Your morning review of the issues and players behind Florida politics.
By Peter Schorsch | Florida Politics
“Bill to protect affordable housing fund receives Senate panel’s OK” via Renzo Downey of Florida Politics — A Senate committee gave its unanimous support Tuesday to a bill that would prevent the state from redirecting affordable housing dollars except during emergencies. The Legislature created the Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund in 1992, but lawmakers have repeatedly swept those funds into the general revenue pot since the Great Recession. Clearwater Republican Sen. Ed Hooper‘s bill would add the state and local government housing trust funds to the list of 10 other trust funds that are “off-limits” in most circumstances. The Senate Community Affairs Committee advanced that bill unanimously, sending it to its second of three committee stops before reaching the Senate floor.