Capitol Update is a weekly review of state government.  Topics include:

  • Governor Rick Scott signed the state budget, vetoed billions in spending items, and ordered the Legislature to return in special session to consider changes in education, tourism marketing and economic development spending.
  • State leaders urged Floridians to be prepared for storms as the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season begins.
  • A review of some of the bills signed by the Governor this week.

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