Kids First Politics Second Seeks Donations for Parkland Parent Trip to Tallahassee to Help Make Schools Safer

PARKLAND, FL – Kids First Politics Second, a non-partisan advocacy group founded by a Parkland mom in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy, is raising funds to send Marjory Stoneman Douglas parents, teachers and other Parkland parents to Tallahassee this week to advocate for solutions to keep schools and students safe from gun […]

Rep. Matt Gaetz wants you to know who he is, and his plan is working

Everybody went to high school with Matt Gaetz, in some form. You know the type. Contrarian, but well-argued. Obnoxious, but not a bully. An okay baseball player, but a much better debater: loud, fast and fearsome. Not boastful of family money, but not stealth about it either. You pictured him becoming a litigator, flashing cuff […]

Sylvia (Johnnie) Merrell

Sylvia (Johnnie) Merrell Tallahassee – Sylvia (Johnnie) Merrell was born November 13, 1942 in Etowah, Tennessee. She was called to be with the Lord February 7, 2018. Johnnie graduated from Etowah High School Class of ’60. She worked as an administrative assistant and bookkeeper prior to starting her family. Being a wife and mother was […]

Florida’s annual budget battle kicks into gear in Tallahassee

Florida lawmakers began the annual tussle over spending at the Capitol Wednesday as House and Senate committees worked on competing budget proposals. The two chambers’ bottom lines are similar but their priorities differ. The Senate budget is $87.3 billion and the House’s is $87.2 billion. Both are more than $2 billion above current spending when […]