MIAMI HERALD: Florida Senate President Joe Negron resigns from law firm job

Miami Herald: January 30, 2017. Written by Kristen M. Clark and Steve Bosquet.

Four days after Republican Gov. Rick Scott suggested lawmakers should be prohibited from working for law firms that lobby the Legislature, Florida Senate President Joe Negron says he is "stepping away" from the law firm he works for.

The Stuart Republican announced his resignation in a statement today -- provided by his Senate office -- saying he was leaving Gunster Law Firm out of an "abundance of caution, to avoid even the possible appearance of" a conflict of interest.

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