Florida’s 2009 legislative session was dominated by extreme fiscal stress and a leadership crisis. While May 1st marked the official end of the 60-day legislative session, lawmakers had to extend the regular session by a week in order to reach an agreement on the budget.
Just weeks before the end of the legislative session, rightwing lawmakers in Florida
are advancing omnibus legislation that progressive voting rights
advocates and legislators see as yet another scheme to reduce voter
turnout and manipulate election rules to the benefit of conservatives.