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  • Yes: Bans favor criminals, make students sitting ducks

    Yes: Bans favor criminals, make students sitting ducks
    One month ago, a madman hellbent on destruction opened fire on students and staff at Florida State University's Strozier Library. In a scene that plays out all too often, we were reminded once again of a harsh reality: Campus gun bans only disarm the...
  • Senate bill would allow guns on campus, too

    Senate bill would allow guns on campus, too
    Mirroring a bill filed earlier in the week in the House, a Northwest Florida senator Thursday proposed a measure that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on the campuses of state colleges and universities. The proposal (SB 176), filed by Sen....
  • State lawmaker files bill to allow guns on college campuses

    State lawmaker files bill to allow guns on college campuses
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida lawmaker has filed a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on the campuses of state colleges and universities. The measure, to be considered in the spring, would apply only to people licensed to carry...
  • Bill curbing student discipline over gun play heads to Gov. Scott

    Bill curbing student discipline over gun play heads to Gov. Scott
    A bill that would curb schools’ abilities to discipline, suspend and expel students for simulating guns or wearing clothing depicting firearms is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature. State senators gave final approval, 32-6, to the so-...
  • Clarence McKee, president, McKee Communications

    Clarence McKee, president, McKee Communications
    Last week:  We’re outraged and we’re not going to take it. So said Sen. Eleanor Sobel, at her tri-county delegation town hall meeting commenting on the deaths of 20 children in four months under the un-watchful eye of the Department of...
  • Common Core foes send 'mayday' message seeking national help to defeat Florida's standards

    Common Core foes send 'mayday' message seeking national help to defeat Florida's standards
    Legislative efforts to halt Common Core in Florida seem to be going nowhere. And that's prompted Common Core foes to issue a "mayday" this week, seeking help from across the nation. "Florida needs your help," read the email sent from Laura Zorc, co-...
  • Common Core fight could move to Legislature, as bills urge Florida to pause implementation

    Common Core fight could move to Legislature, as bills urge Florida to pause implementation
    A Florida House bill that would require the state to halt implementation of Common Core academic standards, at least temporarily, got more support this week, with a state senator filing an identical companion bill. Both demand Florida halt Common Core ...
  • Senate president says no Stand Your Ground changes, but maybe yes to Sobel school security tax

    Senate president says no Stand Your Ground changes, but maybe yes to Sobel school security tax
    A year after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, proposals to change the controversial Stand Your Ground law are dead in the state Legislature. “Repeal of Stand Your Ground or major modifications of Stand Your Ground I don’t think get past...
  • Scott signs Docs v. Glocks, Medicaid, growth management bills

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Despite physician groups threatening a court fight, Gov. Rick Scott has signed a watered-down version of a bill that pitted the gun industry against the medical community over whether doctors should be allowed to ask patients about...
  • Lawmakers rush to draft ‘Caylee’s Law’ legislation

     
    Now that Casey Anthony has been acquitted of killing her two-year-old daughter — but sent back to jail for lying to police about Caylee's whereabouts — Florida legislators are pushing and shoving to file bills that make it a felony to fail...
  • Lyndsey Cruley is Haridopolos’ new Senate mouthpiece

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos has hired House Majority Office press guru Lyndsey Cruley to be his new press secretary. Cruley has been handling media for the Legislature's redistricting hearings, and is a 2009 graduate of Florida...