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Florida Governor Signs ‘School Safety’ Bill That Could Arm Teachers

March 9, 2018
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed into state law new gun restrictions and a provision that allows teachers to arm themselves in response to the Parkland school shooting.

Florida Legislators Call Broward County Sheriff Incompetent, Want Him Suspended

February 25, 2018
Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and 73 Republican colleagues urged Gov. Rick Scott (R) to suspend Israel, a Democrat who was reelected in 2016 and has said he would not resign over his agency’s handling of one of the country’s deadliest school shootings.

Florida First Responders One Step Closer to PTSD Coverage

February 15, 2018
The bill would provide Florida first responders full workers' compensation benefits "for mental or nervous injuries regardless of whether such injuries are accompanied by physical injuries."

Florida Crime Labs Help Eliminate Backlog of Rape Kits

May 9, 2016
A new law in Florida is investing $10.7 million in Florida's crime laboratories.

Florida Governor Signs Bill for Families of Fallen First Responders

April 11, 2016
Families of Florida police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty will be eligible for additional benefits under a bill signed into law Friday by Gov. Rick Scott.

Fight Over Body Cam Footage Begun in Florida

March 10, 2015
As more police departments equip their officers with body-worn cameras, the question of who gets access to that footage—and at what cost—is fast becoming a new frontier in open-records policy.

Panel OKs Bill to Allow Guns in Florida Schools

April 4, 2014
The debate whether safety is worth the risk of having more guns on school campuses took center stage in a Florida House committee, which approved a bill Wednesday that would allow trained officials to carry weapons in schools.
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