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Curated news and posts about Florida’s legislative, executive and judicial branches of government, its U.S. Senators, and the issues they address

Florida Government News for April 2022

April 2022 Florida State News

DeSantis signs congressional map following special session; calls second special session to take up property insurance reform. DeSantis vs. Disney. A new Education Commissioner. Moody wins $600 opioid settlement from Walgreens.

Florida Government News for March 2022

Florida Government News

Legislative session recap: Perception and reality. Unanimity vs. party-line bills. Unfinished business: Condo safety, property insurance reform. Record $112 billion budget. Redistricting update.

Florida Government News for February 2022

Florida House and Senate redistricting maps approved. Congressional map unresolved as DeSantis threatens veto. Record $100 billion-plus budget and bills to implement leaders’ priorities likely to pass.

Florida Government News for January 2022

Florida Government News for January 2022

House, Senate approve state redistricting maps. Congressional map on hold after DeSantis issues his own map and seeks Court review. Republican priority bills move ahead as 2022 legislative session nears half-way point.

Florida Government News for December 2021

December 2021 Florida Government News

DeSantis releases $100 billion Freedom First budget proposal. State challenges to federal vaccine mandates seem to be succeeding. UF accreditation under review due to free speech controversy. Conservationists’ case tossed.

Florida Government News for November 2021

November Florida Government News

Special legislative session a DeSantis victory. Proposed congressional and legislative redistricting maps released. State/federal tug-of-war over vaccine rules continues. Troubling UF free speech controversy widens.

Florida Government News for October 2021

Florida Government News October 2021

DeSantis calls special session to address mask, vaccine mandates. Elections supervisors say democracy under threat. DeSantis wants more election reforms. Redistricting committees won’t hold public hearings before drawing maps.

Florida Government News for August / September 2021

August / September Florida Government News

Fighting mask and vaccine mandates. Slow uptake on federal COVID relief. A more simpatico Surgeon General. Major news media companies sue for access to Florida’s COVID-19 data. Redistricting committees begin meeting with promises of transparency.

Florida Government News for July 2021

Florida Government News July 2021

Another coronavirus wave hits Florida. DeSantis bans vaccine and mask mandates. Florida signs on to lawsuit challenging Roe v. Wade. DeSantis sides with Israel, adds Unilever to state list of “Scrutinized Countries that Boycott Israel.”

Florida Government News for June 2021

June 2021 State News

DeSantis wins cruise ship battle with CDC; ACLU wins in challenge to contribution cap on political committees proposing constitutional amendments; Florida’s Supervisors of Elections question new voting law.

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