Rep. Dennis Baxley

Rep. Kionne McGhee in 2015.
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The Florida House passed a measure calling for the state to create a slavery memorial. Bill sponsor Democratic Rep. Kionne McGhee said he’s hopeful Senate will agree to hear it on the floor.


On Tuesday, lawmakers take up the Florida Legislature's first pro-gun bill since the terrorists attack in Paris. Republican Representative Dennis Baxley’s bill makes it easier for a potential crime victim to invoke a so-called “stand your ground,” defense.

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After delivering a heart-wrenching speech on the House floor, Republican Dennis Baxley quietly changed his vote for a gay adoption bill. The staunch conservative from Ocala says prayer led him to a change of heart.