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On Tap in the Capital- Monday May 14

On Tap in the Capital- Monday May 14
On Tap in the Capital- Monday May 14
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SCOTT ATTENDS EMBASSY OPENING: Gov. Rick Scott will be in Israel for the opening of the new United States embassy in Jerusalem. Before the opening. Scott was scheduled to attend a breakfast hosted by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America. Also expected to be in Israel for the embassy opening was U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, a Palm Coast Republican running for governor this year.

STATE FAIR BOARD MEETS: The Florida State Fair Board is scheduled to meet. The 2019 state fair will start Feb. 7. (9:30 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.)

FIRST LADY LAUNCHES LITERACY PROGRAM: Florida First Lady Ann Scott will kick off the annual “Summer Literacy Adventure.” The event will include students from Roberts Elementary School in Leon County. (10 a.m., governor’s mansion, 700 North Adams St., Tallahassee.)

DEPARTMENT OF ELDER AFFAIRS DISCUSSED: The Department of Elder Affairs Advisory Council will hold a conference call. (10 a.m. Call-in number: 1-888-670-3525. Code: 9620760613)

PUTNAM CAMPAIGNS IN RIVERVIEW, PANAMA CITY: Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam will make policy announcements during appearances in Hillsborough and Bay counties. (10:30 a.m. Eastern time, Ring Power Corp., 10421 Fern Hill Dr., Riverview. Also, 2 p.m. Central time, Eastern Shipbuilding, 2200 Nelson St., Panama City.)

CALDWELL SPEAKS TO LEE GOP WOMEN: Rep. Matt Caldwell, a North Fort Myers Republican who is running for state agriculture commissioner, is slated to speak to Lee Republican Women, Federated. (11:15 a.m. social hour, followed by lunch, Pinchers-The Marina at Edison Ford, 2360 West First St., Fort Myers.)

MATTHEWS TALKS POLITICS IN PALM BEACH: Chris Matthews, host of the MSNBC show “Hardball,” will speak to the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches. (11:45 a.m., Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.)

‘POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN’ HOLDS PROTEST: The Florida Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will hold a protest at the Capitol to call for an overhaul of voting-rights laws and programs to address issues such as poverty. (2 p.m., the Capitol.)

COSTELLO CAMPAIGNS IN NEW SMYRNA: Former state Rep. Fred Costello, an Ormond Beach Republican running in Congressional District 6, will hold a campaign event in Volusia County. (5 p.m., American Legion, 619 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.)

RABURN SPEAKS TO GOP CLUB: State Rep. Jake Raburn, R-Lithia, is expected to speak during a meeting of the Alafia Republican Club. (6 p.m., Beef O’ Brady’s, 4330 Bell Shoals Road, Valrico.)

CRAB FISHERIES AT ISSUE: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold a workshop about issues related to stone-crab and blue-crab fisheries and the commercial spiny lobster fishery. The agency is considering a requirement that crab traps be affixed with an FWC-issued tag number. (6 p.m., City Hall, 600 West Ocean Dr., Key Colony Beach.)

LEVINE CAMPAIGNS IN WESTON: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine will hold a “living room conversation” with voters in Broward County. (6:30 p.m., 318 Fern Dr., Weston.)

HUKILL, HENRY HONOR CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS: Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, and Rep. Patrick Henry, D-Daytona Beach, will take part in a West Volusia NAACP meeting to honor the late civil-rights leaders Harry T. Moore and Harriette Moore, who died after a bombing at their home in 1951. During this year’s legislative session, Hukill and Henry sponsored resolutions to recognize Dec. 15 as “Harry Tyson Moore and Harriette Vyda Simms Moore Day” in Florida. (6:30 p.m., Greater Union First Baptist Church, 240 South Clara Ave., DeLand.)

MORRIS SPEAKS TO PALM BEACH TRUMP BACKERS: Political commentator and author Dick Morris is slated to speak to the Palm Beach County Trump Club. (7 p.m., Palm Beach Kennel Club, 1111 North Congress Ave., West Palm Beach.)

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