Florida Politics

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 …

Flags ordered at half-staff for former Rep. Rob Wallace

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday ordered flags at half-staff for former state Rep. Rob Wallace. Wallace, a Republican, represented House …

Bill Nelson: Rick Scott doesn’t hear what Floridians demand on guns

Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said the guns and schools proposal announced Friday by Republican Gov. Rick Scott has some …
Colin Hackley

Rick Scott, lawmakers call for beefed up school security, gun provisions

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday offered a $500 million proposal to address school safety, gun laws and mental-health issues after …

Florida’s largest teacher union backs Rick Scott school safety plan

The Florida Education Association hasn’t often championed Gov. Rick Scott‘s education proposals, but it is applauding his $500 million plan …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

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 …

Democrats react to Parkland reforms, criticize lack of assault weapons ban

Gun-reform measures released by Gov. Rick Scott and leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature are being hailed as the greatest proposed …

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 …

Rob Bradley not sold on texting and driving ban

Senate Appropriations Chairman Rob Bradley says he and other senators have concerns about legislation that would make driving while texting …
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