Legislative Link

A Legislative Update Provided by the United Way of Florida


2019 Legislative Link Issues


Wrap Up Issue: Legislative Link

In this issue:

  • Legislative Session in Rear View Mirror
  • Priority United Way Bills

Issue 9.) Legislative Link

In this issue:

  • 2019 Session Extended
  • Updates on all Florida United Way Priority Bills 

Issue 8.) Legislative Link

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  • Children and Youth Cabinet
  • Workforce Education
  • Property Development

Issue 7.) Legislative Link

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  • School Safety Bill Poised for Senate Passage
  • Medicaid School-Based Service
  • Alternative Treatment Options for Veterans
  • Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program

Issue 6.) Legislative Link

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  • Children & Youth Cabinet Membership May Expand
  • Postsecondary Education for Certain Military Personnel
  • Office of Early Learning
  • Services for Veterans and their Families

Issue 5.) Legislative Link

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  • VPK Bill Gets Traction in Senate
  • Children and Youth Cabinet
  • Medicaid School-based Services
  • Military Veterans and Servicemembers Court Programs

Issue 4.) Legislative Link

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  • Top News: Early Learning Bills Continue to Advance
  • High School Graduation Requirements
  • Postsecondary Education for Certain Military Personnel
  • Services for Veterans and their Families

Issue 3.) Legislative Link

In this issue:

  • Top News: Early Learning Bills Advance
  • Priority United Way Bills Heard this Week
  • Week of March 18-22, 2019

Issue 2.) Legislative Link

In this issue:

  • Top News: A Good Week for Veterans
  • Priority United Way Bills Heard this Week
  • Week of March 11-15, 2019

Issue 1.) Legislative Link

In this issue:

  • Top News: 2019 Florida Legislative Session Begins
  • Priority United Way Bills Heard this Week
  • Updates on all Florida United Way Priority Bills

2018 Legislative Link Issues


Wrap Up Issue: Legislative Link

In this issue:

  • Session Ends on Time (Almost) Session Ends on Time (Almost)
  • 2018 Legislature Passes Record Budget
  • United Way's Priorities: How They Fared
  • Session Wrap-Up: Bills that Passed and Bills that Failed

Issue 9.) Legislative Link

In this issue:

  • School Safety
  • Education "Train" Heads to Governor's Desk
  • Session Wrap-Up: Coming Soon

Issue 8.) Legislative Link

In this issue:

  • Budget Negotiations Roll
  • k-12 and Early Learning Bills Advance
  • Health Care Budget & Funding for Home and Community Care for the Elderly

Issue 7.) Legislative Link

In this issue:

  • HB 7055 Includes Wide Array of Issues
  • Payday Lending Bill Advances
  • Child Welfare: Baby Courts

Issue 5.) Legislative Link

In this issue:

  • Budgets Ready for Conference - Affordable Housing at Risk
  • Restrictions on Use of Restraints for Students with Disabilities
  • Financial Stability: A Civil Remedy for Elder Abuse
  • Health: Senate Cuts $19 Million from Healthy Start

Issue 4.) Legislative Link

In this issue:

  • Proposed Budgets Teed Up for Passage by House & Senate
  • Early Learning Bills Keep on Rolling
  • Public Assistance: Tough Love or a Helping Hand?
  • 250 Families Could Lose Healthy Families Services

Issue 3.) Legislative Link

In this issue:

  • Next year's state budget takes shape in House and Senate versions
  • Key early learning policy bill gets a first hearing in the House
  • CHIP reauthorized; KidCare bills would streamline Florida's program
  • Florida Senior Day gift: Tax Exemption for Seniors bill passes committee

Issue 2.) Legislative Link

In this issue:

  • Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Bill Advances in Senate
  • Early Education: "A first step" towards School Readiness program quality
  • Health: Perinatal Mental Health, the "Florida's Families First Act"

Issue 1.) Legislative Link

In this issue:

  • Top News: 2018 Florida Legislative Session Begins
  • Florida United Ways Consensus Legislative Agenda
  • Financial Stability: Tax Preparation Appropriations Request
  • Supermajority Requirement for Tax Increases

2017 Legislative Link Issues


2017 Session Wrap-Up: Legislative Link

In this issue:

  • 2017-2018 Budget (Almost) Final
  • Important Education Bill Awaits Governor's Action
  • 2017 Bill Summary

    Issue 10.) Legislative Link

      In this issue:

      • Budget Veto Ahead?
      • Education: Committee on Early Grade Success Poised to Pass
      • Juvenile Civil Citation Bill Passes

      Issue 9.) Legislative Link

        In this issue:

        • Budget Conference Begins ... And Ends
        • Next Year's Budget: Conference Updates
        • Tax Preparation Assistance: Appropriations Update
        • Health Budget: Big Medicaid Cuts

        Issue 8.) Legislative Link

        In this issue:

        • Committee on Early Grade Success
        • Cash Assistance: Penalties to Increase?
        • Financial Literacy for High School Students
        • Access to Health Care

        Issue 7.) Legislative Link

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        • Health: Medicaid Managed Care
        • Education: Civic Literacy
        • Juvenile Justice: Civil Citations

        Issue 6.) Legislative Link

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        • Financial Stability Update
        • Health Update
        • Early Education Update

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