Florida House advances bill that seeks to stop Brenda Forman from overseeing Broward’s finances

Embattled Broward Clerk of Courts Brenda Forman has another issue to deal with in addition to her ex-husband challenging her in the next election.

Broward’s legislative delegation is pushing a bill that seeks to stop Forman — who is facing a criminal investigation and an election challenge from her former husband she once claimed was mentally incapacitated — from being able to oversee the county’s finances.

A House panel advanced the proposal (HB 1183) Monday. Forman has hired a lobbying firm, Peebles, Smith and Matthews, to try to defeat the bill.

The measure seeks to undo a change made by voters last year that moves oversight of the county’s $2.5 billion investment portfolio from the county administrator to the clerk of courts.

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