Legislative Issues

Governor Ron DeSantis called for a special session of the Florida Legislature to enact protections for 1) workers against employers’ COVID-19 vaccine mandates; and 2) parents to manage healthcare decisions for their children. This will likely impact businesses and government entities who are requiring employees to be vaccinated or risk being fired. It also takes Read more about Legislative Issues[…]

Laws That Go Into Effect October 1st

Although the minimum wage constitutional amendment went into effect in January, some Floridians will see their wage increase as the first bump, as outlined by the amendment, starts October 1st. The minimum wage increases to $10 an hour and will continue rising until it reaches $15/hour by September 30, 2026. Other bills that go into Read more about Laws That Go Into Effect October 1st[…]

Education Bills that Passed

Voucher Expansion/Consolidation The Gardiner and McKay scholarship programs, which serve students with special needs, were merged with the Family Empowerment Scholarship program, which serves low- to middle-income families. It increases the maximum income eligibility to receive vouchers to 375 percent of the federal poverty level, meaning a family of four making nearly $100,000 a year Read more about Education Bills that Passed[…]