State Politics

State Politics

Immigration verification proposal scuttled

Florida businesses won’t have to worry about voters requiring them to verify the immigration status of new employees. The state Constitution Revision Commission on Monday rejected a proposal that would have asked voters in November to require businesses to use a system similar to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Employment Authorization Program, known as E-Verify, to determine immigration-related eligibility of employees.

State Politics

Florida cities, counties take aim at state gun law

Less than two months after a 19-year-old gunman shot dead 14 students and three faculty members at a Broward County high school, city and county officials in parts of Florida are pushing back against a state firearm law they say has created a chilling effect on their ability to respond to constituents’ demands.

Gov. Scott stops in Bradenton, signs bill to fund fight against opioids

Gov. Rick Scott signed HB 21, which provides funding for the state's opioid epidemic, at the Manatee County Sheriff's Office Monday morning.
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