2018 Parkland school shooting 2020 Constitutional Amendment 2 - Raising Florida’s Minimum Wage absentee ballot/vote by mail agriculture/crops Alberto Carvalho Ashley Moody Assignment of Benefits (AOB) Audrey Gibson Black Lives Matter CARES Act funds Carol Dover Casey DeSantis Citizens Property Insurance Corporation coronavirus lockdown Coronavirus – COVID-19 Daniel Uhlfelder Dave Newell David Altmaier Desmond Meade DOAH- Division of Administrative Hearings ECB - Executive Clemency Board education k-12 Escambia County Fentrice Driskell flood insurance Florida Cabinet Florida Education Association Florida Forever Florida Supreme Court Florida TaxWatch Florida's economy Hispanic/Latin American heritage Hurricane Sally Jay Bhattachrya Jimmy Patronis John MacIver LBR - Legislative Budget Request local governments/home rule M-CORES - Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance Martin Kulldorff Mary Jane Arrington masks mental health/mental illness Michael McCabe Michael Olenick minimum wage Neil Volz Nikki Fried Organization Session police violence/brutality proposed constitutional amendments protests/demonstrations rate hike/rate increase Reopen - Phase 3 restaurants/restaurant industry restoration of rights/felon voting rights Rich Templin Richard Corcoran Robert Runcie Ron DeSantis Shirley Joseph small business social distance/social distancing supervisors of elections SUS - State University System teachers telehealth/telemedicine Teresa McBride voting/voter registration
Capitol Update is a weekly review of state government. Topics this week include:
- Governor Ron DeSantis declared Phase Three of Florida’s response to COVID-19 and lifted most of the state’s restrictions.
- The Governor announced a plan to crack down on public demonstrations that become unruly or violent and asked the Legislature to act quickly to introduce and pass a bill.
- The Clemency Board refused to restore the civil rights of Desmond Meade, leader of the group that created Amendment 4 restoring voting rights to felons who complete their sentence.