Rep. Dane Eagle

MGN Online

A pair of bills to increase school bus safety passed their first House committee Tuesday. 

The Florida House preparing to begin its floor session.
The Florida Channel

It’s not a criminal violation to be in the U.S. illegally. That’s why undocumented immigrants are deported rather than jailed.

Florida Republican lawmakers are pushing punitive immigrant and refugee legislation once again this session. Similar proposals died last year. But the 2016 campaign season may be stimulating an appetite for change.

A home hit by a large tree during hurricane hermine
Regan McCarthy WFSU News

Floridians impacted by Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew could get a property tax break. A bill from Rep. Dane Eagle (R-Cape Coral) would allow those impacted by natural disasters to apply for a property tax reduction. Eagle says right now, people are hit with a double whammy.

Florida Capitol with dolphin statues jumping in front of tall new capitol tower.
Nick Evans / WFSU News

A Florida Republican lawmaker wants to create more incentives for people who get welfare to look for work. The legislation passed a House committee Thursday.

Leon County Sheriffs Office

Florida state Rep. Dane Eagle (R-Cape Coral) was arrested early Monday morning in Tallahassee on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The Associated Press reports Rep. Eagle was spotted driving erratically around 1 a.m. on East Tennessee Street.  According to the probable cause report, Eagle's vehicle left a Taco Bell, nearly struck a curb and ran a red light.
In a statement, Eagle refuted the account.