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

  • Governor Rick Scott went to Puerto Rico to survey damage from Hurricane Maria, then met with President Trump at the White House to report on the needs there and Florida’s efforts to help.
  • Updates on continuing recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma in Florida, from the Keys and Collier County to communities in the northeast.
  • The Governor and members of the Legislature called for policy changes to combat opioid abuse.

2017 HB 7069 Education 2017 Hurricane Season agriculture/crops Annette Taddeo Arthenia Joyner assisted living/nursing homes Bill Galvano Bill Montford charter schools Chris Roberts Cindy Stuart Clay County Collier County Schools controlled substances CRC - Constitution Revision Commission Daniel Perez death penalty/capital punishment elections/election laws emergency management farms/farming/farmers Federal assistance felon voting rights FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency floods/flooding Florida Keys Florida Women's Hall of Fame Future of Florida Forum Gary Petty generators/generator safety Hillsborough County Schools Hurricane Irma Hurricane Maria hurricanes/tropical storms Immokalee in-state tuition Jim Boyd Joanna Buckles John Katopodis Katherine Fernandez Rundle Kelly Lichter Libby Thurston Mark Hopper Mark Schneider Melissa Miller Michael Lambrix opioids/opioid abuse Pam Stewart Patrick Boland prescription drugs Puerto Rico Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills Rick Scott Rob Gwin Samantha Tindell segregation self defense Sheila Fish Sherry Landers special election St. Johns River Stand Your Ground Law substance abuse/drug addiction voting/voter registration Willie Nunn