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Orlando Congressman Pushes to Stop Visa Fees for Traveling Artists, Touring Musicians

Orlando Congressman and Democratic colleagues want to stop a huge increase in visa fees for traveling artists, including touring musicians.

HeadCount Registers Fans to Vote at Okeechobee Music Festival

HeadCount registered fans to vote and taking action with Florida nonprofits at Okeechobee Music Festival this year.

Orlando Representative Files Cost-of-Living Adjustment Bill

Orlando Representative filed legislation on cost-of-living adjustment of benefits for certain retirees and beneficiaries of the Florida Retirement System.

Legislation Passes Expanding Access to Florida’s Wildlife Corridor

The Florida Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 106 to expand access to Florida’s iconic Wildlife Corridor.

Orlando Senator Wants Driver Licenses & ID Cards for Immigrants, Homeless

An Orlando State Senator filed legislation to provide driver's licenses and community identification cards for immigrants, homeless and others.

Application for Presidential Marijuana Pardon Certificates Now Available

President Biden's administration began the process of issuing marijuana pardon certificates to those with low-level, federal possession convictions.

State of the State Response from Florida Senate Democratic Leader

Florida Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book delivered a response speech to Republican Governor Ron DeSantis' State of the State address.

Governor Ron DeSantis Delivers State of the State Address

Governor Ron DeSantis delivered his State of the State address to the joint legislative session from the Florida House of Representatives.

Political Activist Launches Exploratory Process to Enter Orlando Mayor Race

Local political activist Randy Ross launched exploratory process to assess the feasibility of unseating Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

Republicans Say Legislation Safeguards Children from ‘Impacts of Radical Social Agendas’

Parental empowerment and child safety legislation protects children from controversial sex re-assignment treatments and lewd live performances.

Orlando State Senator Files Bills Relating to Homeowners Insurance

Following the December Special Session, Orlando State Senator filed two bills relating to homeowners insurance.

Legislation Filed to Promote Career and Technical Education in Florida

Legislation filed promotes career and technical education (CTE), with work-based learning linked to employment opportunities for Florida students.

League of Women Voters Addresses State of Education in Florida

The League of Women Voters of Orange County, Florida will discuss culture wars in Florida schools, curriculum controversies and more.

Bill Filed to Block Chinese Communist Party Investments in Florida’s Strategic Assets

Democrats filed bills which will block the purchase or acquisition of real property by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) close to military bases.

Florida Democrat Files Bill to Allow ‘Death With Dignity’

Bill filed to give Florida residents suffering from terminal illness with less than six months to live the right to choose "death with dignity."

Kissimmee Representative Introduces Legislation to Improve Guidance Services

Legislation will require guidance counselors to advise public middle and high school students of all educational opportunities available to them.

DeSantis Signed Bill Supporting Professional Development of Student Athletes

Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a bill revising Florida’s laws relating to Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) in Florida for student athletes.

Orlando State Senator & Rep Host Town Hall with Pine Hills Association

Orlando State Senator Geraldine Thompson and State Representative LaVon Bracy Davis are hosting a town hall event with the Pine Hills Association.

Florida Chamber Supports ‘Game-Changing’ Lawsuit Abuse Reform

The Florida Chamber of Commerce stands in support of Florida’s proposed "game-changing" legal reform package.

Civil & Voting Rights Groups Respond to Governor DeSantis’ Election Crimes Law

A coalition of non-partisan civil and voting rights groups responded to Governor Ron DeSantis recently signing a new election crimes bill into law.

Whistleblower Signed Sworn Statement Against Supervisor of Elections Cowles

Whistleblower signs sworn statement alleging election integrity concerns and potential felonies under Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles.

U.S. Representative from Orlando Calls Governor DeSantis ‘Fascist’

U.S. Representative Maxwell Alejandro Frost, a Democrat who represents Orlando, called Republican Govenor Ron DeSantis a "fascist."

Orlando Rep Introduces Legislation to Observe Holocaust Remembrance Day

Classroom instruction about the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, and their harmful impacts on humanity would be part of public educational instruction on this day.

Florida Bill Filed to Close Legal Loophole in Fight Against Human Trafficking

A Florida bill would close a legal loophole in the fight against human trafficking involving hotels and massage establishments.

Senator Stewart Files Bill To Require Notice of Flood Zones to Renters

Orlando State Senator Linda Stewart has filed a bill that requires current and future renters be notified if their unit is in a flood zone.

Recap of Recent Florida Legislative Special Session

The recent Florida special session passed bills on voter integrity, hurricane relief, special districts, reforming NIL, and illegal immigration.

Progressive Announces Florida Democratic Party Chair Bid

Dr. Carolina Ampudia, M.D., past president of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, is running as a candidate for Florida Democratic Party Chair.

Orlando Democrats Endorse in Florida Democratic Party Chair Race

Orlando area elected Democrats have rallied behind former State Senator Annette Taddeo and endorsed her for Chair of the Florida Democratic Party.

Legislation to Stop Government Shutdowns, Force Congress to Do Its Job

Florida Senator Rick Scott joined ten other Senators to take government shutdowns off the table and force Congress to finish funding the government.

Florida CFO Patronis Says Legislature Must Ban TikTok from K-12 Schools

Florida CFO supports requiring Florida school districts to prohibit and prevent students from accessing social media platforms like TikTok.