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Missing Children Remembered at State Capitol

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:00:54 +0000

For the nineteenth time the names of Florida’s missing children were read aloud to a somber audience, and through the tears of families. A rose given to each family by Florida’s First Lady, is placed next to a photo of their missing loved one. Teresa Neves has been coming to the ceremony since 2009, when […]

New Survey Show Floridians Are Unprepared For Future Hurricane Seasons

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:00:31 +0000

A recent survey by the National Hurricane Survival Initiative found that 51% of Floridians say they were unprepared in at least one way leading up to Hurricane Irma and many are still unprepared for a future disaster. The survey exposed numerous knowledge gaps in the states population from misunderstanding insurance coverage to not knowing about […]

Governor Rick Scott Signs Executive Order on Sexual Harrassment

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:00:49 +0000

Governor Rick Scott today issued an executive order  requiring state agencies to give sexual harassment training to new employees within 30 days of their hire. The order also lays out procedures for all agencies to follow when dealing with sexual harassment complaints. “Every agency was doing it a little bit differently. What this did was set up […]

First Amendment Foundation Takes Aim at CRC

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:00:49 +0000

The First Amendment Foundation is criticizing the Constitutional Revision Commission for ignoring procedures and failing to comply with rules. The criticisms include Commissioners advancing proposals that impact their own interests, and ignoring open meeting rules. Many meetings are cluttered with procedural errors, which have to be addressed during the meeting and then corrected. Attorney General […]

CRC Proposals to Extend Lobbying Ban on Elected Officials Temporarily Postponed

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:00:21 +0000

A proposal temporarily postponed by the Constitution Revision Commission Ethics Committee Wednesday, would make it harder for elected officials to cash in on their service State lawmakers must now wait two years before becoming lobbyists, but the proposed amendment would extend the ban to six years. In Florida, state Lawmakers are barred from lobbying the Legislature after leaving […]

CRC Committee Temporarily Postpones Grandparents’ Rights Amendment

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:00:22 +0000

A decades long over grandparents rights remains in limbo after a proposed constitutional amendment expanding the rights of grandparents was temporarily postponed by a Constitutional Revision Committee Tuesday morning. Currently, there are only two scenarios where grandparents can qualify for visitation rights with a grandchild. Both parents have to be dead or near dead, or one has […]

CRC Gearing Up For Vote on Marsy’s Law in January

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:00:19 +0000

The Constitutional Revision Commission will consider a amendment, which would place victims rights in the state constitution. The proposal known as Marsy’s law, was named after a UC Santa Barbara student who was murdered in 1983. Seven other states have approved various measures. Many of the proposed rights are already backed by Florida case law. […]

Florida Police Found Twice as Many Credit Card Skimmers in 2017 than Previous Two Years Combined

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:00:49 +0000

More than 500 credit card skimmers were discovered on Florida gabs pumps in the first ten months of this year. It’s twice as many as the previous two years combined. Florida on gas pumps. Carlos Collins owns Unity Child Care Development School in Tallahassee. After fueling up his company vans his business partner noticed suspicious […]

Push to Reform Clemency in Florida Taking a Three Pronged Approach

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:00:51 +0000

There’s a three pronged effort to restore felons rights happening in the state, with a proposal in front of the Constitutional Revision Commission, a ballot initiative gaining signatures and Legislation. 1.5 million Floridians are unable to vote because of felony convictions. More than 22,000 felons are waiting to be granted clemency by the OEC or […]

Fantasy Sports Legalization on the Move

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 22:00:47 +0000

Nationwide Fantasy Sports are a 150 billion dollar a year industry, but in Florida their legality is murky. A new bill, approved 8 to 1 this morning, would officially legalize the games, but the Seminole Tribe is warning lawmakers to make their decision with caution. Florida has been trying to clear up the legal limbo […]