Legislative Insider’s Report – Week 9 of 9

05/09/2017 0

It’s a wrap, folks! After 63 days, the Legislature adjourned at 8:52 pm on Monday night after passing the state budget. ¬†While there is rampant speculation that Gov. Scott may veto the budget and force a special session of the Legislature, the 98-14 vote in the House and a 34-4 vote in the Senate indicates that the Legislature has the 2/3 vote necessary to override any such veto. The chambers also could not reach a [More…]

Legislative Insider’s Report: Week 4 of 9

03/31/2017 0

Before we delve into what happened in Tallahassee this week, we wanted to remind you of the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), which held its first public hearing this week. The CRC is convened every 20 years for the purpose of reviewing the state constitution and proposing amendments which are placed on the ballot in the next statewide election. ¬†Despite the late notice of the meeting, the venue was packed, and many progressive organizations were able [More…]