LMA Newsletter

So Where Are We and Where Do We Go From Here?

Yes, we are still shaking our heads and trying to wrap our minds around what REALLY happened the last week of April, when the House abruptly shut its doors and members left town. It was a shot that was heard throughout Florida and unfortunately, the Nation.  In an effort …

So, Who’s On First and Who’s On Second and….Look’s Like Overtime…

Really?

At first I thought my eyes were deceiving me last Thursday as I watched that Florida House quarterback with only ten seconds left do a quick kick on third down, punted for 50 yards with the ball being downed on the three yard line and clock expired. Senate …

The House Takes a Step towards Budget Agreement; Senate Quickly Responds

As we reported in last week’s newsletter, the budget is certainly the big issue in flux at our state Capitol right now.  Both the House and Senate feel confident about their budget proposals and last Thursday (4/23/15) the House sent its official budget offer to the Senate, seemingly an …

Two Weeks Left and Budget Consensus May Be in Trouble

Two weeks left and although lots of bills are moving very fast now, the budget is stuck.  Last week the House passed a $76.2 billion balanced budget that funds Florida’s top priorities, and with Florida’s economy continuing to improve, there is a budget surplus. The House budget did not include …

Six Weeks down-Three Weeks to Sine Die

Another busy week in the Florida Legislature and we are seeing a number of insurance bills starting to move quickly forward or falling completely off the radar.  You may notice in this newsletter edition that we’ve dropped a small number of bills off our tracking for the obvious reason that they aren’t going …

Week Five

We were super busy during Week five of the 2015 Florida Legislative Session.   Covering the many bills moving through the multiple committees does require us to bring out our best juggling talents and we like to think we are members of Cirque du Soleil troops!  In keeping you up to date, we try to not only provide you …

Another Busy Week

Week four of Florida’s 2015 Legislative Session brought an even greater surge of energy to our State Capitol.  Our legislators have gotten into their groove now and the busy work of the state is at full speed. Our elected officials are intensely concentrating on the bills they are expected to review, discuss and vote upon, not to …

Tallahassee Was Busy All Over

Last week we saw lots more action in and around the state capitol building, including the profuse blooming of our azaleas, redbud trees, Bradford pear trees and the plethora of other flowers that make our fair city extra beautiful this time of year.  While we sneeze more from the pollen that blankets everything, we are …

2015 Legislative Session—Fourteen Days Down and Forty-six to Go

As we proceed through session, you will find the newsletter to be a clean and succinct recap of the prior week’s action and activities.  A short overview will come first, and then as we did last week, an update on the bills that LMA is following for you. We hope you …

Your State Capital Was the Place to Be

The energy in and around your state capitol building could not be denied last week as the doors opened wide for the beginning of the 2015 Legislative Session.  As is usual, the first day was filled with all things “legislative,” as representatives, senators, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, and of course, the …