Tag: agency for persons with disabilities

Staff ReportsDecember 28, 2018

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis on Friday announced that Barbara Palmer will continue to serve as Director of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD). “Barbara has spent many years working to advance the needs of Floridians with disabilities,” DeSantis said in a statement. “I have seen that she has the leadership capabilities and subject matter expertise […]

Staff ReportsOctober 14, 2016

One day before the Oct. 14 deadline, state agencies began issuing Legislative Budget Requests [LBR] for the upcoming fiscal year. As LobbyTools explains, budget requests include several “exhibits” and “schedules” — exhibits offer alternative views of an agency’s budget request, such as by issue or category. Schedules provide supporting documentation for exhibits. For instance, “Exhibit D-3A” […]

James CallFebruary 22, 2015

It’s the lull before the storm. In the spring, salmon swim upriver, swallows return to Capistrano and 160 lawmakers descend on the state capitol to decide how to spend billions of dollars. That’s next week, this week people catch their breath before a 10-week sprint of budget debates and whether to change regulations governing alcohol, […]

Phil AmmannDecember 9, 2014

Gov. Rick Scott today reappointed Barbara Palmer as director of the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities. Appointed director in August 2012, Palmer previously served as chief of staff since September 2011. Before her role at APD, Palmer was assistant secretary for administration at the Department of Children and Families. “Under her leadership, APD has […]


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