Facing South Florida: The Florida Education DebateThis past session the Florida legislature took on some major education issues: Increasing the voucher program, creating new standards for hiring teachers as well as the raises they receive.
Facing South Florida: Discussing The 2019 Legislative SessionThis week on Facing South Florida, we take a deep dive into the Florida Legislative session.
Ten Big Issues From The 2019 Florida Legislative SessionFlorida lawmakers finished the 2019 legislative session Saturday by passing a budget for the upcoming year.
Facing South Florida: Sanctuary CitiesPerhaps the most emotional and divisive issue of the just-ended Florida legislative session was a bill to ban sanctuary cities.
Florida Legislative Session Goes Into Overtime To Pass $91.1B BudgetBetter late than never, at least in Florida’s capital city.
Florida Lawmakers Debating Senate Proposal For Lottery Addiction WarningBooze and beer don’t carry similar cautions, but some Republican lawmakers want people playing the state lottery to be warned that the games may be addictive.
Florida Lawmakers Finalize Deal On $90 Billion State BudgetHouse and Senate budget chiefs agreed to a roughly $90 billion budget deal that was expected to be printed late Tuesday, clearing the way for the 2019 legislative session to end later this week.
New Bill Could Expand Florida Anti-Hazing LawIt’s a busy time in Tallahassee now that the Florida Legislative Session has begun.
Facing South Florida: New House Minority Leader Kionne McGhee Talks Florida Legislative SessionFacing South Florida host Jim DeFede talks to the new Florida House Minority Leader Kionne McGhee, a Democrat who represents voters in South Miami-Dade County.
Ten Big Issues To Watch During The 2019 Florida Legislative SessionFlorida lawmakers will gather March 5 in the House chamber to hear Gov. Ron DeSantis give his first State of the State address, the traditional start of the 60-day legislative session.
Facing South Florida: The Upcoming Florida Legislative SessionWe discuss House Bill 7 that would place tight limits on lawsuits filed by people who are injured or families that lose a loved one.