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Episode 177: Relaxed Mandates

The Friday edition of The Rotunda Podcast wraps the first week of the 2022 Florida legislative session.

Redistricting sped forward with lightning speed this week, and the League of Women Voters of Florida president Cecile Scoon gives credit to the Senate for leading a more transparent process than the House.

Governor Ron DeSantis scores a win as the Supreme Court rejects part of the Biden administration's plan to mandate vaccine and testing requirements aimed at large businesses. Gomes also highlights SB 7014 by Republican Sen. Danny Burgess, extending liability protections to healthcare providers.

Gomes also interviews Democratic Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith, who says he wants to know what taxpayers will be getting for all liability protections offered to nursing homes and others.

And for NORML's lobby day at the capitol, there were samples to help lawmakers consider bills to relax restrictions on marijuana possession. Gary Stein of Suncoast NORML chats with Gomes.