Bill Galvano talks with press before 2019 Session
State Sen. Bill Galvano

Bill Galvano
The Republican talked about a variety of issues facing lawmakers.

Senate President Bill Galvano held a final pre-Session briefing Friday with members of the Capitol Press Corps before the start of the 2019 Legislative Session.

The Bradenton Republican discussed funding for Hurricane Michael cleanup, his infrastructure program, thoughts on Gov. Ron DeSantis‘ prescription drug plan, chances of assignment of benefits (AOB) reform, medical marijuana, education bills, and more.

This year’s Session is March 5-May 3, starting with DeSantis’ State of the State address — his first as governor — to a joint meeting of the Legislature.

A 41-minute-long Periscope video of the meeting can be viewed below.

Last updated on February 22, 2019

Jim Rosica

Jim Rosica is the Tallahassee-based Senior Editor for Florida Politics. He previously was the Tampa Tribune’s statehouse reporter. Before that, he covered three legislative sessions in Florida for The Associated Press. Jim graduated from law school in 2009 after spending nearly a decade covering courts for the Tallahassee Democrat, including reporting on the 2000 presidential recount. He can be reached at [email protected]


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