Florida Family Policy Blog
It has been a very busy week here in Tallahassee as legislators have been working hard to come to an agreement on the state budget (the only bill they are required to pass) and to develop a comprehensive plan to address school safety after the Parkland shooting. Budget conference committees for both the House and Senate are meeting over the weekend and the Senate is in session today to discuss their school safety proposal.
Please call or email the Senate Appropriations Committee and respectfully ask them to leave homeschool private distance learning and tutoring programs alone. The Senate Education Committee recently added a dangerous strike-all amendment to HB 7055, the House’s 2018 omnibus education package.
This week students from Parkland and across the state descended on Tallahassee to call for legislative action after the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week. Photo Credit: The Palm Beach Post On Tuesday and Wednesday, students were split...
Critical Update on Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission (CRC): Upcoming Hearings in Melbourne, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Cape Coral & St. Petersburg
Your voice is needed at one of the four upcoming historic hearings of the 2017-2018 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC) scheduled during the next few weeks. As you may know, the CRC only gathers once every 20 years to review the state constitution. As part of this process, the CRC proposes constitutional amendments which citizens will be able to vote on in the November 2018 election.
While legislators try to figure out what to do in the aftermath of the shooting in Parkland this week, legislative business continued albeit at a slower pace than one might have expected.
Much of this week’s happenings centered around the state budget and education, specifically the Hope Scholarship program that is being championed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran. Both the House and Senate rolled out their budget proposals this week.
Week 4 is over and there was quite a bit of movement on some bills that we're watching, but haven't listed on our core legislative agenda. First off, the House rolled out its gambling bill for year this week. The proposed bill looks good in that it locks in the...
We were excited to see so many new faces this week in Tallahassee for our 5th annual Pro-Family Days! Each year the event has grown, and this year is no exception. Over 250 supporters and legislators from around the state joined us on Monday and Tuesday for this exciting event!
It's hard to believe that we're already at the end of the second week of Legislative Session! We have been busy preparing for 2018 Pro-Family Days at the Capitol and are expecting to have a great event with our keynote speaker Pam Tebow. We are thrilled that we'll be...
Have you tried calling us this week to register for Pro-Family Days with special guest Pam Tebow and been unable to get through? We have been the victim of a cyber attack (DDOS) coupled with some hardware failure which has taken down our phone lines! We have...
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