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Updated: 08/10/2017 08:30:03AM

Chamber hosts Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast

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Rep. Ben Albritton and DeSoto Memorial Hospital CEO Vince Sica engage in discussion prior to Tuesday's Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast.

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Rep. Ben Albritton and DeSoto Memorial Hospital CEO Vince Sica engage in discussion prior to Tuesday's Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast.

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Representatives from local government, the school district and local businesses attended Tuesday's Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast.

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Representatives from local government, the school district and local businesses attended Tuesday's Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast.

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From left: Andrew Ames, APD Marshal Matt Anderson, County Commissioner Buddy Mansfield, Sen. Denise Grimsley and Heather Nedley.

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Rep. Albritton addresses the crowd as Sen. Denise Grimsley listens.

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Sen. Denise Grimsley gave the DeSoto community an update on the Florida legislature's most recent session.

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Rep. Albritton addresses the crowd as Sen. Denise Grimsley listens.

by Karen Smoke

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The Legislative Wrap-up Breakfast hosted by DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday at the Turner Agri-Civic Center Annex was well attended by local government representatives, school officials and area business leaders. The event provided an opportunity to meet with District 26 State Sen. Denise Grimsley and District 56 State Rep. Ben Albritton to discuss achievements of the 2017 legislative session. Both shared their backgrounds and hopes for our rural community.

While the conclusion of the legislature’s seventh session was a disappointment in many respects because of Gov. Rick Scott’s vetoes, both Grimsley and Albritton felt the reforms made in operational procedures will increase transparency and accountability, and lead to a better state government in the long run.

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