Florida Constitution Amendment 3
The third proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution that the Florida Legislature voted to place on the ballot this November this year would increase the homestead exemption for teachers, law-enforcement officers, correctional officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, child-welfare services professionals and active-duty members of the military and Florida National Guard.
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) says Florida will protect physicians who say “what the government thinks is misinformation.”
Governor Ron DeSantis called on the Florida Legislature to protect health care practitioners’ freedom of speech and bolster patient access to and education of COVID-19 treatments through the right to prescribe. The Free Speech of Health Care Practitioners Act, House Bill 687, and Senate Bill 1184, would solidify these rights for both patients and health care workers. “Despite ongoing health care practitioner shortages across the nation, these crucial frontline workers continue to face threats to their licenses if they dissent from the prevailing narrative of the medical establishment,” said Governor Ron DeSantis.news.yahoo.com
Jacksonville City Council, District 9
When Councilman Garrett Dennis resigned to run for a seat in the Florida Legislature, three candidates signed up to run in a special August election for District 9, Jacksonville City Council. Democrat Tyrona Clark-Murray received 53% of the vote and was elected to fill the seat through next June. She must run for re-election next spring to win a full four-year term.
Connecticut governor invites Florida businesses to move to his state ‘that supports rights of women’
As the battle continues in Florida over a 15-week abortion ban that was slated to take effect Friday but is being blocked by a state judge, an open letter went out to Florida businesses from the governor of Connecticut.
Florida’s ‘red-flag’ law eyed as example amid gun debate
As a national debate rages over gun laws after last month’s mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, proponents of “red-flag” policies point to a Florida law as a model for states seeking to strip deadly weapons from people who could cause harm.
Appeals court blasts redistricting injunction
An appeals court Friday said a circuit judge issued a “patently unlawful” temporary injunction against a congressional redistricting plan pushed through the Legislature by Gov. Ron DeSantis, giving another sign that the controversial plan likely will be used in this year’s elections.
Florida Senate passes property insurance package
The Florida Senate has approved a sweeping legislative package meant to combat rising property insurance rates and other problems in the state’s turbulent insurance market, creating a $2 billion reinsurance fund and writing new rules around coverage denials and attorney fees.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis takes wait-and-see stance on abortion ruling
Gov. Ron DeSantis was noncommittal Wednesday about whether he will ask lawmakers to further restrict abortion in Florida, as the nation awaits a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision.
FDOE reinstates more textbooks previously rejected over ‘prohibited’ content; questions remain over examples released
The Florida Department of Education has reinstated more math textbooks that were previously rejected because the state said they contained “prohibited” content such as critical race theory, social emotional learning and Common Core frameworks.
Florida’s education department reinstates 9 textbooks previously rejected over ‘prohibited’ content
The Florida Department of Education reinstated nine math textbooks that were previously rejected because the state said they contained “prohibited” content such as critical race theory, social emotional learning and Common Core frameworks.
Curry for Congress? Mayor ducks questions after governor’s new map favors Jacksonville Republicans
Now that Gov. Ron DeSantis has put out his proposed map for Florida’s congressional seats, there’s talk Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry could have his sights set on one of those dramatically redrawn districts.
Gov. DeSantis signs bill that eliminates FSA in public schools, but state teachers union not happy
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed a bill that is ending the Florida Standards Assessments and replacing the standardized exams with a “progress monitoring system” that would test students three times a year.
‘Idiotic politics’ to fear lawmakers pulled a fast one? Not when it comes to a Trump casino | Editorial
Gov. Ron DeSantis says it’s “idiotic politics” to accuse the Florida Legislature of approving a gaming deal last month that would give Donald Trump and a Miami Beach hotelier an opportunity to open casinos in our backyard.news.yahoo.com
How the Gaetz probe grew from sex trafficking to medical pot
When Rep. Matt Gaetz vacationed in the Bahamas in 2018, he was joined by a doctor who donated to his campaign and a former colleague in the Florida Legislature. The Republican congressman, Dr. Jason Pirozzolo and Halsey Beshears were united in their enjoyment of politics, fancy travel and the company of beautiful women. The Bahamas trip is a central element of a federal investigation surrounding Gaetz that has suddenly endangered his political career.news.yahoo.com