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Stories by Florida News Service

Garcon Point Bridge shift approved

May 12, 2023
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed a bill that would clear the way for moving Northwest Florida’s Garcon Point Bridge into the state turnpike system.

Catalytic converter theft bill heading to DeSantis

April 20, 2023
The House on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill aimed at curbing thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles. The House voted 105-2 to pass the bill (SB 306), which the Senate approved unanimously early this month.

FPL bills to dip slightly in May

April 4, 2023
The state Public Service Commission has approved a plan that will provide a break to Florida Power & Light customers because of lower-than-expected natural gas prices. The plan, which the commission unanimously supported without discussion, will reduce customers’ monthly bills starting in May — and partially offset increases that took effect in April.

DeSantis signs concealed weapons bill

April 3, 2023
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a measure that will allow Floridians to carry guns without concealed-weapons licenses. The Republican-controlled Senate gave final approval to the measure (HB 543) on Thursday, about a week after the House passed it.

Panel backs lowering age to buy guns

March 14, 2023
Tallahassee — With backing from Speaker Paul Renner, a House panel last week approved a bill that would lower the minimum age to buy rifles and other long guns in Florida from 21 to 18. The bill (HB 1543) would reverse part of a 2018 law that set the minimum age at 21 after a gunman killed 17 students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Nikolas Cruz, then 19, used a semi-automatic rifle to carry out the attack.

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