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

  • Members of the Legislature went to South Florida to hear from doctors, law enforcement and the public about the magnitude of Florida’s opioid crisis.
  • A review of the impact the sweeping education bill this year will have on struggling schools.
  • State economists met throughout the week to review revenue from sources like the lottery, Seminole gaming and tobacco taxes.

2017 HB 7069 Education Adam Putnam Allan Bense Amy Baker Antwan Cole Brett Cyphers Cabinet Aides controlled substances CRC - Constitution Revision Commission David Sherman Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill EDR - Office of Economic & Demographic Research education k-12 FHP- Florida Highway Patrol firefighters Florida Forest Service Florida Forever Florida history Florida Lottery freshwater springs/ springs projects & restoration gaming/gambling Jack Latvala Jasmine Smith Jeff Collins Jose Diez-Arguelles Joseph Abruzzo Ken Lawson Kristin Jacobs Legacy Florida Lisa Barton Matt Willhite Maureen Kielian Michael Bileca Museum of Florida History NWFWMD - Northwest Florida Water Management District Oak Ridge Elementary School opioids/opioid abuse PSC - Public Service Commission quilting/quilts revenue estimating Robert Skrob Schools of Hope Seminole Tribe of Florida substance abuse/drug addiction Susan Carey tourism/tourist industry Triumph Gulf Coast US Military/Veterans Visit Florida wildfires