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.

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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 Seminole Tribe of Florida substance abuse/drug addiction Susan Carey tourism/tourist industry Triumph Gulf Coast US Military/Veterans Visit Florida wildfires