Just exactly who are these people passing laws in Tallahassee during the next two months?
The typical Florida lawmaker is a man in his 40s who was born in the Sunshine State, worships as a Catholic, and attended Florida State University, based on information provided by members of the Legislature themselves.
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♦ Men outnumber women 3-1.
♦ More lawmakers attended St. Thomas University than the University of South Florida.
♦ Thirteen of the 150 lawmakers indicate no religious affiliation.
♦ Only a few indicated any military experience.
♦ Democrats are in the majority among Florida voters but are outnumbered almost 2-1 in the Legislature.