Florida Senate Will Be Open To Public Despite Surge In COVID NumbersWith committee meetings starting this month in advance of the 2022 legislative session, the Florida Senate is not planning to limit public access as the state continues battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guns At Church Bill Teed UpGov. Ron DeSantis on Monday formally received a bill that would let people with concealed-weapons licenses carry guns at churches or other religious institutions that share properties with schools.
Florida Lawmakers Give Boost To Guns At ChurchA proposal that would let people with concealed weapons licenses pack heat at churches or other religious institutions that share properties with schools is heading to Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Controversial Vote-By-Mail Changes Approved By Florida SenateWith Democrats likening the measure to Jim Crow-era practices aimed at keeping Black people from voting, the state Senate on Monday passed an elections package that would make it harder for Floridians to cast ballots by mail.
Social Media Crackdown Clears Florida SenateIn one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ top priorities of the legislative session, the Florida Senate on Monday passed a measure to crackdown on social media companies that remove users from their platforms.
Sen. Lauren Book To Lead Florida Senate DemocratsWith Sen. Perry Thurston, D-Fort Lauderdale, planning to run in a special election for Congress, Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, was chosen Wednesday to serve as the next leader of Florida Senate Democrats.
Florida Senate Eyes Social Media CrackdownThe Florida Senate is scheduled Thursday to consider a bill that would crack down on social-media companies, while the House version awaits action.
Florida Senate Sponsor Of Transgender Athlete Bill Sets It AsideA proposal that would make it more difficult for transgender athletes to compete on girls’ and women’s high-school and college teams stalled Tuesday in a state Senate panel.
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.
Florida Senate Signs Off On Controversial Protest BillRepublican lawmakers handed Gov. Ron DeSantis one of his top legislative priorities Thursday, with the Florida Senate giving final passage to a contentious law-and-order measure spawned by nationwide protests after last year’s death of George Floyd.
Florida Senate Ready To Pass Controversial Protest BillThe Florida Senate is poised to deliver one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ top legislative priorities, after spending hours Wednesday considering a controversial proposal that would create a new crime of “mob intimidation,” enhance penalties on riot-related offenses and make it harder for municipalities to trim spending on law enforcement.
Florida Protest Bill Ready For Senate SpotlightAfter fierce debate in the House about a law-and-order bill that is a priority of Gov. Ron DeSantis, the focus is ready to shift to the Senate.
Social Media Crackdown Emerges In Florida SenateThe Florida Senate is poised to start moving forward with a proposal designed to crack down on social-media companies that block users from their platforms, a priority of Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Florida Senate Weighs School, College Pandemic ConcernsIn an effort to offset COVID-19’s impacts on Florida’s education system, a Senate committee Tuesday gave bipartisan support to a proposal that would shield public-school students from testing accountability this year and protect colleges and universities from lawsuits.
Florida Senate Looks To Shield Colleges From COVID-19 LawsuitsA Senate committee Tuesday will take up a bill that would shield colleges and universities from lawsuits over decisions to shut campuses because of the COVID-19 pandemic.