Stuart’s cerebral Negron outlines priorities for 2017-2018 presidency


Florida Sen. Joe Negron (R), center, mingles with supporters on election night at Stuart Coffee Company on Aug. 26, 2014. Senate Republicans on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 designated him the chamber president for late 2016-2018. (Source: The Palm Beach Post)

Sen. Joe Negron, a Stuart Republican whose district includes northern Palm Beach County, was designated Wednesday as the next Senate president by the chamber’s Republican caucus.

Negron outlined priorities including a $1 billion increase over two years for state universities, restoring the Bright Futures scholarships’ top level to provide full funding for college and university students, and boosting state efforts to ease environmental damage caused by runoff from Lake Okeechobee.

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