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March 22-30, 2018 Clips

Monday, April 2, 2018  

Mar. 30, 2018


CRC Office

Media Advisory: CRC Meeting Schedule Week of April 2-6

The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) noticed the following meeting schedule for the week of April 2-6, 2018…


Herald Tribune

Governor signs sweeping court data collection

Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Friday legislation requiring sweeping, new courthouse data collection, which supporters say will home in on rampant racial disparities in sentencing exposed by reporting in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune…



Back to the future: Florida reinstates resign-to-run law

Florida is reinstating a law that requires elected officials seeking federal office to resign from their current jobs…


Mar. 29, 2018


News 4 Jax

Talks could lead to a gambling special session

After failing to reach consensus on gambling issues during the regular legislative session that ended this month, House and Senate leaders are considering a special session to address a potential agreement with the Seminole Tribe of Florida…


Mar. 28, 2018


The Florida Bar News

Are you an e-filing portal pro?

You’re probably familiar with the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, the statewide access point for electronic submission of court records. It’s the industry pacesetter, giving Florida court system users a simple and secure digital solution while saving filers thousands of dollars in related expenses…


Mar. 26, 2018


The Florida Bar

Legislature Sets Court Budget

Supreme Court justices got a raise they weren’t looking for and funding was restored by $2 million for trial court personnel salaries, but almost $26 million sought for trial court technology was left unfulfilled and money for a new Second District Court of Appeal courthouse was not approved…


Mar. 25, 2018


NBC Miami

Gov. Scott Sets Timeline For School Security Upgrades

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has sent a letter the state's school superintendents and school board members, detailing his expectations for school security upgrades…


* Miami Herald

Statewide vote could put a new sheriff in town even if Miami-Dade doesn’t want it

Proposal 13, which moved forward in a state constitutional commission this week, would require counties to hold elections for five offices, including tax collectors, property appraisers, supervisors of elections and clerks of circuit court...

Mar. 23, 2018


Orlando Sentinel

As state considers Marsy's Law, Orlando crime victims' families express frustration

the state’s Constitutional Revision Commission advanced a proposal known as “Marsy’s Law” — a “bill of rights” for surviving families of crime victims that would give them greater constitutional protections…


Palm Beach Post

How a government agency is trying to stop residents demanding records

The public steward of South Florida’s water supply is taking extreme measures to keep secret the reasons behind a multimillion-dollar settlement while embroiling more than a dozen unwitting citizens in a battle over public records…


*Alachua County

County Clerk’s Office Now Offering Passport Services

Alachua County Clerk of Court J.K. “Jess” Irby has announced the Alachua County Clerk’s Office is now certified by the U.S. State Department as a Passport Acceptance Facility…


Mar. 22, 2018


Florida Politics

Packaging, wording key for ballot proposals

With 25 potential changes to the state Constitution before it, a committee Thursday began debating how to group and define the proposals that may be headed to the November general-election ballot…


City Lab

Florida Will Bring More Transparency to Its Justice System

The Sunshine State is about to shine a light on its own criminal-justice system: Florida will soon become the first state in the country to require all of its counties to release certain data pertaining to jails, policing, prisons, and courts…


Pensacola News Journal

Florida Constitution Revision Commission picks 25 proposals to advance to draft committee

Proposals to end greyhound racing, ban drilling in state waters and grant additional rights to crime victims are moving one step closer to becoming law…


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