Stay Informed - Subscribe To Our Newsletters

Florida Senate committee advances 'anti-riot' measure

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Legislation that would increase penalties against violent protestors is heading for a vote in the Florida Senate. It narrowly cleared a Florida Senate committee after hours of passionate debate, and is another step closer to reaching the desk of Gov. Ron DeSantis. The measure is dubbed the anti-riot bill, and DeSantis has made passage a key legislative priority. The Republican governor is pushing the bill to help deter protests from getting violent. But critics argue that it was squarely intended to quell the Black Lives Matter movement. The Senate is hearing the same bill already passed by the House. If it is approved by the Senate unchanged, it will head to the governor.

On-Air & Up next

  • The Captain's AMERICA - Third Watch
    Captain Matt Bruce is a conservative, independent American voice for freedom emanating from the Tampa Bay area. A veteran soldier and fire-fighter, the Captain approaches news and   >>
  • Hugh Hewitt
    6:00AM - 9:00AM
  • Mike Gallagher
    9:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Dennis Prager
    12:00PM - 2:00PM
  • The Charlie Kirk Show
    2:00PM - 3:00PM

See the Full Program Guide