Miguel Diaz de la Portilla
A measure which would have given parents a voice in how to turn around a failing school has failed again in the Senate.
Up to 14 days of early voting should be offered during Florida’s next election, Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday. The move would be a backpeddling of sorts for Republicans.
With the new Senate maps expected to easily pass the House next week, before the March 30th end of the special session, lawmakers in the upper chamber and potential candidates for those seats are beginning to evaluate their electoral futures. A number of South Florida Senators could be affected.
A flurry of last minute amendments were added to a Florida Senate redistricting map which reached the floor Thursday for debate.
The Florida Senate’s Reapportionment Committee is scheduled to vote on Wednesday on a revised redistricting map.
A Senate committee Thursday approved a bill that would regulate Internet cafés, and rebuffed a proposed ban on the hundreds of businesses that critics compare to “storefront casinos.”