NRA may be losing sway in the 'Gunshine State'
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Marion Hammer, the powerful NRA lobbyist, wasn’t happy to be standing in front of a group of state senators who were considering expanding background checks for gun sales.“This bil...
Will Bunch: Can America ever choose justice over vengeance?
It might just be America’s greatest moral panic since the Salem Witch Trials of the 1690s. On Jan. 1, a law passed last year by lawmakers in New York state that aimed to end one of the most pernicious...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
South Carolina agrees to change voter registration requirements on Social Security numbers
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Democratic officials celebrated a victory after South Carolina election officials agreed to change voter registration requirements that currently demand all voters to submit their ful...
The State (Columbia, S.C.)
Democrats blast Trump restrictions on Puerto Rico disaster funds
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s decision to impose conditions on $16 billion in disaster relief money for Puerto Rico’s cash-strapped government drew harsh criticism from congressional Democra...
Florida Supreme Court upholds 'fines and fees' restriction for ex-felon voting rights
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Supreme Court confirmed the status quo for ex-felons in Florida, ruling Thursday they must pay all fines, fees and restitution before their right to vote is restored under ...
Editorial: Matt Gaetz did what? But it was the right thing to do
Pigs didn’t fly last week — at least not that anyone knows — but Matt Gaetz really did stand up to President Trump. He voted for the House resolution against going to war with Iran unless Congress app...
Requiring parental consent for minors' abortions is on fast track in Legislature
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — One day after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis expressed his support in his annual State of the State address, a bill requiring minors to get parental consent for abortions is off to its ...
Michigan state senator to female reporter: High school boys could 'have a lot of fun' with you
LANSING, Mich. — A state senator is under fire Wednesday after telling a female reporter she should stick around at the Capitol because a group of high school students from an all boys school, touring...
Detroit Free Press
Body cameras may not be the easy answer everyone was looking for
WASHINGTON — When a Maine state senator introduced a bill last year to require all police officers to wear body cameras, she expected some discussion.But the response that Democratic state Sen. Susan ...
House Democrats mulling legal action to push Trump to release Puerto Rico aid
WASHINGTON — House Democrats are considering legal action to force President Donald Trump to release long-delayed aid for the nature-ravaged residents of Puerto Rico, Democratic leaders announced Tues...
New York Daily News