Florida Politics

Bill Nelson dismisses Rick Scott charge he’s done ‘nothing’ on gun safety

Bill Nelson is responding to criticism offered by Rick Scott that the Democrat has done “nothing” when it comes to gun …

Rick Scott calls for FDLE Parkland investigation, resists removing Broward Sheriff

Gov. Rick Scott is asking for an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement into the law enforcement response …

Scott Israel: Lawmaker’s letter ‘riddled’ with errors

The Broward County Sheriff says a letter from a state lawmaker calling for his resignation after a mass school shooting …

Fla. Democrats hammer Adam Putnam, Ron DeSantis over gun proposal silence

A day after Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature unveiled their plans to back unprecedented new restrictions on …

Activist groups announce plan to pre-register high school students in states represented by pro-NRA legislators

With teenagers directly impacted by last week’s massacre in Parkland calling for politicians to stop accepting support funds from the …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

New tax law raises questions for state ‘piggyback’

Florida lawmakers are dealing with the consequences of the new federal tax law, which sharply cuts the amount of taxes …

As lawmakers tiptoe to budget negotiating starting line, state revenue estimate is cut by $167 million

With less than two weeks before the end of the 2018 Legislative Session, the pot of money lawmakers must work …
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Rick Scott calls for $500M in response to school shooting

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday announced a “major action plan to keep Florida students safe following (the) tragic Parkland shooting,” …

Mike La Rosa calls gun bill vote ‘political stunt,’ and bill a ‘gun grab’

While saying he was impressed by the passion and delivery of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students who came …
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