The Florida legislature is officially back in Tallahassee though for many watchers, it’s as if they never left. Last year the annual legislative session imploded due to a fight over whether to expand Medicaid under the affordable care act. That hurt relationships between the House and Senate as they returned to hammer out a state budget, and had to do two special sessions to redraw Senate and Congressional district maps. Now House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner are working to make peace and pass policy. And they’ve already moved ahead on several key priority bills dealing with water and making life better for Floridians with disabilities. But that’s only the start of the 2016 legislative agenda. That’s ahead on It’s About Florida.
Florida Times Union Capital Bureau Chief Tia Mitchell
Politico Florida Education Reporter Jessica Bakeman