Issues of Interest

EVERGLADES RESTORATION PROJECTS The EAA Reservoir Project is a joint Everglades restoration effort between the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The SFWMD’s Governing Board unanimously approved an agreement which enables the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin work on the accompanying storage reservoir. The Old Tamiami Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

Bills that Passed

LICENSE PLATES An additional 10 new specialty license plates, including “Support Healthcare Heroes” and a Florida State Parks plate, were approved by the Legislature. There are currently 120 authorized plates with another 33 attempting to reach the 3,000 pre-orders within the allotted 24-month period. A cap of 150 was instituted last year.  K9 MEDICAL AID Passing Read more about Bills that Passed[…]

Movers and Shakers

Audubon Florida Board of Directors Named chair of the Audubon Florida Board of Directors was Heidi McCree, Tampa, an attorney. Lauren Book The Florida Senate Democrats have chosen Senator Lauren Book (D-Plantation) as their Democratic Leader, succeeding Senator Gary Farmer (D-Fort Lauderdale). Just days before this year’s legislative session concluded, Senator Farmer resigned his seat Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]

Bills Signed by Governor DeSantis

ELECTIONS Although considerably watered down from the original bills, both chambers passed legislation which will restrict voting largely along party lines. Described by supporters as putting “guardrails” on Florida’s election process, the legislation restricts when ballot drop boxes can be used, who can collect and return the ballots and how many they may collect. The Read more about Bills Signed by Governor DeSantis[…]

Movers and Shakers

Commission on Election Integrity The Commission on Election Integrity of the Republican State Leadership Committee named three to the Commission. Appointed were: Laurel Lee, Florida Secretary of State; Senator Kathleen Passidomo, Republican from Naples and chair of the Senate Rules Committee; and Representative Paul Renner, Republican from Palm Coast and chair of the House Rules Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]