Rep. Ramon Alexander

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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.

Tallahassee Community College

The Florida Legislature has passed sweeping higher education changes. The measures would permanently increase funding to the Bright Futures Scholarship, eliminate free speech zones and address university performance-based funding.

Lawmakers Debate University Performance Funding

Feb 13, 2018
Florida A&M University's Lee Hall
famunews.com

An education bill is sparking debate about how universities receive performance funding and lawmakers are facing an important decision about the future of the program.

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.

Rep. Alexander and Sen. Montford (3rd and 4th from right) with local officials.
Nick Evans

Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty and Franklin Counties are teaming up to improve regional infrastructure.  The partnership connects the Gulf of Mexico to Interstate 10.

Sarah Mueller

As part of assembling Florida’s budget for the next year, legislators are pushing local pet projects. But there’s a new vetting process for House lawmakers this year intended to add more transparency.

Rep. Ramon Alexander (D-Tallahassee).
Ramon Alexander website

Big Bend lawmakers are asking for more than $100 million for local and regional projects. They include everything from university plans to area infrastructure projects.

Rep. Ramon Alexander (D-Tallahassee).
Ramon Alexander website

Tallahassee’s newest lawmaker is pushing a corporate income tax break for businesses that hire ex-felons.