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Ron DeSantis Signs $109.9 Billion Budget, Vetoes More Than $3 Billion

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the state budget, vetoing more than $3 billion while putting in place $109.9 billion in state spending, both record-high amounts. The budget DeSantis signed is $10 billion larger than...

Florida House Democrats Select Fentrice Driskell as their Next Leader

With state Rep. Ramon Alexander, D-Tallahassee, not running for a fourth term in the Florida House after a sexting scandal, Democrats turned to state Rep. Fentrice Driskell, D-Tampa, to lead them after the November...

Ron DeSantis Signs 15 Week Abortion Ban Bill

On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a proposal that bans abortions in Florida after 15 weeks. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on Mississippi’s 15 week abortion ban later this year but Republicans...

Evan Jenne Offers Democrats’ Response to Ron DeSantis’ State of the State Address

State House Minority Leader Evan Jenne, D-Dania Beach, responded on Tuesday after Gov. Ron DeSantis offered the State of the State address. Jenne said the following: Hello, I’m Representative Evan Jenne, the Democratic Leader in the...

Florida House Democrats Tap Ramon Alexander, Fentrice Driskell as Future Leaders

The caucus announced this week that Alexander, currently serving as his party’s whip, will take over after the 2022 elections and will serve through the 2024 elections. Diamond is running for the seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., who is running for governor, a post he held from 2007 through 2011. 

Most Mayors Oppose Defunding the Police

While the call gained popularity is a few cities, its support from local officials has drastically dropped in the new year.

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. 

Democrats Name Leadership Team in the Florida House

The Democrats new leadership team will be in place for the next two years. 

Florida’s Leaders React to Ron DeSantis Signing $92.2 Billion Budget

“Governor DeSantis has shown tremendous leadership in his budget action today," said state CFO Jimmy Patronis. “He put his own priorities on the chopping block during a time when many Florida families are having to do the same thing. We know many Floridians have been hurt by the economic shutdown from the coronavirus pandemic, but we are not defined by the obstacles that we face but by our shared strengths to overcome them.

Lauren Book’s Bill Protecting Women From Unauthorized Pelvic Exams Becomes Law

Book introduced a proposal ensuring doctors cannot perform pelvic exams without a woman’s consent except for emergencies. The bill also makes inseminating a woman without her permission a crime.

Florida House Democrats Opt for Two Leaders for 2020-2022

This week, the House Democrats announced state Rep. Bobby DuBose, D-Fort Lauderdale, and state Rep. Evan Jenne, D-Dania Beach, to the lead the caucus and its campaign efforts for 2020 through 2022.