Andrew Gillum’s Brother Removed From Florida Voter Rolls After Investigation

Andrew Gillum’s Brother Removed From Florida Voter Rolls After Investigation

Tallahassee Reports has confirmed that Mark Earley, the Leon County Supervisor of Elections, has removed Marcus Gillum, Andrew Gillum’s brother, from the Leon County voter rolls. The action by Earley comes after an investigative report by Tallahassee Reports which verified that Marcus Gillum voted as resident of Leon County – registered at a home once […]

Moody Backs Immigration Proposal

Moody Backs Immigration Proposal

By The News Service of Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody supports a Senate proposal that would give her the authority to file civil actions against local governments that do not fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities. “City officials must obey the laws that they swore to uphold,” Lauren Schenone, a spokeswoman for Moody, said in […]

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 […]

Signatures Pile Up for Minimum Wage Measure

Signatures Pile Up for Minimum Wage Measure

A political committee backing a proposed constitutional amendment that would increase the minimum wage in Florida is moving toward meeting an initial threshold for getting the measure on the 2020 ballot. The committee Florida For A Fair Wage, which is led by prominent Orlando attorney John Morgan, had submitted 55,284 valid petition signatures to the […]

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 […]

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