• The Governor supported Enterprise Florida business incentive programs at a factory in Tallahassee, on the same day Florida’s unemployment rate ticked up from 4.9% to 5%.
  • A House committee approved a bill that would make it illegal to solicit state employees on the job for charitable contributions.
  • Basketball star “Magic” Johnson met with lawmakers throughout the day advocating for health care for low-income Floridians.

Tags:
2017 HB 1117 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Applicant Drug Screening 2017 HB 1137 Use of State Funds 2017 HB 1141 State Employment 2017 HB 351 Public Records and Meetings/Postsecondary Education Executive Search 2017 HB 697 Federal Immigration Enforcement 2017 HJR 811 Membership of Cabinet; Election of Secretary of State 2017 SB 236 Sports Development 2017 SB 416 Use of Animals in Proceedings Involving Minors 2017 SB 608 Decreasing Penalties for Certain Crimes Amy Baker Andy Thomas Barney Bishop Bill Montford Bobby Powell Brad Drake charities/charitable giving Chris Latvala Chuck Mitchell Dan Raulerson David Richardson Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill DOS - Department of State Earvin "Magic" Johnson economic incentives EDR - Office of Economic & Demographic Research elections/election laws Enterprise Florida Eric Friday Florida State Employees' Charitable Campaign Florida Unemployment Rate Francesca Menes FWC - Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Gardiner Scholarship Gayle Harrell geocaching health care HIV/AIDS illegal drugs Jeff Brandes Jennifer Sullivan John Cortes Jose R. Oliva Katie A. Edwards Kim Wilmes Larry Metz Lucia McBath Manny Diaz Jr. Ralph Massullo Ramon Alexander Randy Fine Rick Scott Rob Bradley Ross Spano sanctuary city/county Sandra Mortham Sean Shaw self defense service dogs/therapy animals small business Stand Your Ground Law TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Thomas Leek undocumented immigrants unemployment VPK - Voluntary Pre-K Wengay "Newt" Newton