Bill Would Move Concealed Weapons Licenses to FDLE

Bill Would Move Concealed Weapons Licenses to FDLE

The News Service of Florida The state’s concealed-weapons licensing program would be moved to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, under a measure proposed Thursday by Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation. The proposal came as National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer is urging that the Republican-dominated Legislature move the program from the Department of Agriculture and […]

Battle Continues to Play Out Over Education Law

Battle Continues to Play Out Over Education Law

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — More than 18 months after legislators passed a controversial education law pushed by then-House Speaker Richard Corcoran, attorneys for the state and 11 county school boards are continuing to battle in court about whether the measure violates the Florida Constitution. Attorneys for the state this […]

Florida Continues Record Tourism Pace

Florida Continues Record Tourism Pace

Buoyed by tourists from other parts of the United States, Florida drew an estimated 30.7 million visitors during the third quarter of 2018, according to numbers released Monday by the tourism-marketing agency Visit Florida and Gov. Rick Scott’s office. That was a 10.1 percent increase over the same period in 2017 and kept Florida on […]

House Speaker Oliva: Florida Health Care “Behind the Curve”

House Speaker Oliva: Florida Health Care “Behind the Curve”

By Christine Sexton, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Have no doubt: new House Speaker Jose Oliva wants to expand access to health care by expanding the scope of practice for Florida nurses. He also wants less government regulation in Florida’s health-care delivery system and more free-market principles. Oliva, though, denies that reconfiguring the […]

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