Wild elephants are rapidly disappearing and chances that the Legislature will ban the sale of ivory this year are all but extinct. Senator Thad Altman, a Melbourne Republican, can’t get a House sponsor. But he vows to keep fighting.
Lawmakers moved a step closer Wednesday to dividing up more than $750 million to meet the conservation demands of Amendment 1. The House and Senate are on a collision course over affordable housing and its piece of the pie.
Florida is the state with the most people who were sentenced to death but later acquitted of their crimes. The state’s 24th overturned conviction came in December. Seth Penalvar was acquitted of murdering three people in Miramar after his third trial. He’d been in prison since 1994 while appealing the conviction.