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ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN The Florida Supreme Court, on a 4-1 vote, has ruled that the proposed language of a constitutional amendment banning assault rifles does not meet requirements to go before the voters in 2022. The summary language, according to the majority, misleads voters on the true intent of the amendment. RODMAN DAM A federal judge has Read more about Legal Updates[…]

Governor DeSantis Appointments

Appointments made by Governor DeSantis: Florida Supreme Court On May 26th, Governor DeSantis appointed Judge Renatha Francis and John D. Couriel to the Florida Supreme Court. Judge Francis, West Palm Beach, is the first Jamaican American to serve on the Court. A judge for the 15th circuit court, she previously served as judge for the Miami-Dade Read more about Governor DeSantis Appointments[…]

In Memoriam

Mary Pérez Johnson Former City of Orlando councilwoman and Orange County commissioner Mary Johnson died June 3rd at age 86. Johnson created the Victim Service Center of Central Florida and was the first Hispanic person elected to the city and county commissions. Gwen Margolis Former Senate President Gwen Margolis died June 9th at the age of 85. Read more about In Memoriam[…]

Issues of Interest

PULSE REMEMBRANCE DAY Governor DeSantis ordered all flags at local and state buildings be lowered to half-staff on June 12th in honor of the victims on the anniversary of the 2016 shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. HURRICANE SEASON Hurricane season officially kicked off June 1st. The state enjoyed a tax-free hurricane preparedness holiday the first Read more about Issues of Interest[…]


The qualifying period for statewide and many local offices ended at noon on June 12th. The following members of the Florida House of Representatives retained their seats, having received no opposition: Ramon Alexander (D-Tallahassee) Fentrice Driskell (D-Tampa) Kamia Brown (D-Orlando) Joe Geller (D-Dania Beach) James Bush (D-Opa Locka) Mike Gottlieb (D-Plantation) Dan Daley (D-Sunrise) Michael Read more about Elections[…]