Tag: LobbyTools

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” […]

Staff ReportsAugust 30, 2016

There’s just a few hours left until the polls close, and statewide turnout is currently under 20 percent. Forty-seven counties in Florida have started to report turnout numbers, according to LobbyTools. The legislative monitoring service reported more than 2.1 million votes have already been cast. That brings statewide turnout to just over 17 percent. Statewide […]

Staff ReportsJune 27, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott is known as an early riser, so no surprise he would want to get a jump on the 2017-18 budget process. LobbyTools reported Monday his office “issued written instructions to state agencies to develop budget requests which will be considered in the upcoming legislative session.” Here’s the rest of their post: The […]

Phil AmmannJune 14, 2016

Republican Rep. Eric Eisnaugle is now unchallenged in his re-election effort. LobbyTools reports Democrat Dave Trotter has dropped his bid for House District 44 with an open letter dated Monday to Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant. According to the Florida Division of Elections, Trotter was Eisnaugle’s only active challenger so far for the Orlando-area seat. In the […]

Phil AmmannMarch 7, 2016

On Monday, the Senate unanimously passed House Bill 7027, a broadly worded bill that seeks to reform several policies and programs for the Florida Department of Transportation. After senators adopted a series of amendments, LobbyTools reports the bill now returns to the House. Among the amendments were adding language to encourage the development of transportation policy for […]

Phil AmmannFebruary 17, 2016

A Senate committee rejected a proposal Wednesday to scale back the state’s certificate of need (CON) program for licensing hospitals, hospices, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. LobbyTools reports that SB 1144, filed by Niceville Republican state Sen. Don Gaetz, sought to give exemptions from the CON requirement to facilities that provide “charity care in […]


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