Democrats see a chance to pick up the Florida Senate seat being vacated by Republican Marco Rubio — but only if U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson stays out of the race.
With the Senate also poised to take up the issue, the Florida House on Wednesday approved a bill that would require 24-hour waiting periods before women can have abortions.
Saying that reform must happen, a Florida House panel on Tuesday pushed forward a plan aimed at increasing oversight of the state’s troubled prison system but stopped short of endorsing an independent commission included in the Senate’s corrections overhaul.
Democrats are looking to big city mayors and their congressional delegation to help pull them out of their slump at the polls.
The Florida Senate passed a bill which would allow gun owners without a concealed weapon permit to take their guns during emergency evacuations.
The Senate, despite continued opposition from some Democrats, is one step closer to passing a National Rifle Association-supported measure that would allow more people to carry concealed weapons during emergency evacuations.
House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner entered the legislative session Tuesday with a set of shared priorities — dubbed “Work Plan 2015″ — that includes cutting taxes, crafting a water policy and boosting education spending.
The Democrats are already working on a plan to bash Jeb Bush. Their attack involves comparing him to the GOP’s 2012 White House nominee – Mitt Romney.
While Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist duke it out for the governor’s position, there is no question that the GOP will maintain large majorities in both the state’s House and Senate.
First lady Michelle Obama will be making two campaign appearances in Florida on Friday to help support Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist.