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Capitol Report for Week Ending March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016; Blog Post, Status Update

Week nine of the 2016 Florida legislative session will soon be over and there was action on issues that are priorities for Common Cause Florida. One of our top priorities is now on the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature. Another priority failed to make it out of its last committee stop and is dead for the 2016 session. After passing an $82 billion budget, the legislature is expected to adjourn on Friday afternoon.

Capitol Report for Week Ending March 4, 2016

March 4, 2016; Blog Post, Status Update

Week eight of the 2016 Florida legislative session is over and there was action on issues that are priorities for Common Cause Florida. Unfortunately, one of our top priorities failed to make it out of its last committee stop this week and the committee is not scheduled to meet again. All of the legislation we once considered problematic has been neutralized to the point that Common Cause Florida is no longer opposing it.

Capitol Report for Week Ending February 26, 2016

February 26, 2016; Blog Post, Status Update

Week seven of the 2016 Florida legislative session is over and there was action on issues that are priorities for Common Cause Florida. Most of the legislation we support is well positioned to pass in the final two weeks of the session. All of the legislation we once considered problematic has been neutralized to the point that Common Cause Florida is no longer opposing it.

Capitol Report for Week Ending February 12, 2016

February 12, 2016; Blog Post, Status Update

Week five of the 2016 Florida legislative session is over and there was action on issues of interest to Common Cause Florida. This week, Common Cause Florida hosted a press conference in support of the ethics and campaign finance reform bills that have been filed in the 2016 legislative session.

Capitol Report for Week Ending February 5, 2016

February 5, 2016; Blog Post, Status Update

Week two of the 2016 Florida legislative session is over and there was action on issues of concern to Common Cause Florida. The big news this week came on Wednesday when the Florida Senate announced it would not appeal a Leon County judge’s ruling on a Senate redistricting plan.

Capitol Report for Week Ending January 22, 2016

January 26, 2016; Blog Post, Status Update

Week two of the 2016 Florida legislative session is over and there was action on issues of concern to Common Cause Florida. The big news this week came on Wednesday when the Florida Senate announced it would not appeal a Leon County judge’s ruling on a Senate redistricting plan.

Capitol Report for Week Ending December 4, 2015

December 7, 2015; Blog Post, Status Update

The Florida legislature continues to prepare for the 2016 legislative session holding a final week of committee meetings. Also this week, the Florida Supreme Court upheld Circuit Judge Terry Lewis’s decision in favor of a congressional district map submitted by Common Cause Florida and the League of Women Voters of Florida. The Supreme Court’s decision means the Common Cause/League of Women Voter’s map is now the new congressional district map for Florida, barring any successful future legal challenges.

Capitol Report for Week Ending November 20, 2015

November 23, 2015; Blog Post, Status Update

Update on our redistricting litigation, including news regarding submission of 6 Senate Plans to the Circuit Court and a hearing in the Florida Supreme Court in the Congressional Case. Also, news on movement of Common Cause ethics and elections issues in the Legislative interim committees.

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