Voting, education reform among Fla. legislature's top 2013 priorities

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Legislature has identified elections, ethics and higher education as top priorities in 2013, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

The election process tops the list after many Floridians experienced waiting in lines for up to seven hours during the Presidential election voting process in November.

The issue made national headlines, adding to the list of issues Florida has faced when it comes to elections, including being the last state to tally votes.

Ethics reform will focus on issues like banning lawmakers from taking a second public paycheck while in office, something Senate President Don Gaetz of Niceville and Speaker Will Weatherford of Wespley Chapel vehemently support.

While the specific issues for education reform haven't been identified in great detail, general concerns of providing affordable college education and increasing science and technology graduates have been hot button issues as of late.

For more information, read the Orlando Sentinel report here: http://thesent.nl/X4zhj1

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