Florida Lawmakers Working on the Budget

Sabrina Halvorson Florida, Legislative

Florida lawmakers last Wednesday reached the halfway point in this year’s 60-day legislative session. Both the House and Senate approved their individual budget proposals, which now sets the stage for negotiations on a final spending plan. The Senate proposal is $113.7 billion, while the House proposal totals $113 billion. Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) Director of Governmental Affairs, Sam Ard, looks at …


Agriculture Issues Discussed in Georgia Legislature

Taylor Hillman General

Week one of the 2020 session for the Georgia General Assembly took place this week. Various issues of interest to agriculture are on this year’s agenda. Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) President Will Bentley talked with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman about some of those issues, which include the budget, Georgia’s Right to Farm legislation and hemp. To keep track of activities …

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Florida Legislature Expected to Wrap Session up Saturday

Dan Florida, Legislative

Florida lawmakers are expected to vote sometime Saturday afternoon on what ended up being a $91.1 billion budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. According to the News Service of Florida, the budget was distributed at 1:32 p.m. Wednesday, triggering the start of a constitutionally required 72-hour “cooling off” period before the House and Senate can vote on …