News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Senator Denise Grimsley waves during Sebring's Centennial parade in October.
published: Sunday, January 06, 2013
Public has opportunity to speak out
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
SEBRING -- Florida's first regular legislative session of 2013 begins March 5.
Senators Bill Galvano and Denise Grimsley and Representative Cary Pigman want the public, interested government and agency representatives to be aware the Highlands County Legislative Delegation will be meeting from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18 in the boardroom at the Government Center, 600 S. Commerce Ave.
Discussion of issues regarding local legislation for the 2013 Legislative Session will be held at this time, Grimsley said through a press release.
There is a formal, many-stepped process in introducing legislation. The Jan. 18 meeting is not the first step.
To be considered, a proposed bill must be presented to the delegation in draft form, and it must be accompanied by a supporting resolution from the local government. In addition, the proposed bill must be delivered to Grimsley's office, at 205 S. Commerce Ave., Suite A, by end of business Wednesday.
If those who wish to speak before the delegation have hand-outs for the commissioners, bring eight copies of each item to Grimsley's office by Wednesday.
A public hearing is part of the Jan. 18 meeting. Individuals are invited to address the delegation on state issues of concern.
If you have questions or wish to be put on the agenda, e-mail Larry Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org -- or phone 386-6000.
Get informed (by: Blindman - 1/7/2013)
Senators salary is under $30,000, but they do get benefits and they should. Keep taxes low, balance the budget, and watch out for all the left wing, free wheeling, special interest NEA members bellyaching for more money claiming "it's all for the kids". Florida runs a good education system... let's keep it that way!
Issues (by: Concerned citizen - 1/6/2013)
This 'meeting' is where senators and representatives pretend to care about what the people have issues about such as paying more taxes. These representatives will avoid the real issues of their blatant high paying jobs, with free health care, and other marvelous benefits that taxpayers can no longer afford. They are incapable of fixing any issues due to bureaucracy of this day and age. Have fun with that.
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