Kayla Gallagher

Spring 2020 Intern

Kayla Gallagher is a Digital Media Production and Political Science student from West Palm Beach, Florida studying at Florida State University. She's written for a variety of online and print publications such as the FSView & Florida Flambeau. Aside from school and interning, Kayla works at FSU as a University Ambassador, giving tours to prospective students.

When she is not writing Kayla enjoys filmmaking, taking dance classes, and binge-watching crime shows.

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Kayla Gallagher / WFSU News

The South Monroe, or “SOMO” corridor has added another business: Lucky Goat Coffee. The shop's new, South Adams Street location represents a partnership between two coffee connoisseurs: Lucky Goat and Catalina Café.

Among the many public exemption bills that could come up in the Florida Legislature, some could have major implications on the First Amendment rights of Florida residents.

For Rep. Anthony Sabatini, (R- Clermont) house bill 615 is personal. “I actually went to teen court myself when I was sixteen for a fist fight and now I sit on the criminal justice committee. So I’m a very firm believer in rehabilitation,” Sabatini said.

Out of the 67 counties in Florida, there are almost 30 that have fewer than 75,000 people. The smallest is Liberty County, in the Panhandle. Florida’s rural counties aren’t home to any big cities, and they can get overlooked at the state Capitol. Now, they’re working to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Senator Tom Lee's plan to close the so-called "gun show loophole" and require background checks for private sales is already running into headwinds. Lee  was tasked by the Senate President Bill Galvano to come up with ways to combat gun violence in Florida. His answer comes in the form of  Senate Bill 7028. It was taken up Monday by the Senate's Infrastructure and Security Committee.