This week, U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., brought out a bill ensuring federal anti-terrorism funds are not used to arm teachers.
Florida’s political history has been shaped by many different people -- the French, English, Spanish, Cuban, African-American, Puerto Rican, Yankees, Southerners and more. While Florida politics are not as Celtic-influenced as, say, those of Boston or New York, there have been a few leaders with Irish roots reigning over the Sunshine State.
With the nomination and likely confirmation of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, President Trump will soon have a trusted adviser who can prepare him for his upcoming summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Pompeo's first job is to make sure Trump understands one thing going into those talks: North Korea has no plans to give up its nuclear weapons at the negotiating table.
With a light touch of his veto pen, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a new $88.7 billion state budget, eliminating only $64 million in spending and projects, the lowest total of his seven-plus years as governor.
In the final weeks of the 2018 legislative session, immense tragedy struck a quiet community right here in our state. Our elected officials rightfully focused their remaining time and energy on ensuring school safety and addressing mental health issues in the wake of the Parkland school shooting.
As Floridians continue to process the incomprehensible slaughter of 14 children and three staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, another catastrophe struck South Florida this week when a pedestrian bridge collapsed at Florida International University.
Police now say the death toll has risen to six with another 10 people injured, some critically, in a pedestrian bridge collapse Thursday over a busy Miami highway adjacent to the Florida International University campus.
Two former congressmen from Florida--Republican David Jolly and Democrat Patrick Murphy--are expanding their tour to “pull back the curtain on Washington and shine a light on the inside reasons why D.C. is in a state of chaos and dysfunction.”
There's nothing technically "iffy" about the South Florida Water Management District's favored plan for the Southern storage reservoir called for last year in Senate Bill 10. It's "technically sound and based on a foundation of successful scientific practices and engineering," according to an independent external peer review released this week.