Ramon Alexander

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's twitter

Thanks to a $1.1 million grant, black owned businesses across the state can now apply for a loan through a program administered by the Florida A&M University Federal Credit Union. It’s part of a partnership with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

MGN Online

The Florida House has passed a bill making it easier for law enforcement to return firearms to certain gun owners without a court order.

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A gun bill that’s had some problems in the Florida Senate this legislative session has passed its first House committee.

A Florida House panel has approved a plan that would send money to the city of Gretna for its water booster station. Representative Ramon Alexander says the funds will support the growth of the community.

The Florida House preparing to begin its floor session.
The Florida Channel

It’s not a criminal violation to be in the U.S. illegally. That’s why undocumented immigrants are deported rather than jailed.

Tom Flanigan

Not all political events raise money for the candidates. During a few candidate events over the weekend, it was the politicians giving back to the community.

In politics, money counts for a lot. And fundraising numbers are usually a signal of how much support a candidate has. The Leon-Gadsden races for House Districts eight and nine, are wide open this year. Both incumbents, state Representatives Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda and Alan Williams, are term limited.

Two Candidates File To Run For Rep. Alan Williams' Seat

Oct 4, 2013
Alan Williams
Florida House of Representatives

With more than a year until the 2014 election, Rep. Alan Williams (D-Tallahassee) says he’s floating the idea of leaving the statehouse and returning to City Hall, where he was once Mayor John Marks’s chief of staff. Even though Williams is wavering, two Democrats have filed to run for his House seat.

Williams has at least one year left as House Democratic Whip and chair of the Legislative Black Caucus.