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Wilton Simpson Names Ileana Garcia to the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking

Last week, outgoing Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson, R–Trilby, announced the appointment of state Sen. Ileana Garcia, R-Miami, the chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Children, Families and Elder Affairs, to the Statewide Council...

Jimmy Patronis, Francis Suarez Highlight How Urban Search & Rescue Task Forces Help in...

On Wednesday, the first day of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, at an event in Miami, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis was joined by members of Urban Search...

Ashley Moody Wants Legislature to Crack Down on Retail Theft Crime Rings

At an event in Hialeah on Tuesday, state Attorney General Ashley Moody said she wants the Legislature to pass a bill “to help law enforcement and prosecutors dismantle retail theft crime rings” in Florida. With...

Ileana Garcia Wants to Offer More Protection for Individuals Reporting Human Trafficking

This week, state Sen. Ileana Garcia, R-Miami, showcased a bill to increase the effectiveness of the work performed by the Florida Alliance to End Human Trafficking and protect the identity of individuals that support...

Ileana Garcia, Adam Botana Team Up on Boating Safety Act in Tallahassee

This week, state Sen. Ileana Garcia, R-Miami, and state Rep. Adam Botana, R-Bonita Springs, showcased their proposed “Boating Safety Act.” Garcia, who presented it to the state Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on...

Miami Legislators File Care of Students with Epilepsy or Seizure Disorder Bill in Tallahassee

Two members of the Miami delegation in the Florida Legislature--Republican state Sen. Ileana Garcia and Democratic state Rep. Nicholas Duran--filed a proposal to ensure students with epilepsy and seizure disorders receive appropriate care while...

Miami Legislators Want to Expand Postsecondary Tuition Exemption for Foster Care Families

Two legislators representing Miami in Tallahassee--Republican state Sen. Ileana Garcia and Democratic state Rep. Nick Duran--are championing a proposal to “clarify and expand qualifications for the existing postsecondary tuition and fee exemption for students...

Ron DeSantis: ‘The Biden Administration is Showing Cowardice’ on Cuba

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis was joined by Cuban-American leaders and elected officials in Miami for a roundtable supporting the Cuban people protesting the communist regime leading that nation. 
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Wilton Simpson Names Ileana Garcia to Florida Alliance to End Human Trafficking’s Board of...

The Florida Alliance to End Human Trafficking is a non-profit organization that aims to provide funding, support, and leadership to Florida’s statewide effort to end human trafficking. Garcia’s term will begin July 16, 2021, and expire on July 16, 2025.
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Legislators Propose ‘Protect Biscayne Bay’ Specialty Tag

The bill draws from regional examples of related, successful specialty plates for Indian River Lagoon and the Tampa Bay Estuary. Funds from the sale of the license plate will be directed to The Miami Foundation to administer toward initiatives supporting habitat restoration, pollution prevention and environmental education and awareness initiatives. 

Florida Senate President Backs Manny Diaz’s Proposal to Expand School Choice in Florida

On Thursday, state Sen. Manny Diaz, R-Hialeah, filed a bill “which provides for expanded student eligibility and parental choice for K-12 scholarship programs that serve students with unique abilities and students from lower-income families.”
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Wilton Simpson Creates Florida Senate Committee on Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Simpson also named chairs and vice chairs for the other committees though he plans to name members to the committees in the days to come.