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 […]

Numbers Reveal Supreme Court Justices Highest Paid State Officials

Numbers Reveal Supreme Court Justices Highest Paid State Officials

By The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida Supreme Court justices are the highest-paid statewide officials, with their salaries substantially higher than the amounts paid to the governor, state Cabinet members and legislators. Here are the 2019-2020 salaries for a variety of state officials and judges: — Supreme Court justices: $220,600 — District Courts […]

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