Ahead of 2020, Republicans Craft Immigration Policy

Ahead of 2020, Republicans Craft Immigration Policy

By Ana Ceballos, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Two prominent state senators intend to release proposals for the 2020 legislative session that would set up the Republican platform on immigration, a key issue going into next year’s election cycle. Sen. Joe Gruters, who doubles as the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, […]

Judge Withdraws from Lawsuit Over Felon Voting

Judge Withdraws from Lawsuit Over Felon Voting

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida A federal judge who has routinely ruled against the state in election-related lawsuits has withdrawn from overseeing a challenge to a new state statute aimed at carrying out a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to Floridians convicted of felonies. U.S. District Judge Mark E. Walker on Wednesday […]

Overall Opioid-Caused Deaths Decline, But Florida Fentanyl Fatalities Spike

By John Haughey, The Center Square Drug-related deaths declined by 5 percent and opioid-caused deaths decreased by 13 percent during the first six months of 2018 compared to the previous year, but deaths caused by fentanyl spiked by 64 percent, according to a report from the Florida Medical Examiners Commission (MEC). Overall, the MEC’s interim […]

Hearings Planned on Voter Suppression

By The News Service of Florida Staff The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Florida Advisory Committee will hold the first in a series of public hearings on voter suppression and disenfranchisement in Broward County on July 23. The Florida advisory committee “will review the implementation of the 2018 constitutional measure to end the automatic disenfranchisement […]

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