DATE: January 21, 2018
Since Hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked havoc on both Florida and neighboring Puerto Rico, the discussion in Tallahassee has focused on how the State of Florida should address the fallout and prepare for the next big storm. After months of meetings, the House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness debuted the second week of the 2018 Legislative Session with 78 recommendations addressing the aftermath and the state's need to prepare for future storms.
The proposals, consolidated from more than 90 suggestions, address health care facilities, agriculture, housing, flooding, debris removal and education. They will be turned into House bills for legislative consideration. While neither chamber met on the floor this week, House and Senate committees dealt with dozens of pieces of legislation. Both chambers considered hundreds of spending projects, each inching closer to crafting its own budget.
The House is scheduled to convene on the floor Wednesday and Thursday next week. The Senate is scheduled to meet Wednesday.
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