Senator Jeff Clemens

A Democratic lawmaker has re-filed a bill seeking to automatically register Florida voters, and some say strengthening the state’s motor voter law is a step in the right direction.

Currently, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles officials are supposed to ask eligible residents getting or renewing their driver’s license if they would like to register to vote. But, Florida League of Women Voters President Deirdre Macnab says that’s often not the case.

Fla. Bill Would Legalize, Regulate Medical Marijuana

Feb 28, 2013

A bill legalizing medical marijuana in Florida is up for consideration by the Legislature. The bill’s sponsors say it should create jobs, generate tax revenue and cut costs for law enforcement. But some drug policy experts continue opposing any legalization of smoked marijuana.