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Revisions In The Works For FL Senate Seal

The current seal for Florida's Senate.
The current seal for Florida's Senate.
The current seal for Florida's Senate.
Credit Florida Senate
The current seal for Florida's Senate.

Florida’s senators want to drop the confederate flag from the chamber’s seal.  The proposed rule change passed committee Thursday unanimously.

The Senate seal currently includes five flags—the U.S. flag, a confederate flag, and one each from England, Spain and France.  But Thursday the Senate rules committee unanimously agreed to replace the confederate one with the current state flag.  Sen. Darren Soto (D-Kissimmee) says the change is a better reflection of the chamber.

“It’s time for us to have the seal be consistent with our values,” Soto says.  “We can’t revise history and choose which moments in our history to forget, but we can choose what we highlight in our seal.         

The rule change will take effect with a two thirds vote once the chamber reconvenes on the Senate floor.

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Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.
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