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

  • Governor Rick Scott announced that he will ask for an extra $30 million in next  year’s state budget for pay raises for state law enforcement officers.
  • State economists updated their forecasts for energy and communications tax revenue and for vehicle registrations.
  • The Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission postponed the start of Gulf County’s scallop season because of an algae bloom.

2017 HB 7069 Education algae/algae blooms Amy Baker aquaculture/fisheries Boca Raton Christopher Mitchell Cissy Proctor Dan Raulerson David Capo Defuniak Springs EDR - Office of Economic & Demographic Research education k-12 Emily Slosberg endangered or imperiled species/ecosystems Enterprise Florida fishing fraudulent credit card skimmers/scanners FWC - Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Gene Spaulding Havana Jennifer Adams Jim Boyd Kimberly Daniels Lake Okeechobee manatees Nancy Saunders Pam Bondi Pamela Gruver Paul Gray Paul Renner police officers/law enforcement Port St. Joe pythons revenue estimating Rick Scott Rick Swearingen Rob Bradley scallops sea turtles sexual assault kits/rape kits sharks shellfish small business taxes/tax cuts texting while driving Tom Willits Tony Lombardo water policy/water management water storage/reservoirs