Mark Schlakman

The Florida House Chamber
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Florida gets a lot of federal funding for refugees, including people entering the state from Cuba and Haiti. But that money could go away if legislation passes pulling the state out of the federal refugee resettlement program.

Sarah Mueller

The Constitutional Revision Committee is taking public comments as it prepares to pitch changes to Florida’s Constitution. Members are hearing a lot from Floridians about access to abortion services and restoring voting rights to felons who have served their time.

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A bipartisan effort is underway to relax Florida eligibility requirements for a wrongfully incarcerated inmate with a prior record to be compensated. But, some say they’d like to see that effort go further.

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Florida reform advocates held a press conference in Tallahassee Wednesday calling for immigration law reform.

Florida Department of Corrections

A list of so-called “warrant-ready” death row inmates has been delivered to Florida Gov. Rick Scott as required by the state’s Timely Justice Act. Although the list comprises a third of all death row inmates, one capital punishment expert says they would have been eligible even without the new law. That brings the law’s efficacy into question.

Sascha Cordner

Former Senator Al Lawson will now be facing off against Republican incumbent U-S Congressman Steve Southerland. Lawson swept the Florida primary election with an overwhelming majority, making him the Democratic nominee in the U-S Representative District 2 Race.

Out of four candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Representative in District 2, Lawson got the most votes coming in at about 64-percent. The former state senator says he took the lead because voters just knew what kind of a man he is, especially since Lawson says he ran a clean race.

A Florida man who was exonerated of rape after spending 25 years in prison is behind bars once again….this time on charges of attempted murder. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, those who have gotten to know Alan Crotzer, who has become a champion for wrongly convicted prisoners and an advocate for ex-felons rights, say the allegations against the former inmate seem out of character.

Update 5:25 pm:

A Florida man who was awarded millions of dollars for being wrongfully jailed is now facing charges of attempted first degree murder. The Tallahassee Police Department arrested Alan Crotzer Monday night.

Crotzer was originally sentenced to 130 years in prison, but after serving 24 and a half years, he left prison a free man in 2006.