Ordinary citizens will largely be left out in the 2021 legislative process | Florida Phoenix

With the Florida Legislature convening next week, regular citizens trying to participate in the legislative process will face tough hurdles under COVID-19 protocols set by the House and Senate chambers. For Floridians who want to engage in the process of creating laws and providing testimony, access in general will be limited and residents with disabilities will face even more difficulties during the pandemic. What’s more, the two chambers in the Legislature are inconsistent in their COVID protocols. In a Thursday briefing, a frustrated group of Florida advocates found little help in expanding public access, following a letter to several lawmakers.

Ordinary citizens will largely be left out in the 2021 legislative process | Florida Phoenix

About Stephen E. McGaughey
Resident of the City of Coral Gables

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