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Capitol Update is a weekly review of state government. Topics this week include: .
- Industry experts convened in teams set up by the Governor to consider when and how to open the state back up for business.
- The coronavirus disruption to the food chain has caused a 522 million dollar loss to Florida’s agriculture industry – which is struggling to survive.
- Floridians are participating in arts and culture virtually – like supporting libraries during National Library Week and a Trivia Night hosted by the Historic Capitol.