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Jose Oliva Launches New Website to Grade Cities, Counties on Government Spending, Transparency

On Tuesday, Oliva showcased the site which his office dubbed “an interactive website with downloadable report cards that show rankings and letter grades for every county and municipality in the state.”
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Jacksonville’s Republican National Convention Host Committee Announced

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Brian Ballard, the president of Ballard Partners, co-chair the effort and they announced the committee members on Thursday.
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Florida Should Listen to CFO Jimmy Patronis’ Warnings About State Revenue

While Patronis doesn’t have the best of bully pulpits at this time, he is raising an important issue that Floridians should be paying more attention to during the current crisis.

Jimmy Patronis: Florida Needs to Prepare for State Revenue Impacts of COVID-19

On Friday, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis, state Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and state House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, on the need to convene the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) out of an abundance of caution to better understand the impacts COVID-19 will have on the state’s finances.
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Ron DeSantis Offers Second State of the State Address as Legislature Begins Regular Session

"Well, in this season of opportunity, we can say there is more out there to achieve for our state – and there is no reason why we can’t seize this moment and deliver for the people of Florida."

Florida Senate President Bill Galvano Opens 2020 Session

Senators, I would like to take a moment to thank you for all of your hard work over the last year, including the weeks of committee hearings leading to this Opening Day of Session. I could not be more proud of how we have been conducting business in the Florida Senate and the productivity it has yielded.
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Florida Chamber of Commerce Champions its Agenda in Tallahassee

“The Florida Chamber’s annual jobs and competitiveness agenda – the Florida Business Agenda – is a set of priorities that will help grow private-sector jobs, continue to create economic opportunity in Florida and further diversify our economy,” said Charles Caulkins, a partner at Fisher Phillips and the chairman of the Florida Chamber.
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Ron DeSantis Ready to Push Mandatory E-Verify, Higher Teacher Salaries as Legislative Session Starts

Riding high in the polls, Gov. Ron DeSantis will look to push several items through the Legislature which kicks off its regular session on Tuesday. 
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Florida’s Leaders Weigh in on Ron DeSantis’ Proposed Budget

While mostly supportive of the governor’s proposed budget, state House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, continued to offer some resistance to DeSantis’ call to raise teacher salaries to at least $47,500 a year. 
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Donald Trump Nominates Two Conservatives on Florida Supreme Court for Federal Judgeships

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he wants to name two new members of the Florida Supreme Court as federal judges--and elected officials across the Sunshine State cheered the nominations. 
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Ron DeSantis: Florida Has Stepped Up to Help Bahamas Recover From Hurricane Dorian

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis highlighted the efforts Floridians have made, including more than $11 million in private donations, to help the Bahamas.

Jose Oliva Names Patricia Williams to Florida Children and Youth Cabinet

Besides having three children and three grandchildren of her own, Williams has been the foster mother of more than a dozen other children and served as a Guardian ad Litem. She also just started a licensed child placement agency to find more foster parents.
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