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Former Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson arrested and charged over inaction during MSD mass shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. —Following an investigation by Florida Department of Law Enforcement, former Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson was arrested on Tuesday in Broward County. Peterson is charged with seven counts of neglect of a child, three counts of culpable negligence and one count of…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Former Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson arrested and charged over inaction during MSD mass shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. —Following an investigation by Florida Department of Law Enforcement, former Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson was arrested on Tuesday in Broward County. Peterson is charged with seven counts of neglect of a child, three counts of culpable negligence and one count of…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis in Israel: First Florida cabinet meeting held overseas is in the books

JERUSALEM – Florida’s historic Cabinet meeting in what turned out to be an annex of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem went off with only minor technical glitches, and got personal for the only Jewish member, Nikki Fried, Florida’s Agricultural Commissioner. “This is launching off…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, May 30, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis order elections security review

TALLAHASSEE — Describing it as a “top priority,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday directed Secretary of State Laurel Lee to immediately start a review of the security of state and county elections systems after disclosures about Russian hacking during the 2016 campaign. In a one-page…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, May 23, 2019

Fla Gov and local leaders caught off guard by migrant plan

TALLAHASSEE — The federal government plans to release hundreds of migrants into Broward and Palm Beach counties starting next week, blindsiding Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has been an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration. The Republican governor’s office…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 17, 2019

Florida lawmakers pass ‘sanctuary cities’ ban

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Legislation that would give Florida one of the strictest laws in the nation against so-called sanctuary cities is headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis, giving him a chance to fulfill a key campaign promise. The governor praised the final passage of the bill…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 3, 2019

Classroom teachers can have guns. Painful debate marks final passage by Florida House.

After about seven hours of angry, sometimes deeply painful debate about race and gun violence that spanned two days, the Florida House passed a bill Wednesday that would allow classroom teachers to be armed, expanding a program lawmakers created last year after the Parkland shooting.…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, May 2, 2019

Bill to scrub voter rolls of non-citizens could make immigration status public

As several bills aimed at shaping the 2020 election are set to make a landing in the Legislature this year, a set of bills aimed at ensuring non-citizens are removed from voter rolls is set up for a floor vote. SB 230 and HB 131…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, April 19, 2019

Bill to scrub voter rolls of non-citizens could make immigration status public

As several bills aimed at shaping the 2020 election are set to make a landing in the Legislature this year, a set of bills aimed at ensuring non-citizens are removed from voter rolls is set up for a floor vote. SB 230 and HB 131…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, April 19, 2019

Florida House votes to require parental consent for minors to obtain abortions

A controversial bill passed by the Florida House Wednesday could require minors to have the consent of their parents or guardians before they can have abortions, though the bill has yet to clear several hurdles in the Senate to pass in the final weeks of…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, April 18, 2019

Florida House votes to require parental consent for minors to obtain abortions

A controversial bill passed by the Florida House Wednesday could require minors to have the consent of their parents or guardians before they can have abortions, though the bill has yet to clear several hurdles in the Senate to pass in the final weeks of…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, April 18, 2019

Ron DeSantis seeks free speech resolution allowing controversial speakers at Florida universities

Gov. Ron DeSantis said all of Florida’s colleges and universities should adopt a resolution similar to the “Chicago statement,” a statement on campus free speech that declares that all viewpoints should be allowed to be discussed on college campuses, even if they are ones students…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Florida returns to its Second Amendment roots after launching gun-control movement

Florida may have become the unlikely launchpad for modern gun-safety activism in the wake of one of the country’s worst school shootings, but the Sunshine State is quickly returning to its Gunshine State roots. A year after one of the country’s most conservative state Capitols…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, April 16, 2019

REP. RANDY FINE: Gibson Must Be Held Accountable For Remarks In Opposition To Anti-Semitism Bill

District 53 Florida State Representative Randy Fine (R-Palm Bay) demanded on Tuesday the Senate Democrats and the Democrat Party hold Senate Democrat Leader Audrey Gibson accountable for remarks Senator Gibson made during a Judiciary Committee hearing on the companion bill to Fine’s HB 741, Senator…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Ex-Trump official clears first confirmation hearing to become Florida’s new healthcare chief

Despite a contentious first hearing — characterized by one senator’s assertion that hers was “one of the worst confirmations of someone I could imagine in the United States” — Florida’s new healthcare chief, Mary Mayhew, cleared her first confirmation hurdle Thursday as a Senate committee…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, April 5, 2019

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