Capitol Update is a weekly review of state government. Topics this week include:   

  • Governor Ron DeSantis said the rise in COVID cases is largely a seasonal surge, and while he urged people to be vaccinated, he said he would resist any efforts to impost mask mandates.
  • A 5th Grade Teacher from Pinellas County was named Florida’s Teacher of the Year.
  • Red tide in Tampa Bay is now moving north along the Gulf coast.