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Jury Foreman:” I can’t unsee those images.”

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:16:37 +0000

At the height of the debate over gun control, Tampa State Representative Ross Spano took some heat over his efforts to pass a resolution declaring pornography a problem instead of focusing on guns, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us many believe pornography is a growing problem. Vikas Kapoor is serving a 27 year prison sentence […]



Election Experts Say Florida is Vulnerable to Cyber Attack

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:54:43 +0000

Election experts in the state are joining Senator Marco Rubio, expressing concerns over the security of the state’s election system. With only 7 counties so far adding extra security measures, it means there are still sixty more counties in Florida who may be unprepared for possible threats to this year’s election. Leon is one of […]



Barbara Bush was Frequent Visitor to Tallahassee

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:19:50 +0000

  First Lady Barbara Bush was a frequent visitor to Florida’s Capitol City. She came to support her son before and after he was elected Governor, to campaign for him, and as Mike Vasilinda tells us, was a major influence in Jeb Bush’s efforts to improve students  reading  skills. In April 1992, more than six […]



Proposed Constitutional Amendment Could Set Up a Competing Education System in Florida

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:00:41 +0000

Education advocates are speaking out against a proposed constitutional amendment passed by the Constitution Revision Commission Monday. Here in the state capital there’s an ongoing debate between school board members, over whether to allow two new charter schools to move in. “We don’t believe there’s a need. We believe it’s a waste of taxpayer dollars,” said […]



Court Lifts Stay, Allows Florida Patient to Grow Own Marijuana

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:00:55 +0000

  Update: The First District Court of Appeal issued the order to show cause a little more than an hour after a motion was filed to review the lifting of the stay. The court did not give Redner the full 10 days to respond as the rules allow.  Redner will have until Thursday to respond.   A circuit court […]



Five Fraternity Brothers Plea to Misdemeanor Hazing

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:19:12 +0000

Five of the nine men charged in the hazing death of a 20 year old FSU fraternity pledge have entered guilty pleas. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, four remaining defendants turned down the deal and will face felony charges.  20 year old Andrew Coffey died last November after being given an entire bottle of Wild […]



Wave of Criticism Directed at CRC

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:07:03 +0000

There was controversy at the Constitution Revision Commission meeting this morning in the State Capitol. Firefighters benefits have been combined with a proposal to make it harder to raise college fees. A ban on offshore oil drilling has been combined with a ban on indoor vaping. 24 distinct proposals have now been bundled together in […]



Victims Rights Amendment Will Appear on November Ballot

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:03:54 +0000

The state’s Constitution Revision Commission approved Marsy’s Law for the November ballot. The constitutional amendment would beef up crime victims’ rights in the state constitution. It would give them the right to be heard in court proceedings and be notified of key events like bail, sentencing and parole hearings. The state’s constitution includes a brief […]



Hundreds Rally in Support of the Second Amendment at State Capitol

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 22:00:17 +0000

Supporters of the second amendment rallied at state Capitol’s throughout the country Saturday. For the second time this year hundreds of gun owners rallied on the Florida State Capitol grounds to stand up for their second amendment rights. “And that right shall not be infringed. I don’t know why people have a hard time understanding this part […]



NRA Lobbyist “Death Threats” Increasing

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 22:07:05 +0000

Longtime NRA Lobbyist Marion Hammer is receiving death threats almost daily. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, threats are nothing new to the crusty advocate for guns,  but says this time her family is also being threatened. As more than a hundred people packed a County Commission meeting this week in the State Capitol to argue […]