Sunshine State News reporter Allison Nielsen will be on the air Monday morning with Greg Penglis from 1330 WEBY in Northwest Florida talking Amendment 2, Stand Your Ground and the already intense governor's race in the Sunshine State.
Allison will appear on the air for an hour-long segment centered around legislative issues in Florida, focusing on Stand Your Ground and the implementation of Amendment 2 in Florida.
Allison has covered the National Rifle Association, gun issues and Florida gun groups for SSN since 2013. She has also covered Amendment 2 and medical marijuana extensively during her time as a reporter. Allison will be a part of the show's "Action Radio" program, in which listeners take up bills and hammer out legislative proposals to send to state and national lawmakers.
From Stand Your Ground to campus carry, gun issues have fired up state lawmakers in 2017, proving again this year to be one of the hottest issues moving through the Capitol. Last week, a slightly altered proposal to shift the burden of proof in Florida's Stand Your Ground cases fired through the Florida House of Representatives Wednesday evening.
House members approved the measure by a vote of 74-39, sending the bill back to the Senate for approval.
Medical marijuana regulation bills are also making their way through the Florida Legislature. A Florida Senate committee unanimously passed a plan to regulate Florida’s newly expanded medical marijuana industry last week. SB 406, sponsored by Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, altered his bill slightly to incorporate what he called “the will of the voters” and to make it more palatable for senators and pro-pot groups alike.
Listen to Allison beginning at 8 a.m. CST Monday morning.