The controversial “Parent Trigger bill” filed by Rep. Michael Bileca, R-Miami, was approved by the Florida House in a party-line vote Thursday.
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A Florida House judiciary committee passed a bill Friday to grant greater protections for health care providers in medical malpractice cases.
Around noon today, following Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State address, progressives from all over the country rallied to protest’s Scott and the GOP-led Legislature on the first day of the legislative session.
A report released earlier this month by the NAACP found that Florida is among the states with the “most restrictive” felon disenfranchisement “laws in the country” — one of many aspects of the state’s voting practices that will limit voter participation among minorities, according to the group.
While civil rights advocates and policy-makers around the country have spoken out against increasingly strict and targeted voting rules levied by GOP-led legislatures, state Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Shalimar, last week introduced a new bill that would allow poll workers to ask voters for “additional information” when they present their mandatory photo IDs.
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Whether or not residents think that guns belong in Florida parks and public buildings, a bill approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott says they do.
An “unprecedented” part of “the most open, transparent, interactive” redistricting process ever, or a “sham” designed by Florida lawmakers to placate the public while they work to draw new district lines to benefit themselves? That’s the question dogging the set of 26 public redistricting hearings scheduled by the state Legislature to kick off next week.
The Florida House passed its version of a controversial rewrite of state election laws, which Republican supporters said was intended to ensure the integrity of the state’s voting system.
The Florida House discussed a sweeping deregulation bill that would affect 20 professions. It took awhile, because Democrats proposed amendments that would preserve the regulations for each of them individually.