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2017 Final Report . Learn about the bills that passed and filed during the 2017 regular Legislative Session.

2017 Key Legislative Dates. Interim committee weeks, session info and policy committee meetings. 

Issue Briefs. Summary papers for the League's legislative priorities including background information, talking points and the latest update on legislative progress.

Do You Want to become a Home Rule Hero?  Successful advocacy starts at home, not in Tallahassee. No one can tell your community’s story better than you. Each year, the League's legislative team recognizes a few local officials who make an extraordinary effort; people who stand out for their high level of participation and effectiveness. Learn more.

Lobbying 101. This tool is designed to help you ask the right questions about proposed legislation and its sponsor(s).

Advocacy Checklist. This is a great tool to help local officials stay on task and on message during a phone call or visit with your legislator.

Local Impact Statement. Legislators frequently share that communicating a message in one page is very important and gets their attention. This resource highlights the key components to share and what to leave out.

Public Testimony 101. Preparing to provide testimony in committee? This list of tried and tested tips will keep you focused and prepare you for what to expect.