Rep. Halsey Beshears

This week we’re talking with local lawmakers about this year’s legislative session.

House Appropriations Chair Carlos Trujillo (R-Miami).
Florida Channel

Florida House lawmakers submitted more than 12-hundred individual project bills asking for $2.5 billion. But just 516 projects have made it through committee.

Nick Evans

House lawmakers are likely to face an uphill battle to get money for projects in their districts.  Rural lawmakers are ready to face the challenge but they’re trying to reset expectations.

Sarah Mueller / WFSU

Two North Florida lawmakers met with Wakulla County residents Thursday to hear their concerns ahead of the upcoming legislative session.

The sleepy fishing village of Panacea could become a full-fledged city if Governor Rick Scott approves one of the few bills to survive the raucous 2015 legislative session.  Backers want to focus on economic development.

Local lawmakers want $250,000 to renovate the St. Marks lighthouse.
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Florida lawmakers are heading back to Tallahassee June first to pick up where they left off on budget negotiations. The Big Bend’s regional delegation is banking on the special session to get some local projects funded.

The House is poised later this week to approve a measure giving nearly 600 local voters the right to make Panacea an official city.