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A special election has been set for February 27, to fill the seat recently vacated by former Commissioner Ken Russell. Commissioners had 10 days to appoint a replacement to serve out the remainder of Russell’s term but could not find […]

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Gov. Ron DeSantis scheduled a special primary and election to replace former state Rep. Joe Harding who resigned after he was indicted on charges of wire fraud, money laundering, and making false statements. Harding previously represented House District 24. The […]

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November 9, 2022  •  

Governor DeSantis Reelected

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis won his bid for reelection against his Democratic challenger Charlie Crist. DeSantis won by a wide margin with almost 60% of the vote. DeSantis appears to have done well in Miami-Dade County, which has historically voted […]

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Congressman-Elect Maxwell Frost

Florida Democrat Maxwell Frost has won the seat for Florida’s 10th Congressional District. Frost becomes the first member of Generation Z to serve in the United States Congress. Frost defeated his Republican opponent Calvin Wimbish and will succeed the current […]

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is planning to call another special session to address the property insurance industry. The governor is working with lawmakers to schedule the upcoming session. While no confirmed date has been announced, DeSantis indicated lawmakers could convene […]

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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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Tallahassee City Hall

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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Q: I have taken on a new role handling our company’s government outreach in Florida. I will likely be lobbying both state and local officials. Where do I get started? A: Florida offers a labyrinth of compliance issues for state […]

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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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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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