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Capitol Update is a weekly review of state government. Topics this week include:
- The state Surgeon General declared a public health emergency because the Hepatitis A outbreak is only getting worse.
- Back to school preparations around the state include a sales tax holiday for school supplies.
- The Blue-Green Algae Task Force created by the Governor discussed the impact of Florida’s 2.5 million septic tanks on algae blooms.