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A familiar name in Sarasota County wants to replace outgoing Congressman Tom Rooney. Greg Steube, a Sarasota Republican who has served eight years in the Florida Legislature, wants to move to Washington, D.C.

A bill aimed at teaching Florida students about the dangers of human trafficking passed its first Senate panel Monday.

A new legislative proposal could let drivers back in park in parking garages. 

A Florida State Senator wants to ask voters to impose term limits on members of county school boards.

Greg Steube, R-Sarasota has filed a bill for the 2018 legislative session, which starts in January.

A state lawmaker wants Florida schools to include the dangers of human trafficking in their health education curriculum. That's on top of other statewide efforts to help fight the modern day slavery practice.

Shootings in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando haven’t dampened one lawmaker’s support for less restrictive gun policy.

Dozens of state House and Senate seats are are up for grabs on Election Day. But only a handful are truly competitive. WUSF's Steve Newborn gets the inside track on two of those races in Sarasota County with longtime political reporter William "Windy" March.

Elections 2016: Florida Senate District 23 Candidate Greg Steube

Oct 26, 2016

 

Rep. Greg Steube was 22 years old when he interned with the U.S. House of Representatives, a role that inspired him to pursue a career in politics.

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One of the most hotly contested races is for the newly redrawn state Senate District 23 seat held by Nancy Detert. It's been shifted south to include Sarasota and parts of coastal Charlotte counties. The five Republicans vying for the seat during Tuesday's primary are seemingly trying to out-conservative each other.

Two very different alcohol measures came before their final committee Wednesday.  But even though they began to converge, only one passed its final stop.

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When State Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda went to college, she brought a gun with her. She didn't think she'd need it.

Medical marijuana supporters gathered at the Capitol Tuesday in a show of support for legalization. They’re championing a bill by Rep. Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) that he says would allow doctors to be the decision makers on who qualifies for medical marijuana and who doesn’t.

Lawmaker Files Bill to Allow Firearms on University Campuses

Dec 10, 2014

 A Florida lawmaker has filed a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on the campuses of state colleges and universities.

Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, said he already planned to sponsor the measure (HB 4005) before a shooting incident last month at Florida State University --- but that the attack, which left three people injured and the gunman dead, helps to make his point. The bill, filed Monday, would apply to people who are licensed to carry concealed weapons.