July 2013: From the Capitol…

Since the completion of the 2013 legislative session in early May, Governor Rick Scott and his team have received two hundred eighty-five bills for consideration. As of July, he has acted on all of them. The Governor is also working to appoint a new Lieutenant Governor.  Since former Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll’s resignation in March, a few names have surfaced but there has not been an official announcement. Without an appointment, the Lieutenant Governor’s Office remains closed.

 The remainder of the summer will be quieter than last year since it is not an election year for state officials.  Expect incumbents and challengers to begin their campaign and fund raising efforts, however.

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