Legislative Issues

BUDGET The Legislature sent its $91.1 billion budget to the Governor on June 14th. He approved it on June 21st and vetoed 187 projects totaling $131.2 million. This was his first budget as Governor. Key highlights included more funding for the environment and $1.9 million in recovery dollars for those impacted by Hurricane Michael. You may view the Senate’s full budget summary here.

ELECTION RESULTS Two special elections took place on June 19th to fill vacancies. Republican Jason Shoaf, Port St. Joe, defeated Democrat Ryan Terrell in House District 7 and Republican Randy Maggard, Dade City, defeated Democrat Kelly Smith in House District 38.