Here are the top issues for Florida legislators this session, according to Gunster’s government affairs law & lobbying team.
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In addition to voting for Florida’s governor, attorney general, agricultural commissioner, chief financial officer, congressional representatives and local and state elected officials, Floridians will also be asked to vote for or against three amendments to our state constitution.
More than 1,800 bills were filed this year, but only 264 made it through both chambers.
Florida’s 2014 legislative session begins Tuesday, March 4. The 60-day session is expected to be a busy one. Here is a convenient summary of what to expect.
Changes are coming that may impact all Florida charitable organizations and the methods by which they raise contributions.
On May 1, 2013, Governor Rick Scott signed into law HB 569, which enacts sweeping changes to Florida’s campaign finance laws.
Beginning in 2014, a new law aims to begin driving business and consumers toward embracing the cost-efficiency of natural gas motor fuel.
The U.S. Senate is a special institution where you don’t have a simple majority rule, George LeMieux, former U.S. Senator and current chair of Gunster law firm, tells the host of “Issues,” on WPBT2, a PBS station in South Florida.
Teachers and state workers received their first pay raises in the state budget in several years, the insurance industry managed to hold on to a decades-old tax break, Internet cafes were banned, and a texting-while-driving ban passed after many years of unsuccessful attempts to pass similar language.
How the Medicaid expansion issue is resolved during session will have far-reaching ramifications on a range of business issues, including allocation of the state’s $74+ billion budget, as well as how other legislative priorities are resolved.