Florida aims to stop motorists from texting while driving

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign into law a measure that would allow tickets to be issued to motorists for texting while driving — as a primary offense. The current law considers texting while driving a secondary offense — meaning motorists can only be cited for the offense, if they are initially pulled over for another violation. The Florida House passed a bill on April 29 … [Read more...]

Danny Burgess bids farewell to House District 38

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ selection of Danny Burgess to serve as the state’s executive director of Florida's Department of Veterans Affairs has been confirmed, and Burgess has issued a letter of farewell to his constituents in House District 38. The letter recounts Burgess’ love for Pasco County, the wonderful memories he has and his love for serving the community. “I could not imagine a better … [Read more...]

Local lawmakers want to overhaul Public Service Commission

The Public Service Commission could be looking at a major overhaul, thanks to the efforts of two local lawmakers. State Sen. John Legg and state Rep. Chris Sprowls say they have introduced legislation that will make PSC commissioners "more reflective of the people they are supposed to serve." "The Public Service Commission should service the public good," said Sprowls, a Republican out of … [Read more...]