Florida could end unanimous jury requirement for executions – The Associated Press – en Español

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida lawmakers proposed legislation making it easier to send convicts to death row by eliminating a unanimous jury requirement in capital punishment sentencing — a response to anger from victims’ families following a verdict sparing a school shooter from execution. The proposal comes after a divided 9-3 … Read more

Newsom snipes at DeSantis when unveiling new concealed carry law – SFGATE

While unveiling a bill that would modify California’s concealed carry laws on Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom took aim at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for a proposal that would allow individuals in Florida to carry a concealed firearm without a permit.  “It’s remarkable we’re living in this moment in time. It’s also remarkable as a point … Read more

The race politics of Ron DeSantis – The Washington Post

Comment on this story Comment Gift Article The College Board has now released the final version of its curriculum for an Advanced Placement African American Studies course that can be taught in American high schools. The final document extends over 200 pages, detailing week-by-week areas of instruction and opportunities for students to extend their research … Read more

DeSantis injects politics into $114B Florida budget proposal – The Seattle Times

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will have enough money and reserves to withstand a national economic downturn while still being able to provide tax breaks, Gov. Ron DeSantis said while releasing his proposed budget Wednesday. The proposal also included permanently getting rid of a sales tax on gas stoves that have become a political rallying … Read more