The Florida legislative session had plenty of issues to tackle this past legislative session, and now that it’s finally over, some members of the Florida Legislature, such as Senator Debbie Mayfield (R-Melbourne), have delivered on their promises on COVID liability, balancing the budget, and more.
The Republican-led legislature aimed at the beginning of this session to provide relief and recovery options to Floridians, all the while ensuring economic prosperity for the state.
Mayfield followed through on the economy by aiding in legislation to prevent further tax hikes in Florida. This move was aimed at creating an even playing field with out-of-state business and ensured compensation for Florida workers, and as a result, the state saw taxes roll back by $1 billion on businesses.
The Senator also claims to have contributed, “strong COVID-19 liability protections for Florida’s healthcare providers and businesses,” paying forward her, “debt of gratitude to the heroes on the frontlines of the pandemic,” such as, “state and local first responders, teachers, and child care providers.”
Balancing the budget is also a key concern for many Conservatives, and Mayfield feels that this GOP majority satisfied those needs. She released a statement on the budget today:
“Our 2021-2022 balanced budget also makes key investments in infrastructure, child welfare, and increasing the state employee minimum wage, while bolstering state reserves as our economy continues to recover from the pandemic.”
She then added to this by saying that infrastructure, child welfare, and increasing the state employee minimum wage were, “key investments,” a narrative that doesn’t seem too Conservative on the surface.
Mayfield’s legislative accomplishments this session seem to hit all the marks for Floridians, as she appears to have at least attempted to keep spending Conservative while compensating for the disproportionately affected.