Issues of Interest

PETER’S ROCK AGAMA LIZARD The invasive Peter’s rock agama lizard population appears to be spreading in South Florida and could threaten local species as it feeds on insects, like butterflies, rather than just plants. The lizards are colorful and can grow to about a foot. In Florida, adult males have bold orange or red heads, Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

Movers and Shakers

Appointments by Governor DeSantis: Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council Lisa Scott-Founds, Fort Lauderdale, president and CEO of Winterfest, Inc. and executive producer of the Winterfest Boat Parade. Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees Appointed were Robbie Roepstorff, Sanibel, president and director of Edison National Bank of Fort Myers; and Edward “Tee” Baur, Port Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]

Bills that Passed

Below are bills that passed this legislative session: PRESCRIPTION DRUGS A prescription drug importation program that would have to be approved by the federal government passed both chambers. The bill was sponsored by Representative Tom Leek (R-Daytona Beach) and was a priority for Governor DeSantis. STATE EMPLOYEE INSURANCE The Legislature made a few changes to Read more about Bills that Passed[…]

Issues of Interest

OPIOID CRISIS Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 19-97 on April 2nd establishing the Office of Drug Control and the Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse to combat Florida’s substance abuse crisis. SUNPASS CONTRACTOR The conversion of software for SunPass billing has not gone smoothly since its implementation began last year. Hundreds of complaints still pour Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

Legislative Issues

LOTTERY Legislation has been filed to prohibit the use of personal electronic devices to play, store, redeem, sell, or purchase lottery tickets or games. It also requires a warning be printed on the back of all lottery tickets about the dangers of gambling. LEGISLATIVE EMPLOYEE PAY RAISE This bill by Senator Annette Taddeo (D-Miami) provides Read more about Legislative Issues[…]