Exception To Lobbyist 'Gift Ban' Gets OKThe Florida Senate on Monday unanimously approved a limited exception to a law that prevents legislators from accepting gifts or other things of value from lobbyists.
Abortion Waiting Period Gets Senate OKA divided Senate committee Tuesday approved a controversial bill that would require women to wait 24 hours before they could receive abortions.
Juvenile Sentencing Compromise Clears Senate The Florida Legislature appears to have solved the riddle of juvenile sentencing on its fourth try.
Facing South Florida: My Brother's Keeper This week President Barack Obama, at a White House ceremony, launched what may be the most important initiative of his presidency, an effort to break that cycle of violence by finding new ways, new partnerships, to help boys and young men of color. The program is called "My Brother's Keeper". Attending that ceremony was State Senator Oscar Braynon, whose district in Miami Gardens is the largest African-American city in the state and a city that has been the center of so much of the violence.
Facing South Florida: Sports & BullyingIn the wake of the Ted Wells Report, The Miami Dolphins are pushing a piece of legislation this year in Tallahassee that would target bullying in high school and college athletics. But it would also create new workplace standards for all professional sports teams in the state of Florida - Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, Panthers, Jaguars. It would make it illegal for players to do the things that Richie Incognito and others on the Dolphins did to Jonathan Martin, leaving the individual players and the teams liable for fines. Jim talksabout all of this with the bill’s sponsor, State Senator Oscar Braynon.
Senate Committee Approves Casino Resort Bill Clearing the first legislative hurdle, a Senate committee Monday approved a controversial bill that would allow up to three resort casinos in Florida.
Fla. Senate Adds Early Voting Days, Set To Vote On Election BillThe Florida Senate rejected a slate of Democratic amendments to a massive elections bill Wednesday, setting up a potentially divisive debate over the measure in the waning days of the legislative session.
'Destination Resort' Gambling Bill Clears Fla. Senate CommitteeA bill paving the way for up to five "destination resort" casinos to open in Florida finally passed the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee on Tuesday.