Sunday, February 25, 2018

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Florida Insider Poll: Ashley Moody will be nominee for attorney general

Florida Insider Poll: Ashley Moody will be nominee for attorney general

Republicans have a crowded field of viable candiidates running for attorney general, but more than 220 of the state's most plugged in political experts are in near-consensus on who will win.A whopping 70 percent of the political fundraisers, campaign...
Published: 02/23/18
GOP poll in Florida shows strong support for assault weapons ban

GOP poll in Florida shows strong support for assault weapons ban

A majority of Floridians support a ban on the sale of assault weapons, including a majority of Florida gun owners, according to a poll conducted by this week by the Florida Senate Republican leaders.The measure is the latest sign that the bills draft...
Published: 02/23/18
Florida Capitol Republicans promise ‘complete investigation’ of what went wrong

Florida Capitol Republicans promise ‘complete investigation’ of what went wrong

A bombshell that South Florida police ignored tips that a teenager was planning an assault on a school and then failed to stop him when he attacked seems destined to complicate the election-year discussion around mass shootings.Even in the face of a ...
Published: 02/23/18
Corcoran: Special commission will look at ‘abject breakdowns’ in shooting

Corcoran: Special commission will look at ‘abject breakdowns’ in shooting

House Speaker Richard Corcoran says a special commission is needed to investigate the "abject breakdowns at all levels" that occurred with the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.The House, Senate and Gov. Rick Scott wil...
Published: 02/23/18
CNN, citing doctored email, denies feeding a Parkland survivor a ‘scripted question’ before town hall

CNN, citing doctored email, denies feeding a Parkland survivor a ‘scripted question’ before town hall

Note: This story has been updated twice: Once after President Trump weighed on the controversy Thursday night, and once Saturday morning after media outlets reported that the survivor's father sent doctored emails of his correspondences with CNN to m...
Published: 02/22/18
Updated: 02/24/18
GOP's proposed changes to gun laws to include raising age, expanded background checks

GOP's proposed changes to gun laws to include raising age, expanded background checks

Gov. Rick Scott and Republican lawmakers will propose changes to Florida gun laws Friday that will spark the most intense debate over guns in many years and could reshape the political landscape for the fall elections in the nation's largest swing st...
Published: 02/22/18
Updated: 02/23/18
Florida Senate president says he supports arming teachers, setting up showdown on gun bills

Florida Senate president says he supports arming teachers, setting up showdown on gun bills

Florida Senate President Joe Negron said Thursday that he supports arming school teachers, endorsing a controversial proposal a day after U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio rejected it."The concept of having teachers who are trained and have a...
Published: 02/22/18
House advances pre-emption measure that would prevent ban on sale of taxed items

House advances pre-emption measure that would prevent ban on sale of taxed items

Cities and counties would not be able to bar the sale of any item if there is a tax involved in the purchase, under an amendment that is now headed to the House floor as part of a wide-ranging tax package.The pre-emption measure, which passed the Hou...
Published: 02/22/18
Florida Insiders: Don’t count on gun restrictions from Tallahassee

Florida Insiders: Don’t count on gun restrictions from Tallahassee

The national spotlight is shining brightly and mostly unflatteringly on Florida and its longstanding status at the vanguard of liberalizing gun laws. Mourning schoolmates, parents, and students from across the state descended on Tallahassee to demand...
Published: 02/22/18
Fla Education Commissioner’s suggestion on ‘active shooter’ drills slammed by Trump

Fla Education Commissioner’s suggestion on ‘active shooter’ drills slammed by Trump

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump this morning appeared to swiftly rebuke an idea offered by Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart to look at more active shooting drills."Active shooter drills is a very negative thing," Trump said during...
Published: 02/22/18