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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 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.

Florida Government News for May 2021

May 2020 Florida Government News

DeSantis signs $100 billion budget; cruise ship battle continues; 30-year gambling compact signed; FDOE proposes U.S. history standards targeting critical race theory.

Florida Government News for April 2021

Florida Government News April 2021

DeSantis suspends COVID-19 restrictions; vaccination rate lags the nation. New voting law, others passed as legislative session ends. First state budget to top $100 million awaits signature.

Florida Government News for March 2021

March Florida Government News

Another coronavirus spike? Legislature midway through session. DeSantis signs COVID liability shield. Voting law changes likely.

Florida Government News for February 2021

Florida Government News February 2021

Voting and election reform, limiting the minimum wage increase, honoring Rush Limbaugh. FL Senators Rubio, Scott on Biden’s Cabinet nominees.

Florida Government News for January 2021

January 2021 Florida Government News

COVID-19 liability protection, DeSantis’ “anti-mob” and “free speech” bills among legislative priorities. Sweeping school choice bill proposed.

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