'He Understood Sacrifice': Former Florida Rep. Donna Shalala Remembers Bob Dole As Selfless War HeroFlags at all local and state buildings, installations and grounds are being flown at half-staff across Florida to honor former Senator Bob Dole's life and legacy as a war hero and statesman.
Tributes To Congresswoman Carrie MeekFormer Congresswoman Carrie Meek was known for being a trailblazer. She impacted people from all walks of life and Sunday many in the community came together to celebrate her life.
Bob Dole, World War II Veteran, Senator & Presidential Nominee, Has Died At 98Washington — Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, the World War II veteran who Republicans hoped would oust President Bill Clinton from the White House in 1996, has died, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation said Sunday. He was 98. He had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in February 2021.
Florida House Leaders Push Back On Redistricting CriticismHouse redistricting leaders are pushing back against criticism by outside groups of draft proposals rolled out this week in the once-a-decade process to redraw congressional and legislative lines.
'Miya’s Law' Proposed to Require Background ChecksCalling the measure “Miya’s Law,” state legislators are seeking to require apartment landlords in Florida to conduct background checks on employees.
Miami Freedom Tower Money Proposed In State HouseFollowing up on a proposal by Governor Ron DeSantis, Rep. Bryan Avila of Miami Springs has filed a request for $25 million to restore the Freedom Tower in Miami.
Florida Considers Teaching Risks, Benefits Of Social MediaUnder a bill approved Tuesday by the state's Senate Education Committee, schools would be required to teach about the risks and benefits of social media.
Florida Lawmakers Look At Proposal To Address Toxic AlgaeFlorida lawmakers Tuesday started moving forward with an effort to direct money in the fight against toxic algae toward long-term solutions and freshwater bodies.
Florida Back-To-School Sales Tax 'Holiday' Gets Initial Senate SupportA Senate panel Tuesday gave initial approval to a back-to-school tax “holiday,” but the proposal likely will be mixed into a broader tax package during the 2022 legislative session.
States Clash In Florida Transgender Student Bathroom CaseA lawsuit about whether a transgender student should have been allowed to use boys’ bathrooms at a Northeast Florida high school has become a battleground for states across the country.
'We Have Lost A Community Treasure': Local Leaders Remember Congresswoman Carrie MeekInfluential former Florida Congresswoman Carrie Meek died Sunday at the age of 95. Those who knew and admired her say she will long be remembered for her devotion to public service.
Governor Ron DeSantis Proposes Increases In Law Enforcement Pay, $1,000 Bonuses For First RespondersPromoting Florida as “greener pastures” for law-enforcement officers, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday teased a plan for salary increases and bonuses as part of his upcoming budget proposal.
Seminole Tribe Asks Appeals Court For Stay In Sports Betting CaseThe Seminole Tribe has asked a Washington D.C.-based appeals court for a stay of a ruling that rejected a gambling deal allowing sports betting in Florida.
Former US Rep. Carrie Meek Passes Away At 95She died at her home in Miami after a long illness, family spokesperson Adam Sharon said in a statement. The family did not specify a cause of death.
Seminole Tribe Appeals Ruling That Blocks Gambling ExpansionAfter a federal judge overturned the state’s gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, they have filed an appeal to his decision.