New Railroad, Old Problems in the Sunshine State

Many Floridians will remember learning about how Henry Flagler’s infamous Florida East Coast Railways company was an early driver of the state economy. As cities like Orlando, Tampa, Miami, and Ft. Lauderdale have continued to grow upward and outward, the…
Florida House Seeking Autism Training for Law Enforcement

HB39 was drafted as a response to an incident in North Miami last summer in which unarmed behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey was shot by North Miami Police while retrieving an unarmed autistic patient, Arnaldo Rios-Soto, who had strayed from the…
Florida Senator’s Education Backgrounds

Last week we came out with a piece detailing the educational backgrounds of Members of the Florida House of Representatives. This was to help answer the not-so-rare question of ‘Where on earth did you go to school?!’, when reading about…
3 Pieces of Florida Legislation You Aren’t Hearing About

Enough about Speaker Corcoran, President Negron, and their headline grabbing agendas, for now; with 120 House Members and 40 Senators, we’d be doing readers a disservice by not talking about some lesser-known legislation from other Representatives. From increasing the penalties…
The Florida House Members’ Educational Backgrounds

As the 2017 legislative session carries on colorfully in Tallahassee, dozens of articles come out about dozens of House Members each day. Amidst all the noise and commotion, and with 49 new members, it can be a little difficult to…
A Tale of Two Chambers

Just as Senate President Joe Negron seems hell-bent on buying 60,000 acres from US Sugar for restoration projects south of Lake Okeechobee, House Speaker Richard Corcoran seems determined to kill Enterprise Florida and severely limit Visit Florida. The two agencies…