2016 Orlando nightclub shooting/Pulse Nightclub 2018 Constitutional Amendment 4 - Automatic Restoration of Rights 2020 HB 6501 Relief/Dontrell Stephens/Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office 2020 HB 969 Broadband Internet Service 2020 SB 28 Relief of Clifford Williams by the State of Florida 2020-2021 state budget/appropriations absentee ballot/vote by mail alcoholic beverages Anitere Flores Anthony Holloway Ashley Moody Audrey Gibson Beth Jones Bill Proctor Brandon Wolf Brian Regan broadband access Charlie Dudley Clifford Williams college athletes concealed carry coronavirus mobile testing coronavirus test kit Coronavirus – COVID-19 Dan Rowe DEO – Department of Economic Opportunity deregulation DOACS - Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Dominic Calabro Donald Quincey drunk driving ECB - Executive Clemency Board Eddie Agramonte education k-12 FCS - Florida College System federal stimulus money FEFP - Florida Education Finance Program Florida Cabinet Florida Chamber of Commerce Florida Police Chiefs Association Florida TaxWatch Gaming Compact Griff Griffitts Gwen Margolis Jeff Brandes Jerry Parrish José Javier Rodríguez Judy Tanzosch LGBTQ+ issues local bills Loranne Ausley M-CORES - Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance Mark Earley Mark Mullins Matt Thompson NCAA - National Collegiate Athletic Association Nikki Fried online education/distance learning police officers/law enforcement police violence/brutality private school protests/demonstrations Randy Fine reading/literacy Reopen - Phase 1 Reopen - Phase 2 restoration of rights/felon voting rights Richard Corcoran Ron DeSantis rural communities Seminole Tribe of Florida supervisors of elections tolls/toll roads tourists/tourism industry Tracie Davis unemployment assistance vacation rentals Victor Torres Jr. Visit Florida voting/voter registration Will Watts
Capitol Update is a weekly review of state government. Topics this week include:
- The Governor and Commissioner of Education announced plans to fully reopen schools in the fall.
- As protests for racial justice continued around the state, the Governor signed a relief bill for Clifford Williams, an African-American man who spent 43 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, and another bill for Dontrell Stephens who was unarmed when a Palm Beach County deputy shot him and left him paralyzed.
- A state senator testified before Congress about shortcomings in Florida’s unemployment system.