In Memoriam

Joe Brown Former Secretary of the Florida Senate Joe Brown died April 16th in Tallahassee. In 1974, Brown became the 40th Secretary of the Florida Senate. He served for 22 years, retiring in 1996. Brown was 88.   Michael Collins Astronaut Michael Collins died of cancer at the age of 90 on April 28th. Collins Read more about In Memoriam[…]

Bills that Passed

PARENTS BILL OF RIGHTS This legislation says that parents have ultimate decision-making authority on issues of education, physical and mental health. Parents could more easily opt their kids out of medical procedures like vaccinations or educational courses that parents object to – like sex ed. CRAFT DISTILLERIES Florida’s craft distilleries finally leveled the playing field Read more about Bills that Passed[…]

Legislative Issues

POLICE REFORM Passing both chambers unanimously, this legislation requires police agencies to develop new policies around the use of force, including barring certain restraints, reporting of officers using excessive force and training aimed at de-escalating potentially violent situations. CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION This joint resolution would abolish the Constitution Revision Commission. The proposal will be placed Read more about Legislative Issues[…]

Legislative Issues

The Florida Legislature passed the largest ever General Appropriations Act at $101.5 billion for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. $6 billion was placed in the reserves and $350 million into the budget stabilization fund. Florida received $10 billion from the American Rescue Plan. Several environmental projects, infrastructure improvements, K-12 construction and deferred building maintenance will be underway in Read more about Legislative Issues[…]