Winners and losers emerging from the 2017 Legislative Session
Posted on May 8, 2017
By: Peter Schorsch, Florida Politics
Dysfunction seems to run in Tallahassee like a sine wave. We went from the collapse of 2015 – the House going home early, no budget, a Special Budget Session – to the trains-on-time Session of 2016, to the no-budget-at-the-end-of-regulation Session in 2017. We saw another Session in which we got oh-so-close to a gambling bill, only to have victory swallowed by the maw of Capitol defeat. And yes, the war of words between Gov. Rick Scott and House Speaker Richard Corcoran over defunding tourism marketing and business incentives got nasty, but…isn’t that why we got into this business?
Now, this Session’s Winners and Losers, with an additional section below for our friends and frenemies in the news media...
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