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

  • At the annual Associated Press pre-session briefing, reporters quizzed the Governor and Legislative leaders about budget and policy priorities, and about sexual harassment policy within the Legislature.
  • The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether Governor Rick Scott can appoint three new Justices on the day his successor is sworn in.
  • An update on state parks restoration, including the recovery of parks damaged by Hurricane Irma.

2018 Election 2018 SB 540 Postsecondary Education 2018-19 state budget/appropriations Adam Putnam Andrew Gillum AP - Associated Press Arthenia Joyner assisted living/nursing homes Audrey Gibson Bahia Honda State Park beaches Bill Montford Carolyn Timmann CFO - Chief Financial Officer Chris Farrell Chris King Chris Smith Christine Cauffield CRC - Constitution Revision Commission Daisy Baez DEP - Department of Environmental Protection Don Gaetz ECB - Executive Clemency Board Eric Draper FCS - Florida College System felon voting rights Florida Forever Florida League of Women Voters Florida State Parks Florida Supreme Court Frances Neu generators/generator safety Gwen Graham Herbert Hoover Dike higher education/post-secondary education Hurricane Irma Jack Latvala Janie Thomas Jeff Clemens Jimmy Patronis Joe Negron John Mills Julia McCall Lake Okeechobee Legislative Planning Session LeRoy Pernell medical marijuana/cannabis mental health/mental illness online education/distance learning Oscar Braynon II Puerto Rico Ray Rodrigues restoration of rights Richard Corcoran Rick Scott Roberto Martinez Scott Spaulding sexual harassment/misconduct Sherry Plymale substance abuse/drug addiction Tim Cerio Visit Florida voting/voter registration water and land conservation wildfires