready for the 2019 session, which will start in March. (9 a.m., Green Cay Nature Center, 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach.)

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DELEGATION MEETS: The Charlotte County legislative delegation, made up of Sen. Ben Albritton, R-Wauchula, Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, and Rep. Michael Grant, R-Port Charlotte, is scheduled to meet. (9 a.m., Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda.)

AIF HOLDS ‘BUILDING FLORIDA’S FUTURE’ EVENT: Associated Industries of Florida and Port Canaveral will host an event titled, “Building Florida’s Future --- A Vision on Transportation, Infrastructure & Economic Development.” (9 a.m., Port Canaveral, Terminal 1, 9050 Discovery Road, Cape Canaveral.)

CITIZENS PANEL DISCUSSES HURRICANE MICHAEL: The Consumer Services Committee of the Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Board of Governors will hold a conference call that will include a discussion of the state-backed insurer’s response to Hurricane Michael. (10 a.m. Call-in number: 1-866-361-7525. Code: 6487811621)

ASSISTANCE OFFERED IN PANAMA CITY: Staff members for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will host a recovery-assistance center in Panama City to help people and businesses affected by Hurricane Michael. Numerous organizations and agencies are expected to participate. (10 a.m. Central time, Bay High School, John L. Cobb Gymnasium, 301 East 13th St., Panama City.)

KIDCARE MONEY ON TABLE: The Social Services Estimating Conference will analyze expenditures in the KidCare subsidized health-insurance program. (10 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

PRISON PUPS ‘GRADUATION’ HELD: The Tomoka Correctional Institution Work Camp will hold a graduation ceremony for the “Prison Pups N Pals” program, which brings together rescue dogs from the Halifax Humane Society with prison inmates. The dogs receive obedience training before being adopted. (10 a.m., Tomoka Correctional Institution Work Camp, 3950 Tiger Bay Road, Daytona Beach.)

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

MARKET ACCOUNTABILITY PANEL HOLDS CALL: The Market Accountability Advisory Committee of the Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Board of Governors will hold a conference call. (11:30 a.m. Call-in number: 1-888-942-8686. Code: 5743735657)

MARION COUNTY DELEGATION MEETS: The Marion County legislative delegation is scheduled to meet as it prepares for the 2019 session. The delegation is made up of Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala; Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island; Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville; Rep. Brett Hage, R-Oxford; Rep. Stan McClain, R-Ocala; Rep. Charlie Stone, R-Ocala; and Rep. Clovis Watson Jr., D-Alachua. (1 p.m., Southeastern Livestock Pavilion and Extension Auditorium, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala.)

RUBIO HOLDS ‘MOBILE’ OFFICE HOURS: Staff members for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will hold “mobile” office hours in Sarasota, Hillsborough and Duval counties. (1 p.m., Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, 1945 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Also, 1 p.m., New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa. Also, 3 p.m., Duval County Library, Mandarin Branch, 3330 Kori Road, Jacksonville.)

TRANSPORTATION DOLLARS ON TABLE: The Revenue Estimating Conference will analyze transportation revenues. (1:30 p.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

PRE-KINDERGARTEN ISSUES ANALYZED: The Early Learning Programs Estimating Conference will take up issues related to the voluntary pre-kindergarten program. (3:30 p.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

NASA CAUSEWAY AT ISSUE: The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a hearing on the future of the 54-year-old NASA Causeway Bridge, which connects Titusville to Merritt Island. (4 p.m., Isaac Campbell Sr. Park, Campbell Community Center, 701 South St., Titusville.)

NORTHEAST FLORIDA ROAD PLANS DISCUSSED: The Florida Department of Transportation District 2 will hold a public hearing on a tentative work plan for parts of Northeast Florida, covering the period from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024. (4:30 p.m., FDOT District 2 Urban Office, training facility, 2198 Edison Ave., Jacksonville.)

ROTH SPEAKS AT GOP HOLIDAY EVENT: State Rep. Rick Roth, R-Loxahatchee, will speak during a Republican Party of Palm Beach County holiday party. (6 p.m., Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Blvd., Atlantis.)

SOUTHEAST FLORIDA ROAD PLANS DISCUSSED: The Florida Department of Transportation District 4 will hold a public hearing on a tentative work plan for parts of Southeast Florida, covering the period from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024. (6:30 p.m., FDOT District 4 auditorium, 3400 West Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.)

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