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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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Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President Wilton Simpson have announced a special session to convene on May 17. The special session will focus on legislation implementing and ratifying the 30-year gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida […]

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The Florida House and Senate have instituted COVID-19 safety protocols during committee meetings ahead of the 2021 legislative session. For the month of January, Senate committee meetings will be limiting in-person attendance to individuals invited by the committee leaders. Rooms […]

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Leon County, Florida commissioners have approved an ordinance updating the county’s lobbying regulations. The new ordinance updates the registration and reporting process by removing the notary requirement and developing an online registration form. The ordinance also defines a clear process […]

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March 19, 2020  •  

Florida Legislature Adjourns 2020 Session

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After extending the session to complete work on several appropriations bills, the Florida Legislature adjourned sine die Thursday, March 19. During the 2020 session, the Legislature considered but failed to pass any of the proposed ethics bills. Bills include changes […]

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The Florida Senate has introduced a bill creating a statewide registration system for lobbying government entities. The bill expands the definition of lobbying to include seeking to influence any governmental entity with respect to a decision or an attempt to […]

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Tallahassee City Hall

On December 4, the Tallahassee City Commission approved an ordinance amending the city’s ethics code. The ordinance expands the Independent Ethics Board’s jurisdiction to covered individuals including: Each public official An employee or member of a city board, commission, or […]

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The Florida Legislature adjourned sine die on May 4. The 61-day legislative session ran a day longer than expected as lawmakers passed a $91.1 billion state budget over the weekend. During the session, lawmakers failed to pass an ethics reform […]

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On Tuesday, the Tallahassee Independent Ethics Board proposed changes to expand the city’s ethics code. The proposal expands the Board’s jurisdiction to procurement employees and individuals required to file state financial disclosures. Additionally, the proposal increases the fines faced by […]

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Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher resigned last week from her post. Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended her earlier this month for failing to meet deadlines during last November’s election recount. Wendy Santory Link has been appointed by the […]

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