2019 budget conferences 2019 HB 1033 Continuing Care Contracts 2019 HB 7071 Postsecondary Workforce Education 2019 HB 7123 Taxation 2019 Legislative Session 2019 SB 168 Federal Immigration Enforcement 2019 SB 2500 Appropriations 2019-20 state budget/appropriations affordable housing Amber Hughes Anitere Flores Ben Diamond Bill Galvano Bobby Payne cancer career/vocational/technical education Chip LaMarca Chris Latvala computer science/computer coding coral reefs David Simmons DCF - Department of Children and Families DFS - Department of Financial Services Dorothy Hukill Ed Hooper education funding Eric Sutton Everglades firefighters Florida Forever FWC - Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Gary Farmer health care Holocaust Remembrance Day Hurricane Michael hurricanes/tropical storms Jason Pizzo Javier Fernández Jeff Brandes Jimmy Patronis Joe Parramore José Javier Rodríguez Jose R. Oliva Kathleen Passidomo Kelli Stargel Lori Berman MaryLynn Magar Michael Crosby National Day of Prayer OIR – Office of Insurance Regulation Oscar Braynon II police officers/law enforcement Rob Bradley Ron DeSantis sales tax sanctuary city/county school safety/school security taxes/tax cuts Tom Lee transparency Travis Hutson USF – University of South Florida Visit Florida voting/voter registration water pollution/water quality
Capitol Update is daily review of state government during the Legislative Session.
- The full Senate amended then approved the sanctuary cities bill, and the House took it up for consideration.
- State CFO Jimmy Patronis responded to a letter from the League of Cities calling on Governor DeSantis to veto the bill that would provide cancer benefits to firefighters.
- A panel of experts told the Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission that a mysterious disease and other factors have driven Florida’s Atlantic reef to the brink of functional extinction.