Capitol Update is a weekly review of state government.  This week’s topics include:     

  • The Senate Education Committee took up school deregulation bills, including changes in rules for school testing, grade promotion and recess. 
  • A consulting firm hired by the state told lawmakers that Florida’s prison system could exceed inmate capacity by next year.
  • A state commission formed to evaluate court consolidation drafted a report explaining why it decided not to recommend consolidation.