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Lauren Book Names Democratic Leadership in Florida Senate

This week, state Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book, D-Davie, named her leadership team for the next two years. Democrats currently control 12 of the 40 seats in the Florida Senate. Book turned to Sen. Jason Pizzo,...

Florida Legislators Propose Creating An Animal Abuser Registry

With the Florida Legislature starting its regular session this week, two legislators showcased their proposal to create an animal abuse registry in the Sunshine State. Last week, state Sen. Shevrin Jones, D-Miami Gardens, and state...
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New State Rep. Marie Woodson Tests Positive for COVID-19

Woodson represents parts of Broward County. She won the Democratic nomination back in August and ran over Republican Vincent Parlatore, taking 74 percent of the vote in the general election. She replaced state Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, who was facing term limits. 

Democrats in Florida Legislature Propose Corporate Income Tax Credit for Businesses Offering Internships

This week, state Rep. Dan Daley, D-Coral Springs, filed a bill to offer a “credit against the corporate income tax to a business or an organization that employs a degree-seeking student for an internship.” State Sen. Bobby Powell, D-West Palm Beach, filed similar bills in the upper chamber last month and on Monday.
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Will Abortion Be a Top Issue In Florida in 2020?

In May, Florida Democrats were saying that the Sunshine State could be “ground zero” on abortion for the 2020 election after neighboring states Alabama and Georgia passed restrictions to it.
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More Florida Cities Looking At Decriminalizing Marijuana

State Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, has proposed decriminalizing possessing a small amount of marijuana possession but the idea has drawn fire.

Democrats Propose Sunshine Scholarship Program for Florida College System, Career Center Students

With higher education costs increasingly a concern across the nation, two legislators from Florida are looking to expand college scholarships for eligible students in Florida College System schools and career centers.

Legislature Looks Ready to Take Miami Dade’s Needle Exchange Program Across Florida

The bill has now cleared three House committees without opposition, including the Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday. Jones weighed in after that vote.