Police Officers Get ‘Marsy’s Law’ Protections

Police Officers Get ‘Marsy’s Law’ Protections

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Siding with a union that represents law-enforcement officers, a state appeals court on Tuesday unanimously decided that a constitutional amendment expanding victims’ rights can shield the identities of police officers who were threatened in use-of-force incidents. The decision by a three-judge panel of the 1st […]

Transgender Athlete Restrictions Move Forward

Transgender Athlete Restrictions Move Forward

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Senate panel Wednesday signed off on a proposal aimed at keeping most transgender females from participating in high-school and college sports, but the measure stops short of an all-out ban being considered by the House. The measures have become one of the 2021 […]

State Gets Revenue Bump in February

State Gets Revenue Bump in February

By The News Service of Florida As state lawmakers await updated projections that will help build next year’s state budget, they received a little more good news Tuesday, as monthly revenue collections continue to outpace expectations. The Legislature’s Office of Economic & Demographic Research reported February general-revenue collections came in $298.5 million above a forecast […]