Sen. Don Gaetz


Florida Legislature Chooses New Leaders

Two Central Florida Republicans have been chosen as the new Senate president and the new House speaker.


Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Bill Which Would Penalize Underperforming Schools Passes In Senate

In a unanimous vote of 40-0, the Florida Senate passed a bill which, among other things, cuts funding to schools which score below the state average on select end of year tests.


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Prison Privatization Measure Headed To Senate Floor

A legislative proposal to privatize about 30 prisons in most of the southern part of the state is headed for the Senate floor after a vote in the Budget Committee that angered prison guards who feel they’re not being heard.


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Measure Cracks Down On Disabled Parking Fraudsters

A measure that seeks to crack down on able-bodied people who use disabled parking permits was approved unanimously Thursday by the Senate Transportation Budget Subcommittee.



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