agriculture/crops alternative energy/renewable energy/clean energy Ashley Moody Bill Montford Biscayne National Park BOG - Board of Governors Casey DeSantis CBD - Cannabidiol Charles Rehwinkel climate change Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill Derrick Rahming Sr. DOACS - Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Donald Tucker elephants energy/utilities FHP- Florida Highway Patrol fishing rules & regulations FWC - Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Glenn Burhans Harry Wayne Huizenga Jr. hazing hemp/cannabis Holly Bell Hope for Healing human trafficking Human Trafficking Summit Hurricane Michael immigration industrial hemp James Breman Jon Fury Julie Imanuel Brown K9/law enforcement dogs Lake Okeechobee Lauren Book marijuana/cannabis Matt Herrera Nikki Fried oil and natural gas OPC - Office of Public Counsel opioids/opioid abuse prescribed burns/fires primary elections PSC - Public Service Commission Randy Avon Rodney Barreto Ron DeSantis sanctuary city/county SFWMD - South Florida Water Management District shoal bass solar energy Steven Hougland sugar/sugar cane SUS - State University System texting while driving/distracted driving Triumph Gulf Coast voting/voter registration
Capitol Update is a weekly review of state government. Topics this week include:
- At the Energy & Climate Summit in Tampa, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced new initiatives to address the climate crisis.
- The Public Service Commission proposed a rule implementing a new law that allows utilities to charge customers in advance for storm hardening work.
- The Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission decided to extend the catch and release rule for shoal bass in the Chipola River.