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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 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 November 2020

Republicans strengthen hold on power going into crucial redistricting year. Structural changes to budget likely. New House and Senate leaders have new ideas.

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