A pair of Orlando area State Lawmakers are being honored by the Florida League of Cities this week. Both Republican House District 47 Representative Mike Miller and Democratic Representative Kamia Brown from District 45 were both named as honorees for League of Cities awards for their work in this year’s legislative session.
Miller was given a legislative appreciation award for “legislators who advocate on behalf of the League and its member cities time after time.” reads the league’s description and continues “These lawmakers consistently voted in support of League positions, offered amendments to help prevent pre-emptions and unfunded mandates, and/or worked behind the scenes to rally support for League positions during the 2017 legislative session.”
Brown received the Freshman Legislative Appreciation Award for her first session after being elected to the state house last year.
This legislative session was a particular contentious one between municipal and state lawmakers, as they sparred over issues involving education, telecommunications, and tax exemptions where their respective responsibilities to constituents overlap.
“On behalf of Florida’s 412 cities and thousands of municipal officials, both elected and appointed, the Florida League of Cities and its advocacy team are proud to recognize these home rule advocates for their continued support,” said Florida League of Cities Legislative Director Scott Dudley. “We believe the government closest to the people should make the decisions affecting the quality of life of the citizens they have been elected to represent. These hardworking legislators continually supported that ideal, and we owe them a great deal of thanks.”