… It is sponsored in the House by Reps. Driskell and Joseph and cosponsored by 19 other representatives, including two Republican woman, eight Democratic men, and nine Democratic women. The cosponsors are Republican Melony Bell, representing DeSoto, Hardee and Polk counties, Republican Amber Mariano, of Pasco County, and Democrats Ramon Alexander of Gadsden and Leon counties, Loranne Ausley of Leon, Kamia Brown of Orange, Ben Diamond of Pinellas, Nicholas Duran of Miami-Dade, Anna Eskamani of Orange, Joy Goff-Marcil of Orange and Seminole, Margaret Good of Sarasota County, Mike Grieco of Miami-Dade, Adam Roger Hattersley of Hillsborough, Amy Mercado of Orange, Cindy Polo of Broward and Miami-Dade, Carlos Guillermo Smith of Orange, Richard Stark of Broward, Susan Valdés of Hillsborough, Clovis Watson Jr. of Alachua and Marion, and Jennifer Necole Webb of Pinellas. Read More
After more than 50 guns were stolen in a string of gun store and pawn shop burglaries in Orange County over the summer, Orange County Sheriff John Mina on Monday spoke in support of a bill that would require businesses in Florida to lock up their firearms at night.
At a press conference, Mina called the legislation “common sense.”…
State Rep. Joy Goff-Marcil filed legislation earlier this year that would give a yet-to-be-created state task force dedicated to combating credit card skimmers and identity fraud exemption from Florida’s public records law, including when criminal intelligence information and techniques are discussed at meetings… READ MORE
South Florida Sun Sentinel-
In the Summer 2015 edition of the conservative magazine National Affairs, two of America’s leading charter school proponents made a striking confession. “We wanted the infusions of capital and entrepreneurialism that accompany the profit motive, but we didn’t take seriously enough the risk of profiteering,” wrote Chester Finn Jr., and Bruno Manno, both former assistant U.S. secretaries of education. They also warned against letting the charter sector “ossify into a conventional interest group.”… READ MORE