Florida Senate will be led by the third woman in state’s history, Kathleen Passidomo

Florida Senate – Courtesy: Shutterstock — Cheri Alguire Naples Republican Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples) has been formally named Senate President-designate. Once she takes charge of the Senate next year, she will officially be the third woman in the state’s history to lead the chamber.  After being selected by Republican senators to become president after the 2022

FL Senate Debates College Athlete Pay

Doak Campbell Stadium, home of Florida State University Football, in Tallahassee, Florida, United States on February 15, 2020. Photo: C5 Media/Shutterstock.com Florida college athletes might be able to make off-the-field money soon thanks to an effort that was approved on Monday (March 9, 2020) by the Florida Senate. The bill currently awaits House action. The

With the end of daylight savings time around the corner, lawmakers continue the fight to make it permanent

Daylight Savings Time — Courtesy: Shutterstock — New Africa The latest end of daylight savings time is Sunday morning, but the sun continues to set on legislative attempts to put a stop on the clock. One Florida congressman has shed more light on the effort to put an end to the annual tradition. The earliest

Florida’s Fast & Furious: Florida bill seeks harsher penalties for street racing

Street Racing – Courtesy: Shutterstock — Bordovski Yauheni A new Florida bill seeks harsher penalties against illegal street racing, anyone filming or recording races, and spectators.  Senate Bill 258 is sponsored by Sen. Lauren Book and co-sponsored by Sen. Linda Stewart of Orlando, who said she has been fighting drag racing for several years. “It’s

Will Florida have a new state bird? Three bills were filed in Tallahassee to replace Mockingbird

Mockingbird – Courtesy: Image by Bonnie Taylor Barry TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Mockingbird has been Florida’s state bird since 1927, and now 94 years later, the Sunshine State has filed three bills to change it. In September, Tampa State Senator Jeff Brandes filed Senate Concurrent Resolution “rescinding the designation of the mockingbird as the state

Florida takes significant step in unanimous approval of Florida Wildlife Corridor Act

Florida Panther Walks Through High Grass – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Jo Crebbin Packed between Florida’s two coasts are some of the most abundant ecosystems in the U.S., overflowing with wildlife that opts for being hidden from plain sight. The Florida Wildlife Corridor is roughly 18 million acres of natural wonder.  On Tuesday, Florida

Florida’s Gov. DeSantis signs bill requiring all state schools to observe ‘moment of silence’ before start of class

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by smolaw Earlier this week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed and approved a new bill that will require all public schools in the state to observe a “moment of silence” in the classroom at the start of the day. The bill, which has received disapproval and praise from both aisles, will

Effective July 1, Florida drivers can use hazard lights on highways through fog and rain

Hazard Light button in vehicle – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by  oatawa Florida residents know all too well that raining and driving pair together like warm apple pie and ice cream—except the latter is easily the preferred pair of the two. The reason we bring up rain and driving is because every Florida driver has

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ latest bill signing bans transgender females from competing in girls’ sports on first day of Pride Month

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Hunter Crenian On Tuesday, June 1, Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis signed a recently passed bill into law that prohibits transgender females from participating in public school sports that are intended for biologically born females, further affirming the state’s tilt in favor of largely Republican political