Issues of Interest

PRIMARY ELECTION Florida held its presidential preference primary election on Tuesday, March 17th. Former Vice President Joe Biden took the delegates for the Democratic Party and President Donald Trump for the Republican Party. ETHICS The House Public Integrity & Ethics Committee has been conducting hearings regarding the operations and pay structure of the Florida Coalition Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

Senate President and House Speaker 2014 Work Plan

Following their success in last year’s session, President Gaetz and Speaker Weatherford recently announced their joint agenda called the 2014 Work Plan Florida to address some of Florida’s most pressing needs.  The five point plan includes: (1) economic opportunity through education; (2) a Florida GI Bill; (3) protection of vulnerable Floridians; (4) a $500 million Read more about Senate President and House Speaker 2014 Work Plan[…]

2013 Legislative Leadership Priorities

Campaign Finance Reform – The Legislature’s campaign reform proposals, SB 1382 by the Senate Ethics & Elections Committee and HB 569 by Representative Robert Schenck (R-Spring Hill) would: Raise campaign contribution limits. Eliminate certain political committees. Require candidates to file campaign finance reports more frequently. Senate Committee Chairman Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater) and Representative Schenck are working Read more about 2013 Legislative Leadership Priorities[…]

2013 Legislative Issues

Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Destin) and House of Representatives Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) will be pursuing a single legislative agenda called “Work Plan Florida.” The five point plan includes campaign finance reform, elections reform, ethics reform, education reform and pension reform. Campaign Finance Reform – To increase accountability and transparency in Florida’s election system, the Read more about 2013 Legislative Issues[…]