Monday, Feb. 8, 2016
TABLES TURNED… The Governors Club in Tallahassee hosts a panel discussion with online news correspondents starting at noon. The event is for members only. The featured panel includes Matt Dixon of Politico Florida, The News Service of Florida’s Jim Saunders, Gary Fineout of The Associated Press and SaintPetersBlog’s Peter Schorsch. More information can be found here.
WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION… The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear a bill that would prohibit companies from discriminating against employees on their sexual orientation or gender identity starting at 1:30 p.m. in Room 110 of the Senate building.
HEALTH CARE… The Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee takes up legislation on health cost transparency, telehealth, mental health and substance abuse and the Right to Try Act 2 p.m. Monday in room 212 of the Knott Building.
KRATOM... The House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee will consider a bill banning Kratom, a stimulant, in room 102 of the House building at a meeting starting at 3 p.m.
CORRECTIONS... The Senate Criminal Justice Committee is scheduled to hear bills reforming the state prison system at a meeting of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee that starts at 4 p.m. in room 37 of the Senate building.
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016
SINKHOLES… A bill that would allow companies to sell standalone sinkhole insurance plans is up for a hearing in front of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee 10 a.m. Tuesday in room 110 of the Senate building.
ETHICS... The Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee will consider, among other things, a bill updating the state’s ethics laws in room 401 of the Senate building at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
NURSE COMPACT… The Senate Health Policy Committee takes up a bill that may attract out-of-state nurses through mutually recognizing licensures with other states 10 a.m. Tuesday in room 412 of the Knott Building.
UBER… The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider a bill regulating transportation network companies in room 110 of the Senate building at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016
CAMPAIGN FINANCE… Candidates and committees face a Wednesday deadline for fundraising reports covering January.
CORRUPTION… A bill that would expand ethics laws to cover some contractors and make it easier to prosecute corruption cases is scheduled to come before the Senate Rules Committee at 10 a.m. Wednesday in room 110 of the Senate building.
BUDGET… The House and Senate are expected to debate their budget proposals starting 1 p.m. Wednesday.
JMI DINNER… The James Madison Institute hosts its annual dinner Wednesday at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center. A VIP reception starts at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
BUDGET… The House and Senate are expected to pass their budget proposals Thursday. The House session starts at 9 a.m. and the Senate starts at 1 p.m.
WATER MANAGEMENT...The Southwest Florida Water Management District discusses, evaluates and prioritizes fiscal year 2017 requests for project funding in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties at the SWFWMD Tampa Service Office starting 10 a.m. Thursday. More information can be found here.
Friday, Feb. 12, 2016
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT… The Education Estimating Conference talks about PreK-12 enrollment 8:30 a.m. Monday in room 117 of the Knott Building.
BOND HEARING...The Florida Housing Finance Corporation holds a hearing to discuss the issuance of up to $12 million in bonds for the acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of specific multifamily residential rental developments at 9 a.m. at the Florida Housing Finance Corporation offices in Tallahassee. More information can be found here.
REVENUE IMPACT… State economists will consider the financial impact of yet-to-be-determined legislation 10 a.m. Friday in room 117 of the Knott Building.