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DeSantis Issues Emergency Executive Order to Ensure Ballot Access for Voters in Counties Hit...

Two weeks ago, Hurricane Ian made landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm on Florida’s southwestern coast, destroying many homes and businesses and dislocating tens of thousands of Floridians. At the request of the Supervisors...

Insisting DeSantis Administration Can’t Be Trusted, Nikki Fried Wants DOJ to Monitor Florida Elections

This week, Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Nikki Fried, who is running for the Democratic nomination to challenge Gov. Ron DeSantis in November, wrote to U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Assistant Attorney General...

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 Names Cord Byrd as Florida’s Secretary of State

With state Sec. of State Laurel Lee resigning, Gov. Ron DeSantis named state Rep. Cord Byrd, R-Neptune Beach, to replace her. “Rep. Byrd, a Jacksonville attorney, has been a staunch advocate for election security, public...

Lake Ray Continues to Garner Momentum on the First Coast

Looking to return to the Florida House, former state Rep. Lake Ray continues to build traction on the First Coast, unveiling the backing of some prominent political leaders. Last week, Ray, currently the president of...

Florida TaxWatch Warns About Privacy Protection Act Before the Legislature

More than just affecting large technology firms, FTW noted that the proposal, which is being championed by state Sen. Jennifer Bradley, R-Orange Park, and state Rep. Cord Byrd, R-Neptune Beach, would affect companies across industries of varying size.

Ron DeSantis: Time for Florida to Have Mandatory E-Verify

Gov. Ron DeSantis urged the Florida Legislature to pass a mandatory E-Verify requirement in the upcoming legislative session.
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Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Ensuring No Sanctuary Cities in Florida

At an event in the Panhandle, DeSantis signed the “Federal Immigration Enforcement” from state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, and state Rep. Cord Byrd, R-Neptune Beach, which “prohibits state and local governments from having sanctuary policies in effect and requires such entities to support and cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.”

Ron DeSantis Gets Ready to Ban Sanctuary Cities in Florida

“Earlier this year, I asked the Florida Legislature to present me with a bill this session that upholds the rule of law and addresses sanctuary cities and counties in Florida,” DeSantis said.
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ACLU: Immigrants Should Not Travel To Florida Due to Sanctuary City Ban

With the Florida Legislature expected to pass a bill which would have local law enforcement go along with federal immigration authorities in cracking down on sanctuary cities, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is issuing warning to immigrants who want to travel and visit the Sunshine State.

U.S. Term Limits Honors 25 State Legislators in Tallahassee

The award is given to officials who show “a steadfast commitment to restore citizen government through term limits.”

Liberty First Network Grades Florida Legislators

Despite GOP control of both chambers, a majority of legislators--25 out of the 40 members of the Senate and 64 of the 120 members of the House--earned “D” or “F” grades from LFN.