Alan Williams

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    November 7, 2013

    House Subcommittee to Debate Stand Your Ground Today

    Florida's convoluted gun laws are up for debate today, although not really. It kind of just felt nice to say that for a second. It's true that the criminal justice subcommittee of the Florida House of Representatives will hold a 5-hour hearing about Stand Your Ground, among other things. However, th ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    "Stand Your Ground" Repeal Bill Filed in Tallahassee, but Support Looks Thin

    After a monthlong sit-in, threats of a national musician boycott, and impassioned pleas from the family of slain Miami teen Trayvon Martin, a legislator has taken the first step toward repealing Florida's Stand Your Ground law. Rep. Alan Williams, a Tallahassee Democrat, has filed HB 4003, which wou ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013
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    January 11, 2013

    Bill Filed That Would Repeal "Stand Your Ground"

    While one Democrat in Tallahassee has already filed a bill that would significantly alter Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law, another one of his colleagues has now put forward a bill that would repeal the law completely.

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    March 8, 2012

    Jay-Z Lyrics Come Up for Debate in Florida Legislature

    ‚ÄčOne would think that Democrats would have the advantage when it comes to correctly quoting Jay-Z lyrics. Apparently that's not the case up in Tallahassee. Dean Cannon, the Republican Speaker of the House, corrected Democratic Rep. Alan B. Williams for misquoting a Jay-Z song today on the House fl ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Manicato at Transit Lounge Tonight

    ‚ÄčIf you're thinking this means Transit Lounge's little eats spot next door is now serving pasta, you're wrong. Or you could be right. Frankly, I've never really looked at the menu. It's my understanding the offer late-night pizza and chicken fingers to soak the booze in your belly, but that's not ... More >>