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Florida 2020 Legislative Session Preview

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Tara Calligan, WGCU
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FGCU Politicial Science Professor Roger Green, Ph.D.,(left) and FGCU Politicial Science Professor Peter Bergerson, Ph.D. (right)

Florida lawmakers officially kick off the 2020 state legislative session today. Over the course of the 60-day regular session, legislators will be considering measures that tackle a broad range of issues including teacher pay, abortion access, immigration, criminal justice reforms, the future of the state’s tourism and marketing arm, water resource protection, term limits, firearm regulation and much more.

Lawmakers are facing the additional challenge of a projected $867 million drop in tax revenue over the next two years.  This year’s policy debates are also taking place with a close eye on the upcoming November elections.

We’ll explore what’s at stake and what to expect with Florida Gulf Coast University Political Science Professors Peter Bergerson, Ph.D., and Roger Green, Ph.D.