Nick Evans

Nick Evans is a masters student in communications at Florida State University.  Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years.  He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan.  When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.

State lawmakers will consider a raft of gun bills this session primarily aimed at expanding rights.  But one representative is focused on making it easier to get firearms out of abusive households.

Parents could soon be able to see how much the school district is spending on their child’s education.

Florida Governor Rick Scott is naming Carlos Beruff to chair Florida’s Constitutional Revision Commission.

The Everglades Foundation is touting the economic benefits of water storage south of Lake Okeechobee.

Florida’s Governor and House leaders are at each other’s throats over funding for Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida.  Murmurs are growing louder lawmakers will need a special session to agree on a budget.  Both sides are digging in, and the battle lines are becoming clear in a recent letter.

The Florida House appears ready to take its incentives fight with Governor Rick Scott into the legislative session.

Florida lawmakers seem likely to approve unanimous jury sentences for death penalty cases in the opening weeks of this year’s legislative session.  But some warn there could be another crisis around the corner.

Florida Governor Rick Scott is crisscrossing the state calling out lawmakers by name for voting to gut two state agencies.

Florida House lawmakers are tangling with the governor’s office over what qualifies as a tax increase.

House subcommittees charged with crafting portions of the state budget are trying to figure out how to make major cuts.

State lawmakers are advancing a measure giving women the opportunity to sue over physical or emotional injuries from an abortion.

Florida’s legislative session is less than a month away, but House and Senate members might have other concerns on their minds.  The Senate is demanding revisions in the House’s new appropriation rules. 

The Florida House is tightening the noose around two state agencies.  The idea faces high hurdles in the Senate and the governor’s mansion, but the fight sets the stage for big cuts as lawmakers develop spending plans.

Senate Criminal Justice Chairman Randolph Bracy (D-Ocoee) wants a more permanent death penalty fix.  But his committee has little interest in revisiting such a contentious issue.

Florida’s governor, House speaker and Senate president are circling one another looking for leverage on their own budget priorities.

Florida lawmakers want to add protections in state law for the lesbian gay bisexual and transgender community. 

Florida Governor Rick Scott is calling for tax cuts again despite this year’s hazy budget outlook.  The governor unveiled his budget proposal Tuesday.

Florida is on the cusp of joining nearly every other death penalty state in requiring a unanimous jury sentence.

One of the most contentious elements in Florida’s medical cannabis industry is who gets to grow and sell the drug.  Lawmakers approved a limited number of companies to ensure security, but now some see the state’s seven growers as a cartel.

Florida’s Cabinet is dealing with an embattled agency in flux.  Friday Department of Environmental Protection secretary Jon Steverson resigned—effective February third.  Now Governor Rick Scott is lining up a special cabinet meeting next week to fill the vacancy.

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