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LWV Of Bay County

Community Leaders

Cecile Scoon, Co-President
Shelley Clark, Co-President
Kara Wootson, Vice President
Wendy Bryan, Vice President
Wendy Bryan, Membership Chair

League ID

FL037

Phone

(850) 319-6422

Stories from Around the State

WASHINGTON — Today, the US Supreme Court ruled 6 – 3 in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen that New York’s 100-year-old law restricting certain individuals from carrying concealed weapons in public places is unconstitutional, effectively weakening gun safety laws around the country.  

The League of Women Voters and Planned Parenthood rallied in response to an unprecedented leak indicating the supreme court is prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade.

 

 

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis asked the Legislature to create an office within the executive branch that would have the power to investigate and enforce election related crimes.

In an exceedingly rare federal ruling striking down restrictions on voting that the GOP-dominated Florida Legislature approved last year, the state has effectively been placed on probation.

Senate Bill 90 passed in the Florida Senate and was signed by Governor DeSantis last May. Its provisions amend the state election laws to, according to the Florida Senate’s website, “improve election security, transparency, and administration.” Here’s what you should know about the bill before the state elections this fall.