A Look at the Upcoming Legislative Session After Irma

Oct 16, 2017

State Lawmakers have completed their first round of five committee weeks leading up to the start of Florida’s 2018 legislative session, which officially kicks off Jan. 9.

That first week of meetings was delayed due to impacts of Hurricane Irma. Lawmakers still have plenty of prep work ahead of them before the session begins, but an idea of what will likely be next year’s hot-button issues is beginning to take shape.

WGCU’s legislative specialist John Davis joins Gulf Coast Live to talk about the upcoming legislative session in which an already-tight budget will be negotiated with the mounting cost of Hurricane Irma recovery.