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Wilton Simpson contraception money gets vetoed

The money aimed to increase access to long-acting reversible contraception. It’s not often that a Florida Governor vetoes spending projects championed by legislative leaders from the same party. But that’s exactly what happened Wednesday when Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed from the budget $2 million that would have gone toward...
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Trump endorses Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson for agriculture commissioner

Former President Donald Trump signaled Tuesday that he is paying close attention to the political scene in his new home state, announcing a preferred candidate for Florida agriculture commissioner in 2022. That candidate, Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson, hasn't even announced that he's running for agriculture commissioner yet, but Trump...
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Fontainebleau Resort will not get casino license this year, Wilton Simpson says

Simpson also ruled out transferring a license to former President Donald Trump’s country club in Doral. Senate President Wilton Simpson has shut down speculation surrounding Fontainebleau Resort receiving a casino license in the upcoming Special Session, according to an interview from CBS Miami. “We will not contemplate moving a casino...

Wilton Simpson raises possibility of Special Session on gambling

The Special Session would be to confirm a possible new gaming compact. Senate President Wilton Simpson said Thursday he remains hopeful about a possible gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe, but he acknowledged time is running out to finalize a deal before the scheduled April 30 end of the Legislative Session.
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Wilton Simpson committee hauled in $541K on eve of Legislative Session

Lawmakers are barred from raising money during the Legislative Session. On the eve of this year’s Legislative Session, a political committee led by Senate President Wilton Simpson raised $541,000, according to a newly filed finance report. The report for the committee Jobs for Florida lists a March 1 date for...
Florida Statethecapitolist.com

Wilton Simpson sends outline to state senators of proposed changes to Florida’s gaming scene

Senate President Wilton Simpson is teeing up a late gaming push, releasing a memo on Wednesday that details how he wants to alter gaming regulations in the state. In the memo sent out to his colleagues, Simpson outlined blueprints for how they will attempt to breathe life into the ongoing gaming saga, which may or may not include a new agreement with the Seminole Tribe. Governor Ron DeSantis has been in talks with the Tribe, hoping that negotiations would lead to a new agreement that would lead to significant additional revenue for the state.
U.S. Politicsfloridapolitics.com

Wilton Simpson outlines two-step plan for allocating federal stimulus

The plan prioritizes unemployment and job creation. Senate President Wilton Simpson wants to use the federal relief package to supplement the state’s unemployment trust fund and to stimulate the economy with local projects. Of the more than $17 billion in federal relief coming to Florida from the American Rescue Plan...