Rep. Larry Metz

Rep. Larry Metz (R-Yalaha)
Florida Channel

Legislation banning so called sanctuary policies has passed the Florida House. But it’s unclear whether the Senate will advance the bill in the final week of session.

Florida Sheriffs Association

While a raft of immigration legislation is moving through the Florida House, similar proposals in the Senate appear to be on the back burner.

Florida Memory /

Legislation banning sanctuary city policies is moving through Florida House committees. The proposal requires cities fully cooperate with federal immigration officers or face penalties.

Florida League of Cities

The Florida House is moving closer to keeping Speaker Richard Corcoran’s promise to crack down on public corruption – at least at the local level.

A high-stakes battle between the Legislature and the Florida Bar over standards for expert witnesses now rests with the Florida Supreme Court.

Government reformers are encouraged after a House panel Tuesday approved an anti-corruption measure. The bill by Republican Representative Larry Metz of Yalahaw tightens a handful of ethics regulations.