The Florida Senate Page Program Now Accepting Applications
The Florida Senate is now accepting applications for the 2023 Legislative Session. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2022.
The Florida Senate Page Program offers students the opportunity to participate in the legislative process through a hands-on approach. Pages will role-play as Senators, develop ideas for new laws, draft legislation, and file bills. The week culminates with a mock session in the Senate Chamber, in which bills are introduced, debated, and voted on by the Senate Pages.
Additionally, Senate Pages will assist members of the Florida Senate by distributing legislative materials and correspondence in the Senate Chamber while observing the Senators as they discuss and debate legislation. Pages may also lead the Pledge of Allegiance during session, enjoy guest speakers, and participate in educational tours and activities. Participants must be 15 or older to be in the program.
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Florida Surpasses Four-Year Goal for Everglades Restoration and the Protection of Water Resources
On Wednesday, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted more than $1.2 billion for Everglades restoration and the protection of Florida’s water resources in the Freedom First Budget. Florida has now surpassed Governor DeSantis’ four-year goal with a total investment of more than $3.3 billion for Everglades restoration and the protection of water resources since 2019.
Governor DeSantis went on to say “Protecting Florida’s natural resources has been a top priority since my first day in office. The health of the Everglades, Florida’s springs, and so many other resources are the foundation of our communities and economy and play an important role in the everyday lives of Floridians. I am committed to leaving our natural resources better than we found them so that future generations can experience what brings people from around the world to our state.”
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