Legislative Session Weekly Roundup

Legislative Session Weekly Roundup

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Let’s be blunt. Less than two weeks into his first legislative session as Florida’s chief executive, Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking a well-deserved victory lap after strong-arming lawmakers into hoisting the white flag on pot. The Republican governor gave the Legislature an ultimatum shortly after […]

‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill Speeds Through Senate

‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill Speeds Through Senate

By The News Service of Florida A Republican lawmaker’s effort to deport more undocumented immigrants detained by Florida law-enforcement agencies is quickly moving through the Senate. The Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee on a party-line vote Tuesday approved the bill (SB 168) without being able to finish hearing testimony from members of the public, who […]

Senators Roll Out Hurricane Relief Plan

Senators Roll Out Hurricane Relief Plan

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Northwest Florida lawmakers Thursday promoted a $315 million proposal that would make loans available to local governments still reeling from Hurricane Michael and would set up a task force to determine additional state assistance for the storm-battered region. The wide-ranging Senate bill (SB 1610) comes […]

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