Florida's recap – Highlights from around the state – October 21st
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- President Trump dropped the plan to bring the G7 to Trump National in Doral amid pressure from Democrats. He’s suggested the possibility of hosting it at Camp David instead.
- A federal judge issued a partial ruling pertaining to felon voting rights stating that financial restitution of felons is required if a former felon has the financial ability to pay but chooses not to, however a felon who lacks the ability to pay would be allowed to register to vote. The ruling also only pertained to 17 plaintiffs who brought the case. The case will be heard before Florida’s Supreme Court.
- The state Senate begins a special session today to consider the fate of former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. It was widely believed the Senate would uphold the ouster of Israel by Governor DeSantis prior to the Special Master’s recommendation that he be restored to the post.
- Nestor spawned at least three tornadoes in Florida according to the National Weather Service. Damage from tornadoes was reported in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Polk counties.