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Florida Legislature Passes Bills on Property Insurance, Hurricane Relief and Tolls in Special Session

This week, during a special session in Tallahassee, the Florida Legislature passed bills focused on property insurance, hurricane relief and reforming how drivers pay for tolls. “This Special Session was all about relief,” said House...

Ashley Moody Wants Legislature to Crack Down on Retail Theft Crime Rings

At an event in Hialeah on Tuesday, state Attorney General Ashley Moody said she wants the Legislature to pass a bill “to help law enforcement and prosecutors dismantle retail theft crime rings” in Florida. With...
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Florida Legislature Gets Ready to Tackle Piney Point Cleanup

Over the Easter weekend, Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in Manatee County as Piney Point continues to leak and a collapse is expected to happen. More than 300 residents were ordered to evacuate the area.

Wilton Simpson Makes Appointments to State, Regional and National Boards and Councils

“It is an honor to have many of my fellow Senators, as well as leaders in our communities and state, serve in these important capacities,” said Simpson on Friday. “I have full confidence that they will diligently and effectively represent the Florida Senate and the state of Florida.”
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Wilton Simpson Creates Florida Senate Committee on Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Simpson also named chairs and vice chairs for the other committees though he plans to name members to the committees in the days to come. 

Ashley Moody Names Members to Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse

Gov. Ron DeSantis created the task force through an executive order earlier this year and named Moody to chair it. 

GOP Senate Leadership Backs Ana Maria Rodriguez to Move Up in Tallahassee

State Rep. Ana Maria Rodriguez, R-Doral, continues to get the support of top Republicans in Tallahassee as she looks to move to the state Senate.

GOP Leaders in State Senate Back Jim Boyd’s Bid to Join Them

Boyd announced last week that he wants to replace retiring Florida Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton. Earlier this week, Galvano announced that he was backing Boyd for the Senate seat.

Florida Senate President Bill Galvano Backs Jim Boyd to Replace Him in Tallahassee

Former state Rep. Jim Boyd announced last week that he wants to replace retiring Florida Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton--and now has his support.

Jim Boyd Launches Bid to Replace Term Limited Bill Galvano in Florida Senate

Boyd, who served four terms in the Florida House, launched his bid on Thursday as he looks to keep Galvano’s seat, which includes all of Manatee County and part of Hillsborough County, for the GOP. 
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