House Panel Seeks Insight from Oregon on Pot Problems

House Panel Seeks Insight from Oregon on Pot Problems

By Ana Ceballos, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Facing the possibility that Floridians could be asked next year to legalize recreational marijuana, a House panel on Tuesday turned to Oregon to learn more about the economic, environmental and health impacts the state has faced since authorizing adult pot use four years ago. Chris […]

“Safeguards” Eyed For College Athlete Proposals

“Safeguards” Eyed For College Athlete Proposals

The News Service of Florida After scoring a victory Tuesday when the NCAA governing board moved toward letting college athletes make endorsement money, Florida lawmakers are looking to add “safeguards” to legislative proposals filed for the 2020 session. Before the NCAA’s announcement, four Florida lawmakers had filed bills aimed at allowing college athletes to cash […]

“Robust Debate” Expected on E-Verify

“Robust Debate” Expected on E-Verify

By Ana Ceballos, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis will prioritize a controversial proposal that would require Florida businesses to use a federal system to check the immigration status of new hires, but the leader of the Florida Senate said Tuesday he is “cautious” about passing such a plan. “I expect […]

Senate Removes Broward Sheriff from Office

Senate Removes Broward Sheriff from Office

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Heeding the pleas of parents whose children were slaughtered in the state’s worst school shooting, the Florida Senate delivered a major victory Wednesday to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis by removing embattled Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel from office. DeSantis, as a candidate for governor last […]