Jeanette Nunez

MGN Online

A bill building on Florida’s anti-human trafficking efforts is now heading to both the House and Senate floors.

Two Hispanic female lawmakers will have leadership roles within the Florida House and Senate.

Florida Channel

Bills seeking to compensate the families who want to rebury their loved ones found on the property of the now-closed Dozier School for Boys are continuing to move in both chambers of the Florida Legislature. One bill is already headed to the Senate floor.

MGN Online

A statewide council looking to build on Florida’s current anti-human trafficking efforts is mulling over potential legislation for 2016.

cuban and american flags
www.straitstimes.com

When president Obama indicated an interest in reopening trade agreements with Cuba, it didn’t take long for many to voice their disagreements. Now, Matthew Seeger reports that Florida lawmakers are getting their rejections heard in the form of a house memorial.

MGN Online

Governor Rick Scott signed more than 90 bills into law Friday. It includes a bill banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors as well as a controversial abortion bill.

Among the bills Scott approved is a measure seeking to change the 2016 Legislative Session’s start date from March to January. Originally, the bill would have affected all even-numbered year Sessions, but Rep. Jeanette Nuñez (R-Miami) says it later got watered down.

Huffington Post

Governor Rick Scott has about two weeks to act on more than a 100 bills delivered to his desk Thursday. They include a bill granting in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants as well as a bill legalizing a mild strain of marijuana for medical purposes—a couple controversial measures Scott has already said he’ll sign.

Charlotte's Web

Lawmaking Session Could Start Earlier In Election Years

Mar 3, 2014
WFSU / WFSU

A pair of Miami lawmakers want Florida’s legislative session to start earlier during election years.

In odd-numbered years, the session would still begin in March and run through early May. But in years where lawmakers have to stand for election, it would begin about six weeks earlier – officially the first Tuesday after the second Monday in January. Rep. Jeanette Nunez (R-Miami) is the bill’s House sponsor. She talked it up Monday, reminding lawmakers that in years past when the session started earlier to accommodate redistricting, the advanced schedule caused few problems.