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Janet Cruz, Dan Daley Want to Ban Employment Discrimination Against Active-Duty Military Spouses

This week, state Rep. Dan Daley, D-Coral Springs, filed a proposal that “prohibits discriminating against active-duty military spouses during application and selection for employment opportunities, bolstering the ability of active duty military spouses to...

Bill Helping Disabled Vets With Higher Ed Costs Gaining Traction in Tallahassee

This week, state Reps. Daisy Morales, D-Orlando, and Christopher Benjamin, D-Miami Gardens, were able to get their bill helping disabled veterans with education benefits through the Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. The subcommittee cleared...

Florida Legislators Want to Expedite Professional License Applications Submitted by Military Spouses

This week, state Sen. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, and state Rep. Christine Hunschofsky, D-Parkland, filed a bill that requires state agencies to expedite professional license applications submitted by spouses of active-duty members of the United...
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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. 
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Gary Farmer Takes Over as Democrats’ Leader in the Florida Senate

Farmer also unveiled his leadership on Tuesday.

Senate Democrats Differ With Their Party Chairwoman’s Take on Ron DeSantis Setting Up Census...

With the federal census coming up in March and running through June, on Monday, DeSantis tapped Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez to lead Florida’s 2020 Census Statewide Complete Count Committee which “will coordinate with the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure Floridians are accurately reflected in the federal count.”
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Florida Legislators Want to Cap the Costs of Insulin Prescriptions

Noting more than two million Floridians relying on insulin, state Sen. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, and state Rep. Nick Duran, D-Miami, filed a bill this week to “cap an insured person’s monthly cost-sharing obligations at $100 for a 30-day supply of insulin.
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Democrat Janet Cruz Wants to Ban For-Profit Charter Schools

“Determined to put the focus on educating students over enriching for-profit companies capitalizing on Florida’s public school system, state Senator Janet Cruz has filed SB 584 and SB 586...in an effort improve the safety standards of Florida’s schools and ban for-profit management of Florida’s charter schools,” her office noted. 

Janet Cruz: Make the Florida Education Commissioner an Elected Office

Cruz isn’t the only state senator looking to expand elected positions in the Cabinet.

Visit Florida Board of Directors Approves Dana Young to be President, CEO

On Monday, the Visit Florida Board of Directors unanimously backed incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis’ nomination of former state Sen. Dana Young to be the president and CEO of Visit Florida.

Ron DeSantis Taps Dana Young to Lead Visit Florida

First elected to the Florida House in 2010, Young, an attorney, moved up the GOP ranks, serving as majority whip and deputy majority leader under Speaker Will Weatherford in her second term before being picked by Speaker Steve Crisafulli to be majority leader in her last term in the House.
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Florida Senate Gets Ready to Tackle Hurricane Michael Recovery, Economic Issues

Republicans have controlled the Legislature in Tallahassee and the Governor’s Mansion for two decades but the state Senate has often, especially in recent years, proven to be a challenge for conservatives on everything from budgetary matters to Second Amendment issues. 
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