Florida's Contentious Vote-By-Mail Overhaul Ready For Senate VoteOne of the 2021 legislative session’s most-controversial issues, a sweeping elections package that would make it harder for Floridians to vote by mail, is headed to the Senate floor for a vote, after a Republican-dominated committee signed off on the proposal Tuesday.
'You Have Just Declared War On First Amendment In Florida': Sen. Shevrin Jones Blasts Gov. DeSantis For Signing 'Anti-Riot' Bill Into Law“You have just declared war on the First Amendment in the state of Florida.” Strong words on Monday afternoon from State Senator Shevrin Jones, D-Miami Gardens, directed at Governor Ron DeSantis just hours after signing HB-1, the so-called anti-riot bill.
Florida House Cruise Ship Bill Narrowed To Key WestA legislative effort to overturn a 2020 vote by Key West residents to limit cruise-ship operations continues to be narrowed to the Monroe County tourism community.
Social Media Crackdown Moves ForwardA Senate committee Monday narrowly approved a measure that would crack down on social-media companies, an issue that is a priority of Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Congressional Representatives Want To Reinstate Cuban Family Reunification Parole ProgramCongressional Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Maria Elvira Salazar want to reinstate the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program.
'That's Not Going To Happen Here': Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Controversial Protest Crackdown Bill Into LawWith the stroke of a pen, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a controversial law and order bill into law which aimed at cracking down on unruly and violent protests.
Florida COVID 'Passport' Ban Added To Emergency BillA House committee Monday approved a proposal that would limit local emergency orders and make permanent Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order barring COVID-19 “passports” that would show people have been vaccinated.
Vaping Regulation Bill Headed To Florida House FloorDespite opposition from prominent health groups, a House committee on Monday approved a bill that would regulate the sale of electronic cigarettes and raise the state’s legal age to use tobacco and vaping products.
Florida Senate Moves Forward On Sales Tax 'Holidays'The Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday approved a package that includes holding tax “holidays” that would give breaks to back-to-school shoppers and people stocking up on supplies for hurricane season.
60 Years After The Bay Of Pigs Invasion, Many Cuban Americans' Distrust Of The Democratic Party Still Affects National PoliticsFor many, it is a historical footnote. A bit of trivia from a bygone era. A failed Cold War operation known as one of the biggest blunders in the history of US intelligence operations.
Lawyers For Ex Florida State Senator Frank Artiles Enter Not Guilty Plea, Ask For Jury TrialLawyers for former Republican State Senator Frank Artiles entered a not guilty plea and asked for a jury trial.