Client advocacy at the legislative, executive, agency, county and municipal levels.
Tracking, analyzing and interpreting proposed legislation and regulations, including the state budget.
Continuous monitoring and analysis of legislative, administrative, regulatory and political activity to assess potential impacts.
Collaborative strategic planning to ensure alignment of a government relations strategy with the desired business goals.
Issues of Interest
SEAWEED While it may sound like something from a horror film, a 5,000-mile-wide blob of seaweed is makings its way to Florida’s Gulf coast. The sargassum seaweed bloomed in the Atlantic Ocean and is traveling through the Caribbean to the Gulf of Mexico. The blob can potentially dump mounds of smelly seaweed along the Gulf Read more about Issues of Interest[…]
From the Capitol
Florida Legislators began their 2023 Session on Tuesday, March 7th. A total of 1,759 bills have been filed and are making their way through committees. Senators and representatives are seeking funding for a wide variety of projects. Over 1,450 requests totaling $2.76 billion were filed in the Senate and 2,333 requests totaling $770 million were made in Read more about From the Capitol[…]
SAVE OUR HOMES A joint resolution to revise the limitation on increases of homestead property tax assessments is making its way through the legislative process. The current Save Our Homes amendment limits annual increases in the taxable values of homesteaded property to 3 percent. Voters would decide in 2024 whether to lower that cap to 2 Read more about Legislative Issues[…]
Legislative Items of Interest
This session, a total of 1,736 bills have been filed. The bill filing deadline for both chambers was noon, Tuesday, March 7th. Budget requests for House local projects number 2,333 totaling more than $770 million while in the Senate, over 1,450 requests have been filed with a potential total cost of $2.76 billion. K-12 EDUCATION Bills Read more about Legislative Items of Interest[…]
Special Session B Recap
Last month, the Florida Legislature held a special session February 6th – 10th to consider four topics, three local bills, and a joint resolution. Two additional bills were not considered. The ones that passed and were signed by the Governor appropriated $650 million in emergency funding for hurricane relief and created a $50 million loan program Read more about Special Session B Recap[…]