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.

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