Ten Dead Issues from 2019 Session

Ten Dead Issues from 2019 Session

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Maybe next year. When lawmakers hit the road Saturday after ending the 2019 legislative session, they left behind hundreds of bills and issues that did not pass. But there’s always the 2020 session, which will start in eight short months. Here are 10 high-profile issues […]

Andrew Gillum Continues “Poll Tax” Narrative Despite Facts

Andrew Gillum Continues “Poll Tax” Narrative Despite Facts

Florida Phoenix, a non-profit statewide media blog, reported on Monday that Florida governor candidate Andrew Gillum called the efforts of the Florida Legislature to implement Amendment 4 a “poll tax.” Amendment 4 was a ballot initiative which passed with 64% of the vote in 2018 and restored the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions […]

Ten Big Issues from the 2019 Session

Ten Big Issues from the 2019 Session

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers finished the 2019 legislative session Saturday by passing a budget for the upcoming year. During the two-month session, lawmakers considered hundreds of bills and made more than $90 billion in spending decisions. It also was the first session for Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis […]