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Governor Rick Scott Signs Gun Restrictions and School Safety Bill

The bill, which was written since the shooting, balances “our individual rights with need for public safety.” It also marks Scott’s break with the National Rifle Association.

Fla. Senate OKs Bill for Year-Round Daylight Saving Time

A bill to let Florida remain on Daylight Saving Time year round is headed to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk after the state Senate approved it 33-2.

Florida Senate Agrees to Advance School-Safety Bill in Rare Saturday Session, Rejects Assault Weapons Ban

The Senate spent nearly eight hours debating dozens of amendments to the 100-page bill before finally approving the legislation for a final vote.

After School Shooting, Florida Leaders Propose New Gun Laws

Florida’s governor announced plans Friday to put more armed guards in schools and to make it harder for young adults and some with mental illness to buy guns

Inmate Eric Scott Branch Yelled ‘Murderers!’ as he’s Put to Death

He was put to death for the 1993 rape and slaying of a college student. Branch was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m.

Parkland High School Survivors, Lawmakers on Collision Course over Guns

Students who survived the Parkland school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre.

Seminole Tribe Could Add Craps and Roulette at its Casinos

The Senate committee that oversees tax issues approved a 90-page gambling bill (SB 840) on Monday.

Bill Would Let Bullied Students in Florida Go to Private School

The bill would be a state-funded private school voucher averaging $6,800 a year expressly for children who say they have been bullied, regardless of income.

Federal Judge Knocks Down Florida’s Voting Ban for Ex-Felons

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker issued a blistering ruling that says the state’s current process to restore voting rights is flawed.

Emeril TV Producer Fighting Subpoena from Florida House

A television producer for one of chef Emeril Lagasse’s cooking shows is caught in an escalating legal battle with the Florida House of Representatives.

After Florida, More States Press U.S. for Offshore Drilling Exemptions

Governors and other officials from several U.S. coastal states ramped up pressure on the Trump administration to exempt their waters from an offshore drilling plan.

Snow in Tallahassee as Winter Snowstorm Blasts Coastal South

A brutal winter storm dumped snow in Tallahassee for the first time in nearly three decades. It is also smacking Southern cities such as Savannah and Charleston, South Carolina.

Republican Congressman, Climate Change Activist Honored With JFK Awards

A Republican congressman from Florida and the leader of a national campaign to address climate change have been honored with this year’s John F....

Florida Unsure Who is Responsible for Confederate Monument

Democrats in Florida, including the black mayor of Tallahassee, have called for the removal of Confederate monuments.

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