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Last Call for 5.7.19 — A prime-time read of what’s going down in Florida politics

A digest of the day’s politics and policy while the bartender refreshes your drink.

Last Call — A prime-time read of what’s going down in Florida politics.

First Shot

Yolanda Cash Jackson will head to Gainesville next week to deliver the commencement address for the next batch of JDs coming out of The University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law.

The Becker & Poliakoff shareholder is herself an alumna of UF Law and her ties to her alma mater run deep — she’s actively involved in the University of Florida Foundation, the Levin College of Law’s Law Center Association Board of Trustees

Like any commencement speaker worth her salt, Jackson’s experience has an ere of “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.”

Before she earned her reputation as one of the most effective lawyer-lobbyists in Tallahassee, Jackson’s nontraditional path took her through many areas of practice, including family law and litigation.

Sure to make the speech is her dedication to giving back to the community. The JD 90 alumna attributes community involvement as one the best ways one can help themselves, and she’s earned some accolades to back that up.

In addition to being named a top influencer by the Miami Herald and the “Most Effective Lawyer” in 2018 by the Daily Business Review, Jackson is the only nonelected, nongovernment triple inductee into The Children of Inmates’ “League of Superheroes.”

Evening Reads

Donald Trump to visit Hurricane Michael-ravaged Tyndall Air Force Base” via the Panama City News Herald

Mitch McConnell: Pass disaster aid before Memorial Day recess” via Marianne Levine of POLITICO

John Morgan says Joe Biden endorsement doesn’t mean he’s back in the Democratic Party” via Steven Lemongello of the Orlando Sentinel

Ron DeSantis tackling climate change with ‘Chief Resilience Officer’” via Scott Powers of Florida Politics

Is this gas pump sticker a public service or a campaign ad?” via Samantha Gross of the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau

Human trafficking prevention educator challenges Stephanie Murphy” via Scott Powers of Florida Politics

One lawmaker says she will pay her own way for Israel trip with Ron DeSantis, Cabinet” via Michael Moline of Florida Phoenix

Paul Renner reflects on successes of 2019 Session” via A.G. Gancarski of Florida Politics

New budget full of spending nuggets” via Jim Turner of The News Service of Florida

Fort Pierce to Virgin Trains, Audubon: Impress us but have cash to pay for what you build” via Keona Gardner of Treasure Coast Newspapers

Quote of the Day

“Since day one, I have been relentless in calling for this funding, and I will continue to do so. We cannot let up when it comes to restoring the Everglades and protecting our water.” — Gov. Ron Desantis, reflecting on the Legislature’s work in providing historic funding toward Everglades restoration and Florida’s water resources.

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Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried will join environmental groups, agricultural stakeholders and others for an announcement related to the state’s water and environment. That’s at 9:45 a.m., South Florida Water Management District, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach.

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Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including Florida Politics and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. Schorsch is also the publisher of INFLUENCE Magazine. For several years, Peter's blog was ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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