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Sen. Joe Gruters (R-Sarasota) and Rep. Cord Byrd (R-Jacksonville Beach) have filed compromise bills that would require public employers - not private - to use E-Verify for potential hires.

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Florida lawmakers banned sanctuary cities for undocumented immigrants last year. Now, Governor Ron DeSantis wants all employers to use the federal E-Verify system to make sure their workers are legally eligible to work in the United States.

Previous efforts requiring private employers to use E-Verify have failed in Florida, and Republican lawmakers are trying again.

A man in a blue shirt stands in front a group of women showing them a shiny mental box shaped machine
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Last month Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill aimed at promoting workforce training for students and adults. Recently the Tallahassee Community College Manufacturing Center hosted a ladies’ night to ensure women know those opportunities are open for them too.

Capital Report: 09-13-2013

Sep 13, 2013

Florida’s Agency for Persons With Disabilities has won a lawsuit challenging its budgeting process. As Lynn Hatter reports, an administrative law judge this week upheld the legality of iBudget, and agency officials say it’s time to move on.

If you can’t afford a lawyer in Florida, as in the rest of the country, you get assigned one – often a public defender.  But when public defenders go up against state attorneys, is it a fair fight?  As Regan McCarthy reports, the amount of money spent by the state on each side of the ledger is anything but equal.