July 9, 2020

July 2020
Legislative Update

July is here and we are continuing to deal with the new normal of life in a world with the Coronavirus. It continues to change how we work and live. In the political world it means candidates are trying to figure out how to safely get their message out to voters. A recent fundraiser I attended was held at an open air restaurant and most folks were wearing masks including yours truly. Many events have been canceled. Many have limits on who can attend. Zoom interviews are the new normal.

I highly recommend  requesting a vote by mail ballot for the upcoming August 18th Primary. Having a vote by mail ballot does not mean you have to use it, it just ensures you can vote, it does not preclude you from voting live if you prefer.

In the legislative arena, the Governor signed into law the 92.2 billion dollar budget on June 29th. The budget will go into effect on July 1. He cut a record $1 billion from the budget, the largest veto in Florida’s history.

If anyone has questions about who the FRS is supporting on the state level this election cycle, do not hesitate to ask me. I can be reached at

Thanks and please stay safe and well,

Alison Dudley, FRS Lobbyist

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