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October 4, 2022  •  

Florida Congressman Resigns

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Democrat U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch has submitted his resignation, which became effective September 30. Deutch was first elected to Congress in 2010, representing northern Broward County and southern Palm Beach County in what is now Florida’s 23rd  Congressional District. Deutch is leaving to join […]

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The Tallahassee City Commission adopted Ordinance No. 22-O-20 and Resolution 22-R-22, amending certain lobbying provisions. Ordinance No. 22-O-20 repeals the requirement of quarterly compensation reports and requires lobbyists to register individually rather than by firm. Resolution 22-R-22 raises the registration […]

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A federal judge rejected a Florida law limiting contributions to political committees that support ballot initiatives. U.S. District Judge Winsor has issued a permanent injunction against Senate Bill 1890 and House Bill 921. These bills placed a $3,000 contribution limit […]

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed House Bills 7001 and 7003 to prohibit lobbying by a public officer and a former justice or judge during public service and for a six-year period after leaving public office. The bills were passed to […]

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May 27, 2022  •  

Florida Special Session Adjourns

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Florida state legislators concluded a five-day special session after passing two bills addressing insurance rates. The first bill helps insurers with their risk portfolio by creating reinsurance to assist policyholders. The second requires condominiums to have thorough inspections and includes […]

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April 27, 2022  •  

Florida Special Session Called

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has called for a special session to consider legislation related to property insurance. This session will convene on May 23 and adjourn no later than May 27. The main purpose of the special session is to […]

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has vetoed Senate Bill 102 establishing the new congressional districts, citing the new maps were in violation of the 14th Amendment. Further, Gov. DeSantis has called a special session of the Florida Legislature to address the […]

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March 15, 2022  •  

Florida Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The 2022 session of the Florida Legislature adjourned sine die on March 14. Originally set to adjourn on March 11, the session was extended to enable the passage of the state’s $112 billion budget, which passed with bipartisan support. However, […]

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Following an ethics workshop discussing recommendations by the city’s Independent Ethics Board, the Tallahassee City Commission voted to move forward with introducing ordinances amending the city’s ethics code, including a ban on contingency lobbying. However, the commission declined to move […]

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Tallahassee City Hall

The Tallahassee City Commission is holding an ethics workshop to discuss and consider several proposed changes to the city’s ethics ordinances. The proposals by the city’s Independent Ethics Board include clarifying the definition of lobbyist and expanding disclosure requirements. Other […]

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November 18, 2021  •  

Special Session on COVID-19 Mandates Adjourns

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The Florida Legislature adjourned the special session on COVID-19 mandates on November 17 after just three days in session. Lawmakers approved four anti-mandate bills, which are now awaiting approval by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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Jason Mariner has secured the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Flordia’s 20th District. Mariner defeated Greg Musselwhite, who unsuccessfully challenged the late U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings for the seat in 2020. Mariner’s opponent for the January special general election […]

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November 3, 2021  •  

Florida Special Session Dates Set

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Gov. Ron DeSantis has set the dates for the November Florida Legislature’s special session concerning COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Lawmakers will convene the special session on November 15 and can adjourn no later than November 19.

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October 28, 2021  •  

Special Elections Finally Scheduled

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced special election dates for Senate District 33, House District 88, and House District 94. The special primary election will be held on January 11, 2022, followed by the special general election on March 8, […]

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