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…

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…

Florida bills encourage civil citations instead of criminal charges for some misdemeanors

Two bills meant to encourage local communities and educational institutions to implement civil citation programs for certain misdemeanor offenses (instead of criminal charges) are making their way through the legislature. This analysis (read here) discusses the intent, potential benefits, and financial impact of the legislation. CS/SB618 is sponsored by Senator Greg Evers, and a similar…