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

  • Governor Rick Scott ordered the suspension of the license of the Broward County Nursing home where people died without air conditioning after Hurricane Irma, and issued an emergency rule addressing the availability of emergency generators in all nursing homes.
  • A review of Irma’s impact on small businesses and agriculture and efforts to help those sectors recover.
  • Visit Florida launched a social media marketing campaign to get Florida’s tourism industry back up to speed.

2017 Hurricane Season Adam Putnam agriculture/crops AHCA – Agency for Health Care Administration aquaculture/fisheries assisted living/nursing homes Big Pine Key Carole Emerson CFO - Chief Financial Officer commercial fishing elder affairs/ senior citizens emergency management endangered or imperiled species/ecosystems FCC - Florida Citrus Commission fishing fishing license Florida citrus Florida Keys FWC - Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission generators/generator safety homeowners insurance/property insurance Hurricane Irma hurricanes/tropical storms Jacksonville Jason Brodeur Jimmy Patronis Justin Senior Ken Lawson Kerri Post Key Deer Kip Corriveau Mike Myhre Nick Wiley power outages Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills Rene Garcia Richard Corcoran Rick Scott Rob Bradley Rob Dearduff SBDC - Small Business Development Center small business Sonny Perdue tourism/tourist industry Visit Florida