MUSEUM: More details emerge about the affiliation agreement behind the institution that’s being renamed the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College.

POLK STATE: A last-minute legislative deal preserved funds Polk State College needed to keep its Lake Wales center open.LEGISLATORS: Seventeen months before the election, political action committees are already promoting the re-election of two Republican state legislators from Lakeland — Sen. Kelli Stargel and Rep. Colleen Burton —  as possible opponents are being discussed.

FRIDAY CATCH-UP: Polk Pride events start Wednesday (website) | New owners rename Madden Brand Agency to MADE Brands (website)

Source: The Ledger

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