CAPITOL REPORT 2016 Session Week 4


Budget discussions have been taking place as the House and Senate have finalized their initial budget proposals for the upcoming fiscal year. But major issues remain unresolved, particularly in education funding and tax cuts. Still, lawmakers are ahead of schedule

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Letter Re: HB 1021/SB1220 Public Records


    Attention: As an active participant and strong supporter of Florida’s Sunshine Law, the LWVF strong opposes HB 1021 and SB 1220. To the The Honorable House Speaker Crisafulli The Honorable Senate President Gardiner Re: HB 1021/SB1220 Public Records

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In an unexpected development, a bill that would allow holders of concealed weapon permits to openly carry handguns is likely dead this session with strong disagreement between the House and Senate over how far the proposal should go. Capitol Report 2016

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Capitol Report 2016 Session Week 2


Resounding news from our Capitol came this week regarding redistricting when Republican leaders decided not to appeal a Leon County judge’s ruling. Please click here to read the LWVF announcement and backup information. Capitol Report 2016 Session Week 2 January 22, 2016 Filed

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Capitol Report 2016 Session Week 1


Following a year of special sessions, political infighting, and a collapse of constitutional protocol with the House unexpectedly aborting its regular session, legislators moved quickly to cement its priority issues this week. Promising a renewed commitment to working together for

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Legislative Summit Trip to Tallahassee


The LWVF’s annual Legislative Summit brings members from across the state to Tallahassee to meet with and advocate before state legislators. The League works hard to ensure that our strong, unified, non-partisan voice is heard. This two-day conference takes place during the

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