Well, just like death and taxes, which never go away, neither does the Florida Legislature. Today, new and returning Senators and Representatives descended upon the Florida Capitol today for their official “swearing in” and for the special session. There are no health care issues that affect nursing homes or assisted living facilities on the agenda for today's special session, so we are just watching the day's events unfold. It is exciting as we see the new Freshman, especially Representative Shawn Harrison-one of our FHCA members - as they are sworn into office. This new class of legislators gives you the opportunity to educate them about long term care. Visit Online Sunshine and read about your local lawmaker, and if you have not done so, invite them out to your facility before March so they can learn about long term care and have you as their resource on these important issues in the upcoming legislative session.