2019 Legislative Session


The annual session of the Florida Legislature begins Tuesday with a proposed budget from Governor Ron DeSantis of $91.3 billion.  In addition to the task of passing a balanced budget, lawmakers will consider a broad range of legislative proposals concerning issues ranging from water quality protection and environmental conservation to bills concerning firearms and school safety, education, healthcare, medical marijuana, fracking and beyond. 

Victoria Alvarez, WGCU-FM

Members of Southwest Florida’s state legislative delegation met this week with members of the Chamber of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers for a look at their priorities ahead of this year’s legislative session.