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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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Gov. Ron DeSantis - by Gage Skidmore

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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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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Gov. Ron DeSantis - by Gage Skidmore

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he intends to call a special session of the Florida Legislature in November. Though the specific dates have not been set, the session will take up issues regarding COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

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The Board of County Commissioners have adopted Ordinance 21-73 adding additional requirements to the registration and reporting of lobbyists communication with the Miami-Dade County. The new requirements include requiring lobbyists to disclose the specific issues they are lobbying, lobbyist registration […]

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Gov. Ron DeSantis - by Gage Skidmore

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 1890, establishing a contribution limit of $3,000 to PACs sponsoring or opposing constitutional amendments proposed by initiative. The new law also establishes a preemption of contribution limits established by local government entities. The […]

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May 5, 2021  •  

Florida Special Election Announced

Gov. Ron DeSantis - by Gage Skidmore

Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced the special election to fill Florida’s 20th Congressional District to replace Rep. Alcee Hastings who died last month. The special primary election will be held on November 2 with the special general election being held […]

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May 3, 2021  •  

Florida Legislature Adjourns

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The Florida Legislature adjourned sine die on April 30. Among the measures passed was the record $101.5 billion budget bills. Other measures passed include the controversial election reform, anti-protest, and transgender athletes bills.

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