Capitol Update – Week Ending 05/20/2011

  • The number of Floridians out of work drops below one million as the unemployment rate declines for the fourth month in a row.
  • Days after the governor signed an elections bill into law, it’s already changed one election underway in Miami.
  • Forecasters predict an above average hurricane season.


2011-2012 Budget Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam Attorney General Pam Bondi Ava Parker Ben Watkins BOG - Board of Governors Broward Teachers Union Bryan Koon Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater death benefits Death Master file Dr. Charles Mullin Dr. Jack Nicholson early voting elections bill Elizabeth Dudek Emancipation Day eyewitness identification first district court of appeals Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Florida Innocence Commission Florida Supreme Court Governor's Hurricane Conference Healthy Schools for Health Lives Act Hurricanes Jackie Pons John Hancock Insurance Judge Hawkes Kevin McCarty Kurt Browning Lester Sola life insurance companies Marcelo Llorente Medicaid & Public Assistance Fraud Strike Force Medicaid fraud Metropolitan Life Nationwide Pat Santeramo PECO - Public Education Capital Outlay Property Insurance public education capital outlay Rep. Alan Williams Rep. Joseph Abruzzo Rep. Marti Coley Rick Perry Roberta Bradford SB 408 school food program Secretary of State Ken Detzner Sen. David Simmons Sen. Garrett Richter Sen. Mike Fasano Sheriff Bill Cameron Space Shuttle Endeavor Texas Governor Teye Reeves unemployment compensation trust fund unemployment rate voter registration