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November 7, 2018  •  

Florida Passes Revolving Door Ban

Voters approved Amendment 12, titled Lobbying and Abuse of Office by Public Officers. The amendment expands restrictions on lobbying for compensation by former public officers, former justices, and judges. Effective December 31, 2022 the measure bans state and local officials […]

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A special runoff election will be held on November 6 to fill the remainder of Susan Valdes’s term on the Hillsborough County School Board. Her resignation for the District 1 seat is effective in November. Former Hillsborough County School District […]

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The Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust selected Jose J. Arrojo as its new executive director. Arrojo is currently a Chief Assistant State Attorney and will be the third director of the commission since it was created in 1996. […]

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The Board of Governors for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation unanimously approved a new policy requiring lobbyist registration. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis asked the board last month to create a registration and disclosure process at the corporation similar to […]

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The Florida Constitution Revision Commission voted to place a six-year revolving door restriction directly on the November general election ballot. Proposal 6007 would also ban state and local officials from lobbying the Legislature, executive branch, and the federal government while […]

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The Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) is one step closer to placing an ethics proposal on the November ballot. Proposal 39, creating an extended waiting period for state and local officials seeking to lobby after leaving office, was approved as […]

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Once every 20 years, the Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) convenes for the purpose of reviewing the state’s Constitution and proposing changes for voter consideration. The CRC travels around the state for approximately one year to identify issues, perform research, […]

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The Florida Legislature adjourned sine die on Sunday, March 11 after extending its annual session for several days to pass a state budget. Lawmakers approved an $88.7 billion budget with $21 billion allocated for public schools. Some of the funds […]

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The city commission adopted changes to Tallahassee’s ethics rules, taking aim at improper interactions between elected officials and those seeking official action. Changes to the ordinance include a ban on city officials soliciting gifts from vendors and lobbyists and a […]

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Changes to registration and training requirements are now effective for Miami lobbyists. Following the passage of Ordinance 13718, lobbyists must now register within five business days of being retained as a lobbyist by a principal and prior to engaging in […]

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Florida legislators have proposed several bills that would reform how lobbyists do business in the state. House Bill 7003 makes changes to the Florida Code of Ethics and would develop a system track and publish lobbyists registrations. House Bill 7005 […]

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Gov. Rick Scott has set a special election for an opening in the state House of Representatives. A primary election for House District 39 will be held on February 20, 2018, with a general election on May 1. Rep. Neil […]

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Gov. Rick Scott has set a special election for an opening in the state House of Representatives. A primary election for House District 39 will be held on February 20, 2018, with a general election on May 1. Rep. Neil […]

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Gov. Rick Scott announced a special election will be held for House District 114. The special primary is schedule for February 20, 2018 and the special general for May 1, 2018. Rep. Daisy Baez of Coral Gables resigned the seat […]

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