Rep. Cynthia Stafford

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

Legislation making it easier for Floridians to get their guns back from law enforcement is heading to the House floor. The measure also stops law enforcement from taking a gun during a domestic violence call if there’s no arrest.

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Two bills offering a formal apology to former wards who say they were abused in a Panhandle reform school and creates memorials for those buried on the property passed their first House committee Thursday. After hearing some horrific stories, some Florida lawmakers issued apologies of their own.


A bill seeking to help protect the identity of murder witnesses who come forward has passed the Florida House.


Murder witnesses’ personal information would be exempt from Florida’s public records laws under a bill that passed its first House committee Wednesday.

A South Florida lawmaker wants to shield murder witnesses from Florida’s famously broad public records laws.