GOP Lawmakers Mull ‘E-Verify’ Issue

GOP Lawmakers Mull ‘E-Verify’ Issue

BY Ana Ceballos, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A Republican lawmaker who helped Gov. Ron DeSantis deliver this spring on a key campaign promise to ban so-called sanctuary cities is non-committal about sponsoring legislation that would require businesses to check the immigration status of workers via the “E-Verify” system. Two months ago, Sen. […]

Corcoran Pushes Changes in State College System

Corcoran Pushes Changes  in State College System

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida education czar Richard Corcoran bristles at being called a disrupter. He prefers the gentler label of “transformer,” a brand Corcoran burnished during his two-year tenure as speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. As speaker, the Republican father of six pushed through a series […]

Lawmakers Look for Answers to Mass Violence

Lawmakers Look for Answers to Mass Violence

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — After three hours of testimony from experts on Monday, the Republican head of a Florida Senate panel looking into mass violence and white nationalism suggested that increased background checks on gun sales might be the answer. “Probably the thing that makes the most sense, if […]

DeSantis Rolls Out Environmental Proposals

DeSantis Rolls Out Environmental Proposals

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis wants lawmakers to double fines for sewage spills into waterways and to lock an environmental-funding pledge into state budgets for at least the next three years. The proposals are the first of a series the governor said he will make ahead of […]

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