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

  • Florida’s unemployment rate dropped from 4.3% to 4.1%, and state economists discussed a positive outlook for Florida’s economy.
  • The state Board of Education discussed ways to turn failing schools around, improving teacher salaries and other issues at their meeting in Tallahassee.
  • The Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission released Eastern indigo snakes into the wild in North Florida to try to help repopulate the species.

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2017 SB 374 Postsecondary Education abortion Adam Putnam Amy Baker April Lott Baker Act BOE - Board of Education Bradford Thomas Citizens for Strong Schools Clyde Diao concealed carry David Printiss Deborah Burr education k-12 Florida Lottery Florida Unemployment Rate Florida's economy foreclosures FWC - Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Governor veto guns/ weapons/ firearms Heidi Maier homeowners insurance/property insurance jobs/employment Joe Negron John Bryant Julia Kaye Marion County Mike Burke Pam Stewart PSC - Public Service Commission Richard Corcoran Samuel Staley sinkholes snakes Susie Caplowe Tasha Carter teacher pay unclaimed property US Military/Veterans