Tag: 2018 Legislative Session
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speaks during a media briefing at the Pentagon. Image via AP.

Jim RosicaMarch 3, 2018
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An embittered Sen. Tom Lee on Friday said the Legislature’s rank and file is “getting crumbs” from leadership and “they’re fed up about it.” Senate President Joe Negron later countered he’s “proud of the process,” saying “everyone is entitled to their opinion.” Lee had disagreed with a provision in the House’s big education bill (HB 7055) […]

News Service Of FloridaDecember 22, 2018
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4min11
Florida has about 17,000 fewer students in its kindergarten-to-high school system than lawmakers anticipated this year, a new report shows. The state budget, passed during the 2018 Legislative Session, included funding for 2.848 million K-12 students in the 2018-2019 academic year. But a report released Wednesday by the Legislature’s Office of Demographic and Economic Research […]

Peter SchorschDecember 11, 2018
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15min5
Sixty Days — A prime-time look at the 2018 Legislative Session The Last 24 Good Tuesday evening. Lawmakers descended upon the Capitol for three days of training (including on ethics), orientation and how-do-you-do’s, while one of their own just got a big job promotion into the nascent administration of Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis. Ethics, shmethics: Sixty […]

Mitch PerryOctober 17, 2017
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Self-driving cars would be able to legally cruise Sunshine State highways under a bill filed by Jacksonville House Republican Jason Fischer. His legislation (HB 353) would allow for the safe and legal operation of “autonomous vehicles.” The bill also calls for updating sections of Florida’s motor vehicle laws that “require or presume” there’s a human […]

Staff ReportsOctober 1, 2018
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A new law goes into effect Monday to allow beer distributors to give away for free glasses printed with product names and logos—known as “branded glassware”—to bars and restaurants. Under previous law, glasses had to be sold. A version of the measure (HB 961) had been filed unsuccessfully last year, with this year’s finding traction […]


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