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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 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 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.

Florida Government News for October 2020

October Florida Government News

Voting and the elections, the coronavirus, and the M-CORES toll road project were among the top stories in Florida government news in October.

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