Desantis Weighs in on School Safety; Tax 'Holiday' Pitched
AFTERNOON BRIEFS: DESANTIS WEIGHS IN ON SCHOOL SAFETY; TAX 'HOLIDAY' PITCHED
January 29, 2019NSF Staff
DESANTIS WEIGHS IN ON SCHOOL SAFETY AFTER REPORT

With a state commission saying classroom teachers should be allowed to be armed “guardians,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday backed the possibility of more school employees being able to carry guns --- while also calling for other steps to avoid mass shootings. DeSantis told reporters that his upcoming budget proposal will include money for school security and supported allowing trained school employees to be armed...

BACK-TO-SCHOOL TAX ‘HOLIDAY’ PITCHED IN SENATE

Floridians in August would get a 10-day sales tax “holiday” for back-to-school shopping, under a bill proposed Tuesday in the Senate. The measure (SB 576), filed by Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville, would allow shoppers to avoid paying sales taxes during the period on clothes costing $100 or less, school supplies costing $15 or less and personal computers and accessories costing $1,000 or less...

LIGHTS AT CAPITOL TO HONOR PARKLAND VICTIMS

The Florida Capitol will be bathed in orange light the week of Feb. 10 to honor the 17 students and faculty members who were massacred last February at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The display was approved Tuesday by Gov. Ron DeSantis and members of the Florida Cabinet at the request of Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried...