TALLAHASSEE --- It’s showtime.
When Gov. Ron DeSantis takes the podium Tuesday morning in the House chamber to deliver his first State of the State address, he will formally start the 2019 legislative session. Then the annual 60-day sprint will begin for lawmakers, lobbyists, staff members, interest groups and reporters.
The Legislature has new leaders --- Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes. But the overall direction should look familiar, as Republicans continue more than two decades of control of both chambers.