Local legislative recap highlights overlooked issues

Former Sen. Jeff Brandes, a moderate Republican known for working across the aisle and unabashedly calling out state leadership, scored the recently concluded legislative session a 4.6 out of 10.

The St. Petersburg native spent 12 years in the Legislature before term limits ended his lawmaking career in 2022. Brandes, who has since founded the Florida Policy Project (FPP) – a nonprofit, research-based think tank – served as the keynote speaker Wednesday for the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club’s annual Legislative Recap event.

“We survived another one,” Brandes told attendees at the St. Petersburg Museum of History. “It’s over.”

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