Florida legislators say ‘no’ to ‘corporate welfare’

Florida legislators say ‘no’ to corporate welfare| Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI) was recently forced to downsize, dramatically, after the Legislature rejected its bid for $250 million to attract companies to Florida, which some deemed “corporate welfare.”  Governor Rick Scott blamed the Legislature for EFI’s demise and ordered its board of directors to make $6 million…

Florida legislature passes civil asset forfeiture reforms

Both the Florida House and Senate voted unanimously for legislation that would implement several reforms in Florida’s civil asset forfeiture statutes. According to the Institute for Justice, “If police suspect that you’ve committed a crime, they can arrest you and put you on trial. At that trial, prosecutors must prove you’re guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. But if police…

Discharge of firearms on residential property in Florida is still legal, basically.

Numerous media outlets are reporting that Florida has banned “backyard gun ranges.” However, for the most part, it is still legal to discharge a firearm on residential property. Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a measure (SB 130) Wednesday, February 24, 2016, that “bans” backyard gun ranges in Florida – sort of, but not really. Actually…