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Florida lawmakers to start session Tuesday

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Posted at 6:39 PM, Jan 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-05 13:58:10-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida lawmakers will be back at the capitol next week for the start of the 2018 legislative session.

While the State, House, and Senate will look at several key issues, one of the things to look out for in this year's session has more to do with people than policy.

In a critical election year in the sunshine state, several seats are up for grabs, including governor and a U.S. senate race.

Governor Rick Scott is considered a challenge to incumbent Senator Bill Nelson, while House speaker Richard Corcoran has been rumored as an eventual candidate for governor.

WTXL political contributor Dr. Richard Murgo says the politics within government may play a role in passing laws.