Armed guardians, as they are called, volunteer to help in active-shooter situations. Most classroom teachers aren’t eligible to participate. But coaches, principals, janitors, cafeteria workers and others are.
How did one family from Manatee County become the start of a movement to legalize smokable medical marijuana in the state of Florida? Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bill rescinding a ban on smoking medical pot.
Florida Senator Joe Gruters’ proposed bill, SB 1738, would punish people who restrain their dogs during natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes and manmade disasters. Owners could be fined, imprisoned.
Republicans in the Florida Legislature advanced a bill that would require felons to pay back all court fees and costs before being eligible to vote, even if those costs are not part of the person’s sentence.
The shift by Florida’s governor and Legislature toward allowing smokable medical marijuana was encouraged by $2.5 million in political donations by cannabis companies, including some five-figure checks in February.
When Ron DeSantis was campaigning to be Florida’s governor, he derided the state capital as a “swamp.” Once elected, he drew from a different ecosystem to staff his administration, turning to the world of Trump.
Cindy Yang arranged for a leader of a branch of the Chinese Communist Party to attend GOP events. Yang founded the spa where Patriots owner Robert Kraft was arrested and is famous for her Super Bowl selfie with President Trump.
While bills to repeal Florida’s blind trust laws move through the Legislature, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried quietly became the second statewide officer to have a blind trust. Former Gov. Rick Scott was the first.