Senate Democrats say it’s important to pass federal legislation to ensure each person’s right to vote. Republican senators say bills have been passed to extend voting rights and the power of changing voting laws should remain at the state level.
During Wednesday’s City Commission meeting, Commissioners got status reports on affordable and workforce housing and the Community Resilience Plan. They also voted to name part of Cascades Park after a local historian.
The Seminole Tribe has been pushing back in the courts against lawsuits challenging the tribe’s new compact with the state and now it’s using the air waves to fight against citizen initiatives seeking to expand gaming beyond tribal lands.
In a letter Friday afternoon, Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran told Leon County Schools it is still not in compliance with state law, despite the addition of a parental opt-out option on masks.
“It impacts me so deeply, because I know the effects of gun violence,” Council Chairman Rudolph Ferguson said. “I’ve had to bury friends due to gun violence. I’ve had to eulogize friends, children who have been gunned down.”
By MARY CLARE JALONICK, ERIC TUCKER and COLLEEN LONG
The report released Thursday offers new insight about how the Republican incumbent tried to undo the vote and exert his will on the department, asking leaders to declare the election “corrupt” and disparaging its top official for not doing anything to overturn the results.
Federal prosecutors argued in court documents filed Thursday that a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals correctly ruled last month that the government had proven its case against Dylann Roof, despite his protestations on several points.
Florida has a new Surgeon General. Governor Ron DeSantis today named Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, Ph.D. to be the states top health officer. The new Surgeon General is calling vaccines just one tool to fight the virus.
The law seeks to prevent large social-media companies from barring political candidates from their platforms and would require companies to publish — and apply consistently — standards about issues such as blocking users.
The investigation is yet another liability for the embattled attorney general, who is facing a years-old criminal case, a separate, newer FBI investigation, and a Republican primary opponent who is seeking to make electoral hay of the various controversies.
The lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. district court in Tallahassee is at least the third challenge to the law, which was passed last month by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis during an appearance on Fox News.