On Tuesday Jan. 11, Florida lawmakers convened to begin their annual 60-day session in Tallahassee. 

This is the second year of leadership for Senate President Wilton Simpson and House Speaker Chris Sprowls. 

What are their legislative priorities as they conduct their final lawmaking session? How are they laying the groundwork for the succession of leadership after the November elections? And what are their future plans after Session is over?


  • State Sen. Wilton Simpson [R], District 10, Spring Hill / Senate President
  • State Rep. Chris Sprowls [R], District 65, Clearwater / House Speaker