Today’s Top Florida Politics and News –

NYTimes: Here Is Why Florida Has So Much Trouble Passing Gun Laws

Herald: Rubio’s record on guns: one bill, no cosponsors — and a higher NRA rating

DBNJ: GOP’s District 6 congressional field tilts for title of Trumpiest

Bloomberg: Trump’s Florida Fundraiser Flourishes as New Washington Lobbyist

Sun-Sentinel: Schools could have done more for shooter Nikolas Cruz, experts say

CBS News: Changing gun laws “not achievable,” Parkland victim’s father says

Democrat: Crime continues to loom large over Tallahassee

Post: Silencing Brightline: One-fourth of crossings to get no improvements

AP: Algae again threatening Florida’s Indian River Lagoon

Sentinel: SpaceX ready to try again with Spanish satellite launch

AP: Legislature trying to wrap up work in final week

Democrat: Tension reigns in strangest session in years

Florida Watchdog: Florida school safety bill survives slew of amendments with gun restrictions, ‘marshal plan’ intact

Herald: ‘Only thoughts and prayers’ will stop evil behind shootings, Florida senator says

Politico: ‘Everyone sees the difference’: Race, sexual orientation and Florida’s responses to Parkland and Pulse

Herald: ‘Vote them out’ sounds like an option for disaffected voters. But it rarely happens.

Bradenton Herald($): In NRA rally outside Florida Capitol, gun owners remind lawmakers they, too, can vote them out

Democrat: ‘Changes are coming’ to local school safety efforts

NSF: Lawmakers reject money for clemency backlog

Herald Tribune: Push for independence may be over at USF Sarasota-Manatee