Florida Bar Investigates Gaetz Tweet

Florida Bar Investigates Gaetz Tweet

By Ana Ceballos, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Bar on Wednesday opened an investigation into U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, who sent a tweet accusing Michael Cohen of infidelity as President Donald Trump’s former attorney prepared to testify before Congress. Gaetz, a Northwest Florida Republican who is an outspoken ally of Trump, […]

Ten Big Issues to Watch During the 2019 Session

Ten Big Issues to Watch During the 2019 Session

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers will gather March 5 in the House chamber to hear Gov. Ron DeSantis give his first State of the State address, the traditional start of the 60-day legislative session. Led by Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, […]

US Attorney Charges “Unprecedented Number” of Illegal Entry Cases in North Florida

US Attorney Charges “Unprecedented Number” of Illegal Entry Cases in North Florida

Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced last week that 12 previously deported aliens have been indicted separately by a federal grand jury for illegal reentry into the United States. U.S. Attorney Keefe said: “Enforcing immigration laws is a priority of the Department of Justice, along with protecting all members […]

Census Fight Could Affect Florida Political Numbers

Census Fight Could Affect Florida Political Numbers

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With the U.S. Supreme Court moving quickly to hear the case, a legal battle about a proposed citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census could have political ramifications for Florida. The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to take up the U.S. Department of Commerce’s appeal […]