Trespass Charge Dropped Against Ben Frazier After Protesting DeSantis BriefingOfficials have dropped the trespassing charge filed against a Black community activist who was handcuffed prior to the start of a news conference held by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis earlier this month, his attorney said.
Controversial Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo Confirmed As Dems Walk OutAfter a walkout by Democrats who said they weren’t getting answers, a Senate committee Wednesday signed off on the confirmation of controversial state Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo.
'Sweet Bill': Florida Lawmakers Eat Up Strawberry Shortcake Dessert ProposalA proposal that would designate strawberry shortcake as Florida’s state dessert, not to be confused with the state pie, is ready to be served up in both legislative chambers.
Florida Bill On Critical Race Theory Instruction Gets House SupportA proposal aimed at limiting how various race-related concepts are discussed in classrooms and workplace training sessions received initial backing Wednesday in the House.
Florida Lawmakers Move Quickly On Keeping Churches Open in EmergenciesA proposal that would keep churches and other religious institutions open during declared emergencies was approved Wednesday by a key House committee as the full Senate is slated to take up the issue Thursday.
Florida Senate Bill Targets School Worker ShortagesA Senate bill that would require school districts to identify shortages of school employees such as bus drivers and food service workers and take steps to fill vacant positions was approved in its first committee hearing Tuesday.
Tax Break Eyed for Florida Teachers, Cops, Military MembersClassroom teachers, members of the military, and first responders could receive higher homestead property-tax exemptions under a measure lawmakers could put before voters in November.
Florida Senate Refuels Immigration DebateThree years after Florida lawmakers became embroiled in a fierce debate about so-called “sanctuary cities,” the Senate on Monday began moving forward with another attempt to ratchet up immigration enforcement in the state.
Lawmakers Look To Boost Broadband In Rural AreasFlorida lawmakers are looking to use at least $400 million in federal stimulus money to help broadband providers expand services to mostly rural, underserved areas.
Plan Would Limit Tax Votes To General ElectionsLocal tax referendums would have to be held during general elections, when more voters typically go to the polls, under a measure backed Monday in the House.
'It Was Just Crazy': Florida Sen. Audrey Gibson On Verbal Attack By Sen. Ileana GarciaAt the conclusion of a recent legislative committee meeting in Tallahassee, Republican State Senator Ileana Garcia angrily confronted State Senator Audrey Gibson, standing over Gibson as she was seated and allegedly cursing at Gibson, saying she was tired of being disrespected, according to multiple people who witnessed the incident.
Immigration Proposal Teed Up In Florida SenateOn Monday, a Senate committee could start moving forward with a proposal to ratchet up immigration enforcement in Florida.
Gov. Ron DeSantis' Proposed Election Police Force Alarms Voting Rights AdvocatesA proposal by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to create a dedicated police force to investigate election fraud is raising alarms with voting rights advocates.
Florida Could Shield Whites From 'Discomfort' Of Racist PastThe state's Senate Education Committee approved a bill on Tuesday that takes aim at critical race theory, though it doesn't mention it explicitly, on party lines.
Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick Sworn Into CongressSheila Cherfilus-McCormick was elected to fill the seat of late Democratic Florida U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings on Tuesday.