On March 25 Florida's State Senate approved legislation in a 30-10 vote to require online retailers who do not have a physical presence in Florida to collect sales taxes and remit them to the state of Florida. Revenue derived from collecting the sales taxes would be used to boost the State's unemployment compensation system.
Victims who report sexual violence crimes would be able to keep their names from being disclosed publicly under twin bills filed in the Florida Senate and House of Representatives earlier this month.
By Pat Raia
A measure that would make the school superintendent position in Hernando County an elected one has unanimously cleared its first hurdle in the Florida House of Representatives.
Teachers who demonstrate excellence in civics education would be eligible for a cash bonus under a plan unveiled by Gov. Ron DeSantis last week. Civics is the study of the rights and duties of citizenship.
“We're all expected to exercise the duties of citizenship,” DeSantis said. “And that of course means voting, but it also means being involved in your community, participating in the political process in some way or another.”
Sworn law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) would get a one-time $1,000 for working during the COVID-19 pandemic under a plan proposed by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Revenue for the bonuses would be derived from federal funds awarded to Florida under the COVID-19 Relief Bill.
Tallahassee, Fla. – Provided below is the State of the State address delivered by Gov. DeSantis on March 2, 2021, to a joint session of Florida’s legislature.
Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, members of the House and Senate and fellow citizens:
I see, in many parts of our country, a sad state of affairs: schools closed, businesses shuttered and lives destroyed.
This calamitous reality is just the beginning of what will likely be long-term damage to children, families and society.
Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.