The weather in Tallahassee took an upward turn and so did the heat in the Capitol. This is the week when suddenly everyone realizes that it's time to get their bills moving or their amendments filed, and as a result the pace quickens. Activities at the Capitol today included the "Officer Down" memorial, which moved everyone on the outside plaza, and the farmworkers also gathered in the halls promoting their issues. Also on tap this week is Catholic Days, with the traditional Red Mass being held so legislators can pray for spiritual guidance through the upcoming session.
Wednesday is Ambassadors for Aging Day, and FHCA will be one of the many organizations promoting services for Florida's seniors. That same day, FHCA will have a dedicated group of members in town for our Lobby Wednesday activities, where they'll have an opportunity to meet with legislators and talk about our important long term care issues. Stay tuned for more information as we continue to track the issues that impact long term care providers, including the beginning of budget negotiations, ongoing negotiation of our legal reform bills and fine tuning of the regulatory reduction bill. You can stay up-to-date on these and other critical issues that impact long term care on the Members Only Legislative section of FHCA's Web site.