Financial Literacy — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Monthira Florida lawmakers are considering making a financial literacy course a requirement for high school graduation as more states look to improve the younger generation’s understanding of how to manage their personal finances. A bipartisan bill making its way through the Florida House of Representatives would require high school
Car Meet Pop-Up Events — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Chawapon Wongchuen Authorities may be able to double fines and impound vehicles for days on noncriminal traffic infractions to crackdown on sizable unsanctioned events put together on social media, under a measure heading to the Senate floor. Bill sponsor Tom Wright, R-New Smyrna Beach, said the proposal
Abortion Rights Protest — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Bob Korn A bill that would subsequently ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy is set to take another step forward on Monday, February 21. The agenda for Florida’s Senate Appropriations Committee includes the “Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality” bill. The legislation being proposed revises the requirements and
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
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
Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by AOME1812 In an effort to combat gas pump skimmers, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has vowed to crack down on the thieves that have catapulted Florida to the top of the fraud charts in America. At a press conference held outside of a RaceTrac gas station, the agriculture commissioner highlighted
Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Humberto Vidal February 14 is traditionally a day marked by love between significant others, family, and friends. But for Floridians, especially those in the Broward County community of Parkland, Valentine’s Day will never be quite the same. This Valentine’s Day marked the third anniversary of the infamous Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Local governments have been dealt a massive blow in their attempt to ban plastic straws.
The plug could be pulled on Visit Florida if the Sunshine State’s destination marketing organization doesn’t receive state funding.