Possible E-Verify Compromise Emerges

Possible E-Verify Compromise Emerges

By Ana Ceballos, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The Republican-dominated Legislature has long pushed back against requiring employers to conduct immigration background checks for new hires, but a bill filed Friday includes a potential compromise that could hand a win to Gov. Ron DeSantis on the controversial issue. The bill, filed by Rep. […]

Debate Over Toll Road Projects Continue to Flare

Debate Over Toll Road Projects Continue to Flare

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida Gaining initial legislative support last year might have been the easy part for controversial and expensive toll-road projects envisioned to cut through more than 300 miles of mostly rural land from Collier County to the Georgia border. With many environmental and business groups split about the need […]

Florida Senate Panel to Take Up Teacher Pay

Florida Senate Panel to Take Up Teacher Pay

By The News Service of Florida A day before the 2020 legislative session starts, a Senate panel will consider legislation aimed at increasing teacher pay, a top priority for Gov. Ron DeSantis. The bill (SB 1088), sponsored by Senate Education Chairman Manny Diaz Jr., R-Hialeah, is meant to be a vehicle for the governor’s pitch […]

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