Florida Senate Passes Bill Mandating Felons Pay All Fees Before They Can VoteSeeking to carry out a November constitutional amendment, the Florida Senate on Thursday passed a measure that would require repayment of financial obligations before felons’ voting rights could be restored, an issue that’s been a sticking point as lawmakers grappled with one of this year’s most controversial pieces of legislation.
Senate Committee Moves Voting Bill Forward A Senate committee Monday moved forward with a bill that would allow online voter registration in Florida and put new restrictions on drop-off locations for absentee ballots.
Superintendent Says M-D School Bond Issue PassesIt wasn’t just political offices Miami-Dade County voters had to evaluate during Tuesday’s election. They made their voices heard on a variety of proposed amendments to the Miami-Dade County Charter.
Amendment 4 Could Shift Tax BurdenFlorida voters will have their say on 11 constitutional amendments during November's general election. Of all the amendments, Amendment 4 could have the most impact on Florida's voters.
Report: GOP Seeks Abortion Ban Without ExceptionsThe Republican Party has distanced itself from controversial abortion comments made by Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, but the party is also embracing a call for a constitutional ban on abortions, even in cases of rape or incest, according to CNN.
Rubio Co-Sponsored Bill Allowing Denial Of Contraception Coverage FailsRepublican and Democratic leaders see their opponents’ blood in the water over the issue of contraception as they began debate in the Senate Thursday over a controversial amendment co-sponsored by Florida Republican Marco Rubio.
Charter Changes SpotlightedTo pay them or not to pay them, that is the question. Or at least that is the central question to the first charter amendment that Miami Dade voters will have an opportunity to decide on May 24.
Property Tax Break Amendment Appears Headed To VotersThe Florida Legislature is poised to approve a proposed constitutional amendment to slash in half property tax assessment increase caps for first-time home buyers, businesses, landlords and investors. Tuesday, the Florida Senate the House version (HJR 381) for their own and is in position to vote on it Wednesday.