Juice🍊—1.9.2024—2024 Florida Legislative Session Kicks Off— Florida Lawmakers Continue Efforts to Protect Children—More...

Juice🍊—1.9.2024—2024 Florida Legislative Session Kicks Off— Florida Lawmakers Continue Efforts to Protect Children—More...

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
January 9, 2024

Florida Lawmakers Pick Up Where They Left off

The 2024 Florida Legislative session is finally here and the Republican-led governing body is not missing a step, filing hundreds of pieces of legislation, including bills that continue protecting children.

Once again, lawmakers are targeting the Big Bad Wolf of society—Social Media companies.

The push to protect children from online predation is an initiative that enjoys huge bipartisan support both at the state and federal levels... READ MORE

Opening Day

Both Chambers of the Florida Legislature will convene first thing on Tuesday and then State Senators will join their House colleagues to receive Governor Ron DeSantis at 11 am, when he will deliver his State of the State address.

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Jay Collins-Proud to stand with @WiltonSimpson & Rep. Alvarez to cut taxes for our hard working farmers.

It’s crucial that we stabilize, revitalize and grow agriculture to ensure Florida’s footprint on the world stage.

Shevrin “Shev” Jones-24 hours before the legislative session begins, and I can't start it without showing off the amazing team that makes District 34 move the way it does - THE CREW!

Kat Cammack-In a closed-door meeting with DHS Sec. Mayorkas and members of Congress, Sec. Mayorkas told us if we impeached him, we wouldn’t like “who comes next.” His intent in turning every town in America into a border town is purposeful and it’s time to send him packing.


Push for Online Protections for Minors by Florida Conservatives—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

New Antisemitism Bill Divides Democrats in the Florida House—By The Floridian's Liv Caputo—A new bill expanding the definition of antisemitism in Florida statute faced backlash Monday morning. Starting off the Legislative Session...

Evan Power Voted New Chairman of Florida GOP—By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The Republican Party of Florida has elected Evan Power to lead the state GOP after former Chairman Christian Ziegler...

Gaetz Urges Congressional Hearing After DoD Failed to Announce Defense Secretary's Hospitalization—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has urged the House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mike Rodgers (R-AL)...

Over 1.5 Thousand Bills Filed Prior to Start of Florida Legislative Session—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Believes the Time is Now for Florida Democrats—By The Floridian's Jim McCool—In this upcoming 2024 election cycle, former U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (R-FL) is challenging US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) for his Senate seat.

Biden Campaign Says Election is About ‘Freedom and Democracy’—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina—President Donald Trump’s (R) legal concerns worry both Republicans and Democrats as election season unfolds. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R)...

U.S. Supreme Court Will Review Barring Trump From Election—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina

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DeSantis Voted for Obama-era DACA Amnesty in 2018, Slams Trump for Also Supporting the Immigration Measure—By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres —As the border crisis continues, Gov. Ron DeSantis continues his no-holds-bar presidential campaign against former President Donald Trump...

Mast Shares Personal Message After Visit with Amputees in Israel—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich —Representative Brian Mast (R-FL) shared a picture of himself with an Israeli amputee after visiting Israel following the Oct. 7 Hamas attack that left approximately 1,000 Israelis dead...

DeSantis Vows to Cut All Humanitarian Aid to 'Terror-Supporting' Palestinians—By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres —While former President Donald Trump and Governor Ron DeSantis continue trading barbs in the contentious 2024 Republican presidential primary race...

Lauren Book, Pro-Choice Coalition Celebrate Abortion Returning to Ballot in 2024 Election—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich —State Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book (D-FL) has announced that the legality of abortion will be on the ballot in the 2024 election...

Hunter Biden Held in Contempt of Congress, Donalds Confirms—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich —The House Oversight Committee has announced they will be holding President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress. Representative Byron Donalds...

Scott Demands Transparency as SHEIN Seeks US Stock Entry—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich —You may have seen those annoying Youtbe ads for SHEIN, a Chinese fashion retailer. At the end of November, the company filed for a US Initial Public Offering (IPO...

New Florida Bill Cracks Down on Youth Gun Crimes—By The Floridian's Jim McCool —New legislation has been filed to increase accountability for juveniles in the criminal justice system. HB 1181 and SB 1274 propose harsher restrictions that ensure youth comply with the terms and conditions of court-ordered sanctions for gun offenses.

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AG Moody Comes to FSU's Aid in Legal Battle Against Atlantic Coast Conference—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R-FL) has sent a public records request to the Atlantic Coast Conference (Florida State University plays in) as the school engages in a legal battle with the collegiate league.

DeSantis Calls out 'Phony' Haley—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) continues to unload on Ambassador Nikki Haley (R). During a joint interview with the Des Moines Register and NBC News...

Mills Not Confident in Biden's Warning to Houthis Raiding in Red Sea—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—For several months, Houthi rebels from Yemen have been attacking international shipping in the Red Sea. A coalition of the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries...

Shevrin Jones Accuses FL GOP of 'Trolling' Kamala Harris with Slavery Bill—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Republicans in both chambers of the Florida Legislature introduced the Kamala Harris Truth in Slavery Teaching Act, bringing some controversy alongside it. State Senator Shevrin Jones...

Data Finds Palm Bay-Melbourne Fastest Growing Region in Florida—By The Floridian's Jim McCool

Cammack Does Not Hold Back: 'Secure the Damn Border'—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

DeSantis Advertisement Dubs Haley ‘the new John Kerry’—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has released a new advertisement, dubbing Ambassador Nikki Haley (R)“the new John Kerry...

Eskamani Questions January 6th GOP Celebration—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The beginning of 2024 comes with a lot of political baggage. The Iowa caucus is looming closer, and Americans have officially entered the election year. Before that however comes January 6th. Florida Rep. Anna V. Eskamani (D) is now calling an alleged celebration of January 6th a “joke,” questioning why Republicans would celebrate such a thing.

Florida Man Arrested Over Threats to Eric Swalwell—By The Floridian's Jim McCool

Rubio and Buchanan's Rachael Booth Act Signed into Law—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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