The Monday edition of The Rotunda Podcast covers the budget process. Some Republican lawmakers are attempting to take $200 million away from 12 school districts that defied the governor’s orders and required students to wear masks to protect against the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, Gov. Ron DeSantis has rejected the House proposal saying he’d rather see lawsuits filed by parents against the districts. Gomes also follows the battle over SB 2508, a last-minute measure that would alter Everglades restoration. Critics argue the bill would return control of Lake Okeechobee’s water management to agricultural interests.