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

  • Updates throughout the week from Governor Rick Scott and other state leaders urging people to leave South Florida, and agency efforts to try to keep traffic moving.
  • House and Senate leaders called off committee meetings next week because of the hurricane, and House Speaker Richard Corcoran warned lawmakers to be prepared for a special session in case legislative action is needed.
  • Attorney General Pam Bondi activated the state’s Price Gouging Hotline, and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam warned people to investigate charities before making hurricane relief donations.

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