Capitol Report 5-8-2017

The 2017 Legislative Session is officially done with a late sine die after an extended session until Monday night. Legislators voted on a budget that reduces spending per student, provides no funding for Florida Forever, and ties in many changes to our public schools. For these reasons, we are calling on Governor Rick Scott to…

Capitol Report 5-5-2017

It is suppose to be the last day of the 2017 Legislative Session. Guess What? They’ll be back on Monday! We continue to work fast and furiously monitoring all of the bills — and amendments filed on those bills.  Things are moving so quickly that we want to ensure that we capture all of the…

Capitol Report 4-28-2017

With one more week in the 2017 Legislative Session, tensions are high and deals are being made. We’ve finally had budget conference committees to discuss big ticket issues like the environment and education. Capitol Report by

Capitol Report 4-21-2017

Another week closer to the end of the 2017 Session and we are hopeful for a timely end. Both the Senate and House Budget Chairs are optimistic that we’ll end in time. Senate Budget Chair Jack Latvala told Florida Politics that he thinks “we’re making good progress” (read the article here: http://bit.ly/2oxViKa ). In other…

Capitol Report 4-14-2017

With Passover and Easter this week, we only saw a handful of bills we’re tracking come up in session or committee. Don’t forget – as we get closer to the end of session, we’ll be sending out action alerts and I’ll continue to send my notes on the activity we saw each past week. Capitol…

Capitol Report 4-7-2017

We’re officially halfway through the 2017 Legislative Session and things are moving quickly. This week we heard a combination of bills and together we were able to send our message on them. Make sure you hang tight because the rest of session will go by before you know it! Read the Capitol Report by

Capitol Report 3-31-2017

What a week! The 2017 League Legislative Summit is in the books and I am glad to have met everyone that came to the Summit. I appreciate all the hard work from the office staff in making sure this week was executed perfectly. We’re nearly at the halfway point in session so make sure you…

Capitol Report 3-24-2017

The third week of the 2017 Legislative Session was full of at least 9-12 bills for every committee meeting! The Legislature is gearing up for what could be a very productive session. As a reminder, the League will always take one of three positions: 1. Support; 2. Oppose; or 3. No Position. No position means we are neutral…

Capitol Report 3-17-2017

“As a reminder, the League will always take one of three positions: 1. Support; 2. Oppose; or 3. No Position. No position means we are neutral on the issue and are closely monitoring the bill. A ‘no position’ can change if a bill is amended and sways the League to either a Support or Oppose…

Capitol Report 3-10-2017

“Each week we’ll have a League Legislative Champion that shows exemplary leadership in the Florida Legislature. This week our League Legislative Champion is Senator Anitere Flores.” Here is this week’s report:Capitol Report by