Feds Fault University, Florida Agency and Contractors for Deadly Bridge Collapse State News
Feds Fault University, Florida Agency and Contractors for Deadly Bridge Collapse

WASHINGTON — During a hearing Tuesday on last year’s deadly collapse of the Florida International University pedestrian footbridge, the National Transportation Safety Board heard evidence from its staff engineers and investigators showing that the bridge’s “catastrophic failure” stemmed from a... Read More

Florida Senate Opens Session to Decide Fate of Broward Sheriff State News
Florida Senate Opens Session to Decide Fate of Broward Sheriff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Emotions were high and security tight Monday as the Florida Senate convened a three-day special session to decide whether or not to uphold Gov. Ron DeSantis’ suspension of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. At an early morning... Read More

House Committee Headed to Florida for Field Roundtable on WRDA State News
House Committee Headed to Florida for Field Roundtable on WRDA
2019-10-18 20:14:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A House Panel that deals with water resource and environmental issues will travel to South Florida this weekend for a roundtable on infrastructure projects to be considered for inclusion in the next Water Resources Development Act. Rep. Grace... Read More

Florida Set to Revise Law on Threatening a Mass Shooting State News
Florida Set to Revise Law on Threatening a Mass Shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A deranged person in Florida can tell people of a plan to commit a mass shooting and still not face arrest — as long as the threat isn’t written down. It’s an oddity in state law... Read More

Chief Judge Says She Doesn’t Have Authority to Remove Judge Who Jailed No-Show Juror Courts
Chief Judge Says She Doesn’t Have Authority to Remove Judge Who Jailed No-Show Juror

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Chief Judge Krista Marx said she wanted to make it clear to the residents of the county the limits of her authority when it comes to the question of intervening in the case that brought... Read More

New Florida System Restoring Ex-Felon Voting Rights an ‘Administrative Nightmare,’ Judge Says State News
New Florida System Restoring Ex-Felon Voting Rights an ‘Administrative Nightmare,’ Judge Says

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s system for restoring the voting rights of up to 1.4 million ex-felons is an “administrative nightmare” a federal judge said Tuesday, but it could still remain in place during the presidential preference primary in March. U.S.... Read More

Democrats Pan Trump Medicare 'Plan' Saying It Does Nothing for Recipients Political News
Democrats Pan Trump Medicare 'Plan' Saying It Does Nothing for Recipients
2019-10-04 15:23:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump traveled to The Villages, a retirement community of 125,000 residents north of Orlando, to tout a plan to "save" Medicare, but House Democrats quickly panned the president, his plan and his rhetoric. The central theme... Read More

'Stationary' Hurricane Dorian Leaves 5 Dead in Bahamas In The News
'Stationary' Hurricane Dorian Leaves 5 Dead in Bahamas

MIAMI — In 24 hours, Hurricane Dorian has inched a mere 70 miles. In that time, the deadly storm razed parts of the northern Bahamas, set records as a ferocious Category 5 hurricane and took at least five lives, according... Read More

Trump Says He Wouldn’t Profit From a G-7 Summit at Doral Donald Trump
Trump Says He Wouldn’t Profit From a G-7 Summit at Doral

President Donald Trump said Monday that next year’s Group of 7 summit — an annual gathering of world leaders representing powerful democracies — could take place at his own golf resort in Florida. If the summit were to take place... Read More

Florida Joins 29-State Compact To Clean Up Voter Rolls State News
Florida Joins 29-State Compact To Clean Up Voter Rolls

ORLANDO, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis gave Florida’s 67 elections supervisors their No. 1 priority for 2020 on Wednesday. DeSantis announced that Florida would become the 29th state to join the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, a nonprofit compact... Read More

Florida Lawmakers Move to Complicate Voting Rights Restoration for Ex-Felons Voting
Florida Lawmakers Move to Complicate Voting Rights Restoration for Ex-Felons
2019-07-03 23:32:28
by Dan McCue

In 2018, 65 percent of Floridians who went to the polls supported a measure aimed at restoring the voting rights of non-violent ex-felons “who have completed all terms of their sentence, including parole or probation.” On Friday night, Florida's Republican... Read More

Florida Vows to Fight After Judge Affirms Approval of Everglades Oil Project Environment
Florida Vows to Fight After Judge Affirms Approval of Everglades Oil Project
2019-03-21 23:26:57
by Dan McCue

State officials in Florida vowed to continue to fight the drilling of an exploratory oil well in the Everglades in the wake of a judge's ruling that the plan can go forward. “We’re disappointed in the court’s ruling, which goes... Read More

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