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Capitol Update is a weekly review of state government. Topics this week include:
- Teachers’ unions and the state squared off in a virtual courtroom over the state’s mandate that all schools reopen by August 31.
- Florida deaths from COVID-19 passed the 10,000 mark, but other case indicators were trending down.
- The Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services assured Floridians that there’s no evidence any giant “murder hornets” have reached Florida.