Presentation on theme: "2015 State Legislative Agenda December 2, 2014. 2015 Legislative Agenda Legislative Team Mission: Identify proposals that impact the county’s provision."— Presentation transcript:
2015 Legislative Agenda Legislative Team Mission: Identify proposals that impact the county’s provision of services to citizens Inform decision makers of positive/ negative consequences of proposed legislation Advocate fair, reasonable, and balanced resolution of current and future challenges
Economic Recovery Florida growth rates are gradually returning to more typical levels. However, drags are more persistent than past events. It will take a few more years to climb completely out of the recession hole. A national economic recovery is well underway. Most areas of commercial and consumer credit are strengthening, though residential credit remains sluggish and difficult to access.
Economic Recovery Most personal income metrics and all of the tourism counts exceeded prior peaks Other measures posted solid year-over-year improvements, even if they were below peak performance levels By the close of FY 13/14, several key measures of Florida’s economy had returned to (or surpassed) prior peaks: Current Forecast: No key construction metric shows a return to peak levels until 2022/2023
Population Growth Growth is expected to continue, with rates increasing over the next few years The future will be different than the past (Long-term growth rate between 1970 and 1995 was over three percent.) Population growth is the state’s primary economic growth engine, fueling employment and income. Florida on track to break 20 million prior to April 2016, surpassing New York to become third most populous state
FY 2014/2015: Florida Budget Overview Economic Outlook
House Bill 5001 FY 2014/15: General revenue appropriations by program area, adjusted for vetoes and supplements (Dollars in millions)
The Bottom Line: Legislative 3-Year Financial Plan Economic Outlook
Florida’s Financial Future No fiscal strategies are required for any year in the outlook period No budget gap, anticipated reserve fully funded, budget growing more slowly than available revenues FY 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 all show projected budget needs within available revenue for critical and other high priority needs, including $1 billion general reserve in each year.
Florida’s Financial Future For the first time since adoption of the constitutional amendment requiring Long-Range Financial Outlooks, sufficient funds exist to meet all critical and other high priority needs identified for the three years contained in the outlook.
Draft Priorities Economic Development Modeling, Simulation & Training Florida Film Incentive Enterprise Zone Reauthorization Springs Protection/Water Initiatives Support balanced efforts to protect water quality and preserve water quantity Secure funding for qualified water projects
Draft Priorities Medicaid Billing/IGTs Eliminate tiered disbursement structure of Intergovernmental Transfers (IGTs) County cost share for Medicaid services State Funding Opportunities Children’s Mental Health Pedestrian Safety Environmental Preservation Pine Hills NID
Draft Priorities Support Oppose SUPPORT: Department of Juvenile Justice cost equity using a billing model based on actual costs; repayment for overbilling SUPPORT: Funding tools for transportation, including Local Option Rental Car Surcharge
Draft Priorities Support Oppose SUPPORT: Funding for Affordable Housing Trust Fund, SHIP, Sadowski Fund, Homeless Challenge Grants SUPPORT: Legislative priorities of community partners consistent with county initiatives
Draft Priorities Support Oppose OPPOSE: Legislation that negatively impacts TDT funding, including DOT-COM OPPOSE: Efforts to erode Home Rule, including zoning, permitting, conservation OPPOSE: Erosion of existing local government funding sources OPPOSE: Cost shifts, unfunded mandates
Draft Priorities Monitor: Central Florida Expressway Authority Communication Services Tax Florida Retirement System Gaming Red Light Cameras Coast-to-Coast Trail