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Capitol Update is a weekly review of state government. Topics this week include:
- Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that makes texting while driving a primary offense, and another bill authorizing planning for new toll highways.
- At the annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference, DeSantis signed a tax package that includes a sales tax holiday for hurricane supplies.
- The Public Service Commission approved hurricane cost recovery plans by Gulf Power and Florida Power & Light.