Church and state collided Wednesday in a Capitol hearing room crowded with dozens of clergy members as a House panel advanced a controversial “pastor protection act,” prompted by the U.S. 196 more words
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With medical marijuana still not available in Florida almost two years after it was approved, lawmakers behind that measure said Wednesday they have another idea for getting pot to those seeking it as a last-ditch treatment. 452 more words
One of the biggest supporters of the Ballot 42 Initiative, the Parent’s Campaign/Nancy Loome, had the following narrative on her group’s website. I find it interesting because the rhetoric we hear so frequently is that the MAEP has only been fully funded twice, legislators have broken the law and Republican legislators and the GOP are anti-public education. 653 more words
Florida Democratic lawmakers who spent last week living on a budget of $85 — part of a minimum wage challenge — said Tuesday that it gave them a better understanding of the struggles many state residents go through. 217 more words
Gov. Rick Scott drew not-so-surprising support Tuesday for the first tax-cut proposal he’s floated for next year — a $144 million elimination of the manufacturing sales tax. 172 more words
There are guns.
There are knives.
And then there are slungshots, which are advancing in the Florida Legislature for those who want a little more personal protection. 142 more words
The more than 1.4 million Floridians who have concealed weapons permits could carry their firearms openly — not covered by a jacket or in a purse — under legislation that sailed Tuesday through a state House committee. 121 more words