Bills that Failed

Some of the bills that failed this legislative session include: WORKER’S COMPENSATION Legislation was filed to find a way to reduce increases in workers’ compensation insurance rates. Business groups were heavily involved in this effort, but disagreements about the fee amount for injured workers’ attorneys stalled it. NO FAULT AUTO INSURANCE A proposal to repeal Read more about Bills that Failed[…]

Bills that Passed

Bills that passed the 2017 legislative session include:  CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES  Drug dealers who distribute fentanyl, an opioid painkiller 100 times more powerful than morphine, in which a customer dies from an overdose will be charged with murder.  A trafficking charge would also be allowed for possession of four grams of the drug.  Fentanyl abuse has Read more about Bills that Passed[…]

Primary Elections

The summer is winding down, though you would never know it from the record-breaking heat throughout the state. July 2016 was the hottest July on record, going back 130+ years, and it is the tenth record-breaking month in a row.  And hurricane season, while almost half over, is just entering the most active time of Read more about Primary Elections[…]

From the Capitol

The campaign season is in full swing with the largest field of local, state and federal candidates on the ballot in many years.  Some of the increase is attributable to the effects of the Fair Districts amendment, which redrew the congressional and Senate districts leading to all seats being open. Judicial, state attorney and public Read more about From the Capitol[…]

From the Capitol

In recognition of Flag Day, the First Flag Act was passed by the Second Continental Congress on this day in 1777. It stated “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” The Read more about From the Capitol[…]