Policy & Transportation Digest

Florida Legislature passes budget now up to Governor Scott

As you probably have already heard, the Florida Legislature passed their $83 billion dollar budget on Monday night.  The next step is the governor’s desk.

This week in Tallahassee:

In addition to the beginning of budget negotiations, there were a few bills moving through the process that the Chamber is watching and/or supporting.

Governor Rick Scott undecided about budget

The Governor has yet to indicate if he will accept or veto the budget.

Statement from Governor Scott Regarding the budget

Want to know how many bills passed this session?  Click here for bill statistics.

To learn more about the legislative session and the outcome of the Chamber’s priorities, register today for the  Legislative Wrap Up on May 19th.   Learn more about what the Hillsborough delegation has to say about the 2017 Legislative Session.

As things are changing in Tallahassee, Washington D.C. and here in Hillsborough County, the Tampa Chamber is watching those issues that are important to the community and your business.

Here is some of what we are watching:

  • Federal budget
  • Proposed Federal Tax Plan
  • Possible changes to the Affordable Health Care Act
  • Possible changes with the relations between the U.S. and Cuba
  • Appropriations request rule changes in Tallahassee
  • Medical Marijuana and what that means to Tampa Bay
  • Workers’ Comp. Rate
  • Premium Transit Study
  • Regional MPO


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