Florida Politics

Shawn Harrison fires aide for falsely calling Parkland students ‘actors’

Republican state Rep. Shawn Harrison fired his aide on Tuesday after he said two students who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas …

Josie Tomkow KOs Jennifer Spath in HD 39 special primary election

In what may be shaping up as the political “Year of the Woman,” Josie Tomkow has won the Republican primary for …

George and Amal Clooney donate $500K to march against guns

George Clooney and his wife said on Tuesday they are donating $500,000 to the “March for Our Lives” rally in …

Chris King, Philip Levine both busing to gun-reform rallies in Tallahassee

The campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King is sponsoring buses to transport gun-law advocates from St. Petersburg and Orlando …

Baxter Troutman not running for Congress to replace Tom Rooney

Baxter Troutman will not seek U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney‘s seat in the 2018 election. The news comes after Rooney said Monday he …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Senate panel postpones ‘campus free speech’ bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee narrowly avoided killing a campus “free speech” bill, opting to instead temporarily postpone it after the …

As Parkland students call for gun control, motion to ban assault rifles fails

Clad in black, students who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting walked the halls of the Florida Capitol …

Bethune statue bill heads to governor

Florida is poised to make history with the Legislature’s Tuesday passage of a proposal to place a statue of civil-rights …

House declares pornography ‘public health risk’

On a voice vote, the Florida House Tuesday approved a resolution recognizing pornography as a “public health risk.” That was …
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