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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...

Lauren’s Kids Wins Suncoast Emmy Awards for their Safer, Smart Kids Curriculum

This week, Lauren’s Kids announced its recognition as a winner in the 2021 Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards in the Informational/Instructional category for their Safer, Smarter Kids Kindergarten curriculum. The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy...

New Pedestrian Tunnel at Hard Rock Stadium Named After Ron Book

Leaders from across South Florida gathered at the Hard Rock Stadium at the end of last week to celebrate the naming of the Ronald L. Book Pedestrian Tunnel. Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami Gardens...

Lauren Book Working With Law Enforcement After Cyber Threats, Sexual Harassment and Extortion Attempt

State Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book, D-Plantation, announced on Thursday that she was working with law enforcement after being sexually harassed and extorted. Florida Politics reported that the Broward County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeremy Hugo...

Lauren’s Kids Honored for PSA Warning About Online Predators

This week, Lauren’s Kids announced its recognition as a winner in the 2021 Sharecare Awards in the Behavioral/Mental Health category for their “the Internet is a Predator Playground” public service announcement (PSA) which highlights...

Lauren Book Offers Resolution Recognizing Davie’s Preservation Efforts

With this week marking the 96th anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Davie, Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book, D-Plantation, filed a resolution recognizing Davie’s membership into the elite preservation-focused Certified Local Government...

Democrats in Florida Legislature Want to Give State Employees Family Leave After Stillbirths

Last week, state Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book, D-Plantation, and state Rep. Marie Paule Woodson, D-Hollywood, filed legislation to ensure all state employees who give birth have access to paid family leave, even in...

Lauren Book, Michael Grieco Want to Expand Access to Psilocybin

Last week, state Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book, D-Plantation, and state Rep. Michael Grieco, D-Miami, filed a proposal to “provide legal access to psilocybin in Florida.” Grieco’s office offered some of the rationales at why...

Lauren Book, Anna Eskamani Want to Exempt Diapers From Sales Taxes

State Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book, D-Plantation, and state Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, have filed legislation to prevent families from being charged sales tax when purchasing diapers and adult incontinence undergarments. If passed, their proposal...

Ron DeSantis Issues Executive Order Against School Mask Mandates

On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he will do all he can to stop school mask mandates, saying that every parent should have the right to choose what is best for their child. 

Florida Senate Democrats Toss Out Gary Farmer, Make Lauren Book Their Leader

State Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, took over as the Democrats’ leader in the Florida Senate after state Sen. Gary Farmer, D-Ft. Lauderdale, lost a vote of no confidence. Tensions had been growing in recent weeks...

Lauren Book Gets Bill Closing Loophole in Florida’s Sex Offender Law Through Legislature

A bill from state Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation. closing a loophole in Florida’s sex offender law was unanimously passed by the Florida Senate on Tuesday and will now head to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk...
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