FLORIDA STATE GOVERNMENT GUIDE

Most people know how the federal government works but how much do you know about how your state government works? Do you know who’s in the cabinet? What powers the governor has? How bills are proposed? We want to show you how government works in Florida by answering these and more questions.  

The first step is to understand the three branches of state government.

Florida Government 101
How Florida's Government Works

Chart compiled from information from the Florida Legislature Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability. To see a more detailed organizational chart with a breakdown of government agencies under the executive branch, head to the Florida OPPAGA website.

FAQ: HOW FLORIDA GOVERNMENT WORKS

IMPORTANT DATES
  • JANUARY 8, 2019: Ron DeSantis is sworn in as Florida governor
  • JANUARY 25, 2019: Deadline for submitting requests for drafts of general bills and joint resolutions.
  • MARCH 5, 2019: Florida Legislative Session opens; governor will give State of the State address
  • MAY 3, 2019: Last day of the session, barring any need for special sessions.

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