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Florida House Leaders Push Scholarship for Victims of School Violence, Bullying

October 11, 2017 - 4:30pm
Richard Corcoran and Byron Donalds

Students who are victims of bullying, violence or abuse could get a shot at attending a new school as part of a scholarship program pushed by Florida House GOP members during this year’s upcoming legislative session.

Marco Rubio Urges UF Students to Skip Richard Spencer's White Nationalist Speech

October 11, 2017 - 12:15pm
Marco Rubio and Richard Spencer

Marco Rubio has a message for University of Florida students and people thinking about attending white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech: don’t.

Scott, Putnam Make Pitch for Federal Aid after Hurricane Irma

October 11, 2017 - 11:30am
Rick Scott and Adam Putnam

Gov. Rick Scott and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam were in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to make the case for federal aid in the Sunshine State after Hurricane Irma swept through the state, causing extensive damage last month.

Bill to Permanently Expand Bright Futures Passes First Legislative Hurdle

October 9, 2017 - 5:00pm
Bill Galvano and Joe Negron

Legislation to expand Florida’s Bright Future Scholarship Program -- one of Senate President Joe Negron’s top legislative priorities -- passed its first hurdle Monday when the Senate Education Committee gave it the green light.

Linda Stewart Files Bill to Ban Bump Stocks in Florida

October 9, 2017 - 1:00pm

An Orlando lawmaker has filed a bill to ban the sale, possession and use of “bump stock” gun accessories in the wake of a mass shooting in Las Vegas which left 58 people dead and more than 500 injured last week.

Florida Waives Teacher Requirements, Offers In-State Tuition to Puerto Ricans Displaced by Hurricane Maria

October 6, 2017 - 1:30pm

Florida is opening its doors to Puerto Rican teachers and students displaced by Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm which ravaged the American territory last month.

Black Farmers Group Shut Down Application Process After Lawmakers Passed Medical Marijuana Law

October 6, 2017 - 10:30am

The Florida Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association closed off applications to new members after the state Legislature passed a law to dole out five new medical marijuana growing licenses -- one of which is poised to go to a black farmer, the group said this week.

Scott Declares State of Emergency in Northern Florida to Prep for Tropical Storm Nate

October 5, 2017 - 3:15pm

Gov. Rick Scott declared a State of Emergency through nearly half of Florida as the state braces for the potential impact of Tropical Storm Nate, which is expected to make landfall in the Gulf Coast this weekend.

State Lawmakers File Bill Restricting Gun Access for 'At-Risk' Floridians

October 5, 2017 - 1:45pm
Audrey Gibson and Lori Berman

Two Democratic lawmakers are filing bills to curb gun violence in the Sunshine State following the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. 

Carlos Curbelo to Push Bipartisan Ban on Bump Stocks

October 5, 2017 - 1:15pm
Carlos Curbelo

A Florida congressional Republican is leading the charge on a bill to ban “bump stocks” in the wake of a Las Vegas shooting which left 58 people dead and more than 500 injured. 

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