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As we head into the final week of Florida’s 2018 lawmaking session, our legislative roundtable series continues today with a series of conversations about hot-button issues, ranging from gun control to women’s reproductive rights to animal welfare.

Rachel Iacovone, WGCU

As we enter the eighth week of Florida’s annual legislative session, state and federal lawmakers are under pressure to address school shootings after the Valentine’s Day mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people.  Survivors of the shooting traveled to Tallahassee last week to speak directly with state lawmakers and to participate in a rally demanding safe schools and an end to gun violence.  Days later, Florida House and Senate leaders outlined a $400 to $500 million series of proposals aimed at addressing the problem.  

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As we enter the seventh week of Florida’s state-lawmaking session, our legislative roundtable series continues in a conversation with State Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, who represents Senate District 28 which covers portions of Collier, Hendry and Lee Counties.  We spoke with Sen. Passidomo the morning after last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County. 

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As South Florida reels from Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Broward County high school, State Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, is working to secure funding for Florida school districts to better identify and address mental health concerns in students early on. 

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Florida Agriculture Commissioner Republican Adam Putnam made a campaign stop in Fort Myers Tuesday in his bid to be the next governor of Florida. 

 

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