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Legislative Update: 2019 Session – Week 2

Week 2: March 11th – 15th, 2019 Elections: The House Oversight, Transparency & Public Management Subcommittee heard HB 613/ (SB 270), Repeal of Public Campaign Financing Requirement, sponsored by Representative Roth. The bill proposes the repeal of s. 7, Art. VI of State Constitution to eliminate the requirement for public financing of campaigns of candidates […]

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Becker’s Spotlight: President Trump’s Fiscal 2020 Budget Proposal

Becker’s Spotlight offers a weekly in-depth analysis of an issue driving the discussion in Washington. This week’s edition focuses on the release of President Trump’s Fiscal 2020 Budget Proposal, which requests $4.7 trillion while proposing large domestic discretionary spending cuts.

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Legislative Update: 2019 Session – Week 1

Week 1, March 4th – 8th, 2019 Elections: The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee heard SB 272/ (HB 613), Campaign Finance, sponsored by Senator Baxley. The bill repeals provisions relating to the Florida Election Campaign Financing Act; specifically deleting provisions governing the public funding of campaigns for candidates for statewide office who agree to certain […]

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2019 Florida Legislative Session – CALL Alert for March 11, 2019

Today’s alert focuses on a bill that has some folks cheering and others cringing. HB 1259 (Fernandez-D-114) primarily addresses the issues of illegal kickbacks and fraudulent voting activity in condominiums, but goes a step too far in terms of criminalizing failed document inspection requests. This bill has the support of the Speaker of the House, […]

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Introducing The Becker Insider by the Government Law & Lobbying Practice

The Becker Insider provides recent news from our Government Law & Lobbying Practice, as well as unique perspectives and insight into the Florida policy issues that matter most to you. At Becker, we believe that our strengths truly lie in our differences. Our local, state, and federal lobbying teams have deep and longstanding relationships across […]

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2019 Florida Legislative Session – CALL Alert for March 4, 2019

Florida’s 2019 Legislative Session commences Tuesday, March 5th. We have already read and analyzed more than two dozen bills and reached out to various bill sponsors to discuss our support on some bills and concern on others. Last week SB 1442 (Torres) was filed as the Senate companion to HB 155 (Cortes). These bills, known […]

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2019 Florida Legislative Session – CALL Alert for February 26, 2019

Dear CALL Members, March 5th and the start of the 60-day, 2019 Regular Legislative Session in Florida is right around the corner. We are tracking several bills on behalf of communities throughout Florida and there is a lot of work to do to ensure that the most helpful bills pass. In order to make this […]

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