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A power grab or good government? DeSantis suspends Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections; puts in attorney with GOP ties

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher on Friday, and replaced the elected Democrat with an attorney with Republican Party ties.DeSantis announced that West Palm Beach attorney Wendy...
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FL Gov. DeSantis is for smokable pot for sick people; pushes Legislature to quickly fix the medical marijuana law

Saying "We need to have the people’s will represented," Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday pushed the Florida Legislature to quickly fix the state's medical marijuana law to allow smokable pot for sick people.He also...
Voting

Messing with Amendment 4 — automatic voting rights for felons — is a “political minefield”

On Tuesday, January 8, we registered 105 Florida felons who had served their sentences to vote at the Leon County Supervisor of Elections office in Tallahassee.It was a day when these felons became returning...
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FL lawmakers in D.C. pressuring Justice Department to investigate U.S. Labor Secretary

Weeks after an explosive news report revealed U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta arranged a lenient plea deal for a Palm Beach County millionaire accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls, a Florida lawmaker...
Actor Kelsey Grammer cut an ad in Florida for Marsy's Law

Confusion reigns over Marsy’s Law: Critics and supporters agree it’s going to need more clarity

Killearn Estates residents in the northeast part of Tallahassee were concerned and confused about a news blackout regarding a death that closed down traffic in their neighborhood for several hours this past Saturday morning.What...
Florida Supreme Court

The influence of the Federalist Society stretches from the FL Supreme Court to everyday Floridians. But what is it?

As new Gov. Ron DeSantis began reshaping the Florida Supreme Court last week, many Floridians may have missed that his first court appointee, Barbara Lagoa, is a member of the Federalist Society.The brief reference...
rick scott

Thanks but no thanks, Rick Scott

On the same night Donald Trump got on national television to spew a pack of nonsense about the border “crisis,” Florida’s ultimate bottom-feeder, Rick Scott, threw a self-congratulatory “Sunshine Ball.”In Washington, D.C. In the...

Righting a Florida wrong: Groveland Four pardoned after nearly 70 years

In a travesty of justice that has marred Florida’s history, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s clemency board gave pardons Friday to the “Groveland Four” –black men wrongly accused of raping a 17-year-old white...

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor’s moment

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor has represented Tampa in the House of Representatives for the past dozen years, but her national profile has suddenly gone up. That’s because she’s the chair of a new key...
algae bloom

DeSantis issues broad directive on water pollution, but something big is missing

UPDATED to include South Florida Water Management District board resignationsGov. Ron DeSantis got headlines and photo opportunities Thursday for a major executive order he issued on the environment, but it’s missing a key component:...
Members of Equality Florida and legislative Democrats at the state Capitol

Gov. Ron DeSantis disappoints the LGBTQ community

Relations between the LGBTQ community and the Rick Scott administration were rocky, to say the least, over the past eight years. Will it be any different in the Ron DeSantis era?The question really didn’t...

Gov. Ron DeSantis takes the reins

Gov. Ron DeSantis distinguished himself from his predecessor Rick Scott by emphasizing a clean environment in his Tuesday inaugural speech, but the two biggest audience cheers he earned were about traditional conservative hot button...

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