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Joseph Geller Calls for a Special Session of the Florida Legislature to Regulate Guns,...

In response to recent mass shootings across the country and in Florida, this week, state Rep. Joseph Geller, D-Aventura, called for a special session of the Legislature. Geller wrote Florida Secretary of State Cord Byrd...

Ron DeSantis Signs Parental Rights Bill–Which Critics Labeled ‘Don’t Say Gay’–Into Law

On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a proposal that “reinforces parents’ fundamental rights to make decisions regarding the upbringing of their children” and “prohibits classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten...

Annette Taddeo Champions High Profile Bills as She Readies to Launch Gubernatorial Bid

With state Sen. Annette Taddeo, D-Miami, expected to launch a gubernatorial campaign, she was busy last week, filing several high-profile bills covering a range of issues. Taddeo teamed up with state Rep. Dan Daley, D-Coral...
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Florida Could Soon Vote on Taxing Marijuana for School Revenue

Last month, a Pew Research poll showed that 91 percent of Americans believe in some form of marijuana legalization. 

Yvonne Hayes Hinson Offers Bill to Repeal Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law

“To this day, the murder of Trayvon Martin at the hands of George Zimmerman haunts the African American community,” said Hinson. “We have seen throughout history various laws and legal principles enacted to preserve the status quo of white supremacy. Stand Your Ground is no different. It’s long past time for Florida to go in a new direction.”
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Florida Legislators Push to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

State Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, and state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, are working together across the aisle on a proposal to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. “There are millions, possibly billions of...

Democrats Announce Committee Leadership in the Florida House

This week, the two leaders of the Democrats in the Florida House--state Reps. Bobby DuBose of Fort Lauderdale and Evan Jenne of Hollywood--unveiled their selections to lead committees in the upcoming session. 
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The Dean’s List: A Look at Who Made the Honor Roll in Florida Politics–and...

From legislation introduced in the wake of coronavirus to taxpayer financing of campaigning, here's a look at those that made "the list."

Florida Legislature Debates Bill Letting Illegal Immigrants Get Driver’s Licenses

The state currently allows a temporary permit for some people here on either a tourist or work visa but a bill introduced by state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, would expand that to include any person living in Florida whether they are here legally or not.

Democrats Push Medical Marijuana Employee Protection Bill in Tallahassee

On Monday, state Sen. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, and state Rep. Tina Polsky, D-Boca Raton, teamed up to showcase their proposal to “protect licensed medical marijuana users from discrimination by their employer, unless their marijuana use adversely affects their job performance, or for ‘safety-sensitive’ positions.”
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Design for Pulse Memorial Chosen

After input from survivors, family members of survivors, Orlando leaders and donors, a design has been chosen for a memorial for the terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub that killed 49 people in June 2016.

Judge to Rule on Tampa Conversion Therapy Ban

A federal judge is expected to produce a ruling by the end of the week on Tampa’s controversial ban of “conversion therapy” which was designed to get children with same-sex attractions to become straight. 
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