Florida advances bills on gender identity

Florida Republicans on Tuesday advanced a proposal to ban classroom lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity through the eighth grade, expanding the controversial Parental Rights in Education law which critics call “Don’t Say Gay” legislation.

'Tyre Sampson Act': Florida lawmakers discuss ride safety bill

Florida lawmakers are set to consider proposed legislation for ride safety after 14-year-old Tyre Sampson fell to his death from a ride at ICON Park in Orlando. Legislation filed by Senators Geraldine Thompson and Randolph Bracy with the help of Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried would require the state to sign off on rides before they open.

DeSantis visits Iowa as interest in likely Trump rival rises

Ahead of a widely expected presidential campaign, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis introduced himself to eager audiences of Iowa Republicans on Friday with a message that leaned into the antagonism toward the left that has made him a popular figure among conservatives.