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Organizations urge FL A.G. Moody to withdraw from U.S. Supreme Court challenge to Affordable Care Act

Some 200 organizations and individuals have signed a letter urging Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody to withdraw from a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act that the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear...

Homestead and veterans Amendments on smooth road toward approval

Proposed Constitutional Amendments 5 and 6, tweaking property-tax laws, wouldn’t cost much and they wouldn’t change much, according to state analysts, but they have appeal and likely will pass with no trouble.Voters have already...

A.G. Moody takes hand in settlement agreement in antitrust action against solid-waste giants

A settlement agreement in an antitrust action involving the $4.6 billion merger between two giant garbage collection and recycling corporations requires the companies to spin off operations in six Florida counties, state Attorney General...

Trump in final debate slams pandemic aid as a ‘big bailout’ for blue cities and states

WASHINGTON — Asked during Thursday’s final presidential debate about why another round of economic relief hasn’t been approved to aid unemployed Americans and struggling local governments, President Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden,...

Biden in final debate vows an immigration overhaul in his first 100 days as president

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday night distanced himself from the Obama administration’s handling of undocumented people that led to the highest rate of deportations of any presidency and said he...

Dissed by the ‘Kay-Dee Ladies,’ Amy Coney Barrett nevertheless seems headed for the U.S. Supreme Court

Move over, Miss Ann; back off, Becky; Karen take a hike: Barring a convenient asteroid strike on South Bend, Amy Coney Barrett is about to become a member of the nation’s highest court.And if...

Gov. DeSantis will allow additional family members, including kids, to visit relatives in nursing homes

Gov. Ron DeSantis further relaxed rules governing visits to relatives in nursing homes on Thursday and envisioned family gatherings on Thanksgiving notwithstanding COVID-19.The governor had eased his hard ban on family visits last month...

Gov. DeSantis says state is on the lookout for overseas meddling in FL’s elections; singles out Iran

Gov. Ron DeSantis insisted Thursday that Florida’s elections system is secure against cyber hacking, notwithstanding a raft of emails threatening voters — attributed by federal officials to Iran — in this and other states...

Gaetz: Luxury Trump Hotel’s below-market room charges were clerical error. ‘I don’t believe I stayed there’

WASHINGTON — When U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz’ latest Federal Election Commission filings came in, it seemed like he had a big problem on his hands: His campaign had paid in the range of $250...

Barrett nomination advances to the U.S. Senate floor with a GOP-only vote

WASHINGTON — Republicans on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as Democrats boycotted the hearing in a show of protest.The 12...

EPA keeps public in dark about building roads from phosphate’s radioactive waste – so we can better see the eerie glow?

Florida’s highways have frequently been built on a foundation of chicanery and political foolishness.We’ve got toll roads that were built using fudged financial figures (Looking at you, Polk Parkway and Suncoast Parkway). We’ve got...

Florida’s COVID-19 death toll may be skewed; FL Surgeon General to conduct a fatality review

Back in March, the Florida Phoenix wrote about an unusual situation related to COVID-19 deaths: The Florida Department of Health was taking a long time to "count" a death.In some cases, deaths had not...

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