Tag: Cary Pigman

Drew WilsonMarch 11, 2016

The Florida Nurses Association applauded lawmakers Friday for passing a bill allowing advanced registered nurse practitioners and physician assistants to prescribe controlled substances, a measure the group had put before the legislature for 22 years. “It’s been a long battle, and well worth the fight,’’ said FNA Executive Director Willa Fuller in a news release. […]

Phil AmmannMarch 10, 2016

The Senate unanimously passed a bill affecting an assortment of different environmental regulations. LobbyTools reports that HB 589, sponsored by Rep. Cary Pigman, in part makes it easier to obtain a water well contractor license; changes regulations around phosphate mines; allows more activities to contribute to the state’s water credit trading program; provides more oversight […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterDecember 28, 2015

Thank you notes will soon be arriving in the mailboxes of Floridians living in six legislative districts. Americans for Prosperity-Florida sent out mailers today to Floridians in six legislative districts to say thank you to state House and Senate members who sponsored legislation aimed at health care reform and eliminating government overreach. “We believe that […]

Bill RuftyDecember 13, 2015

The most fun places for political junkies are the diners and coffee shops of small towns where lots of good rumors and speculation seem to be served up along with the eggs and pancakes. And the most speculation recently has been over state Sen. Denise Grimsley, a Sebring Republican, and her 2016 re-election campaign in […]

Mitch PerryDecember 2, 2015

A bill that would create a new regulatory framework in Florida for the controversial practice known as fracking  passed a House panel Wednesday, despite overwhelming public testimony against it. The House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee approved the bill (HB 191), filed by Estero Republican Rep. Ray Rodrigues and Rep. Cary Pigman, an Avon Park Republican, on a 9-3 […]

Jim RosicaNovember 4, 2015

State lawmakers filed bills Wednesday that would create exemptions to state public records law, ranging from topics involving substance abuse to cell-phone tracking. State Sen. Joe Abruzzo, a Boynton Beach Democrat, filed a bill (SB 762) that would shield the names of people involuntarily committed for substance abuse treatment. “The personal health of an individual and […]

Jim RosicaAugust 26, 2015

The Florida House of Representatives has released committee assignments for the 2016 Legislative Session, including a brand new “Select Committee on Affordable Healthcare Access” created Wednesday. “I am directing the Select Committee to explore policy options to reduce the cost of health care for consumers and improve the transparency of health care information, make recommendations for […]

Phil AmmannAugust 24, 2015

With a tip of the hat to Legislative IQ powered by LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round. Off: Shirley Proctor is no longer administrative assistant to the Senate Committee on Judiciary. On: Joyce Butler has become the new administrative assistant for Judiciary. Off & On: Ned Luczynski has become policy chief […]


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