LMA Newsletter

LMA NEWSLETTER MAY 15, 2017

Will They Be Baaack?
The Session’s “Terminator” Issues

Will there be a special session to prevent smokeable medical marijuana from becoming the (Florida Department of Health) rule of the land? And will a special session answer the question of how …

LMA NEWSLETTER MAY 8, 2017

Legislative Roller Coaster

Because so many of you have been following the legislative session with LMA, you know this last week has been a roller coaster.  We reported a couple of weeks ago that the House Appropriations Committee met and …

LMA NEWSLETTER MAY 1, 2017

Budget Impasse Clears

Last week, the House and Senate’s work on the single, most important constitutionally mandated task – passage of the budget – stalled.  The meltdown started a few weeks ago when the House released its version of their …

LMA NEWSLETTER APRIL 24, 2017

What’s the Point?     
Often times at this juncture in the legislative session (we have two weeks left and have been in session for seven weeks), you will hear those in the Capitol hallways say, “what’s the point of being here

LMA NEWSLETTER APRIL 17, 2017

How to Influence Legislators    
As most of our readers have noticed, we publish our newsletter every week during the eight-week legislative session in Florida.  Dozens of readers call or write and ask “how can we help LMA influence legislators?” to

LMA NEWSLETTER APRIL 10, 2017

The Kum ba yah Moment   
The fifth week of the Legislature was lively to say the least.  The Senate and the House are still divided on so many issues including their budgets.  On Wednesday of last week the House Appropriations

LMA NEWSLETTER APRIL 3, 2017

Vastly Different – Just Sayin’  As the legislative session enters “hump week,” i.e., the 5th week of a 9 week session, I keep hearing all of my colleagues who live in the capitol this time of year say, “I haven’t

LMA NEWSLETTER MARCH 20, 2017

Second Week of Session Brisk 
This past week’s legislative activity has been brisk for the 2nd full week of session. Bills were on committee agendas in the House and Senate on assignment of benefits (with the Wall Street Journal weighing

LMA NEWSLETTER MARCH 13, 2017

A Puzzling Start to the 2017 Session  
The Senate President Pro-Tem and Chair of the Banking and Insurance Committee filed a puzzling bill on Friday, March 3, the weekend leading into 2017 Florida legislative session with a proposed comprehensive reform