Senator Chris Smith

Gov. Scott Gets Help In Tough Re-Election FightWith the 2014 regular legislative in the books, Republican legislators gave Gov. Rick Scott much of what he wanted as he prepares for an expensive and lengthy re-election fight against likely Democratic nominee and former Gov. Charlie Crist.
Facing South Florida: Florida's Legislative SessionThe Florida Legislative session is well underway and we are beginning to see the signs of what this session is going to be about: gambling bills, sex predators, and teachers with guns.
State Senate Panel Passes "Stand Your Ground" BillIn the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a Senate committee approved a bi-partisan bill which proposes changes to neighborhood watch programs and the state’s “stand your ground” law.
Task Force Meets To Review "Stand Your Ground" LawLegal experts met in Fort Lauderdale Thursday and examined Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin killing.
M-D Commission Asks Tallahassee To Overturn Stand Your Ground In the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Sanford, Florida, the Miami-Dade Commission passed a resolution Tuesday asking the Florida Legislature to repeal the “Stand Your Ground” law currently on the books.