Florida Matters Newsmaker: House Speaker Designee Richard Corcoran
Florida's Legislature has a new House Speaker.
Starting in November, Land O' Lakes Republican Rep. Richard Corcoran will preside over the state House of Representatives.
This week on Florida Matters, (Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 a.m.), we’ll feature a newsmaker conversation with him.
Corcoran, who is serving his fifth year in the Florida House and who once served as U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s chief of staff, is a conservative known to stand up against his own political party.
He recently spoke with WUSF's Carson Cooper about the upcoming presidential election and his legislative priorities, including thoughts on some key education policies, term limits for judicial
nominees and gun bills.
Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1
Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.
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