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New House speaker vows contentious session

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The outcome of this year's Florida Legislature session may depend largely on a 51-year-old firebrand attorney with a deep conservative streak and a love for cigars and the band U2.

The new House Speaker, Richard Corcoran, has taken on rapper Pitbull, gotten in a knock-down fight with fellow Republican Gov. Rick Scott and vowed to keep legislators in session for months if he doesn't get his way on local property taxes.

He has an ambitious agenda for the 60-day session that starts next week that also includes term limits for Florida's most senior judges and throwing out some of the state's regulations on health care providers.

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Associated Press 2017

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