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Week in Review | October 21-25, 2019

State representatives have wrapped up their third week of committee meetings in Tallahassee in preparation for the 2020 legislative session. During House committee meetings, members heard briefings and participated in important discussions on items ranging from public integrity and ethics discussions to abortion restrictions and state education improvements. The next committee week is scheduled for November 4-8, and the 2020 legislative session is slated to begin Tuesday, January 14. House Health & Human Services Committee votes to protect human life Parental consent is required for most medical procedures on a minor; abortion – one of the most life-altering decisions a person can make – sho

Week in Review | October 14-18, 2019

House Republicans have wrapped up the second week of committee meetings in Tallahassee as they prepare for the 2020 legislative session. Over the course of the week, House committees heard briefings and participated in important discussions on items ranging from market-based health policy and marijuana to insurance and banking, education, commerce, justice, and more. The next committee week is scheduled for October 21-25, and the 2020 legislative session will begin Tuesday, January 14. House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee Reviews Basics of Florida Teacher Compensation After Governor DeSantis’ $603 million proposal to increase teacher salaries – in addition to the more than $2 billion in

Statement by the Speaker of the House

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Oct. 7, 2019) -- Speaker Jose Oliva released the following statement on the Governor's education spending announcements today. "I am in receipt of the Governor's statement regarding teacher compensation as I am of the over $2B of new spending requests from his agencies. The legislative process will properly vet these among all other state concerns. My initial thought is one of gratitude for those who came before us and saw it fit to bind us and all future legislatures to a balanced budget."

 
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