TCPALM: Treasure Coast's Joe Negron becomes Florida Senate president

TCPALM: November 22, 2016. Written by Isadora Rangel.

The Florida Senate unanimously elected Joe Negron its president Tuesday, officially making him one of the state's most powerful politicians.

Negron, R-Stuart, laid out ambitious priorities during his acceptance speech: passing a plan to reduce Lake Okeechobee discharges; boosting the ranking of Florida's 12 universities; and decreasing the incarceration of juvenile offenders of minor crimes. He will lead the Senate in the 2017 and 2018 legislative sessions.

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