In his latest newsletter, Rep. Chip LaMarca discusses various issues facing our state that could be addressed by the state legislature when it convenes on January 11. There are reprints of his articles in the Sun Sentinel 100 influential leaders as well as pictures from his activities in our community. We thank Chip for participating in our dedication of Pio Ieraci Place on the Galt Mile.
In his latest update, Rep LaMarca reports that the Legislature had a very productive committee week process before this year’s legislative session, which will begin on January 11th. During these six committee weeks, the Florida House discussed gaming, education, held special session, and more.
After last year’s historic budget due to the pandemic, economists have estimated that we will have more in general revenue than previously expected for this fiscal year, along with following 2022-2023 fiscal year. This additional revenue does not include the $6 billion in Coronavirus stimulus money, which has not been tapped into and remains in the State’s reserves.
Rep. LaMarca goes on to report on several important legislative bills filed in the State House. Click here to read the full Legislative Update.
Our state representative Chip LaMarca provides an overview summary of all the legislation passed in 2021 by the Florida Legislature. He is now beginning to prepare for legislative committee weeks throughout the remainder of the year and prepare for the 2022 legislative session in January. The highlights from the 2021 legislative session include a monumental $101.5 billion budget, which includes a significant amount of Federal COVID-19 Relief funding. The budget leaves a historic $6 billion in reserves to ensure that Florida is always prepared for a better tomorrow.