Federal Judge Hammers State On Felon’s Rights

Federal Judge Hammers State On Felon’s Rights

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge on Tuesday excoriated lawyers representing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration, accusing the state of trying to “run out the clock” to keep felons from voting in next year’s elections. The acrimony between U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle and the state’s attorneys came during […]

Fried Backs Concealed Weapon Enhancements

Fried Backs Concealed Weapon Enhancements

By The News Service of Florida Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is backing a measure that would require her agency to retain fingerprints of applicants seeking concealed-weapon licenses. Having a log of the fingerprints would allow her agency’s Concealed Weapon Licensing Program to “immediately access criminal history information on applicants who have committed crimes in […]

Agency Says Tourism Up in Third Quarter

Agency Says Tourism Up in Third Quarter

By The News Service of Florida Florida tourism grew a little more than 1 percent in the third quarter compared to the same period a year ago, with overseas tourist numbers continuing to lag, according to estimates released Wednesday by Visit Florida. The state’s tourism-marketing arm reported 31.6 million people visited the Sunshine State between […]

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