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Tensions are high as FL Senate judges Broward sheriff accused of incompetence in mass shootings

The Florida Senate convenes in special session today – under the cloud of a death threat against a hearing officer – to decide whether to reinstate Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, accused of incompetence...

FL lawmakers in Congress divided on impeachment; Sen. Rick Scott says it’s “too soon” to draw conclusions

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. House votes to impeach President Donald Trump, the action in Congress will move to the Senate, with a trial likely taking place between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.A two-thirds...

Gender equality and taxation: The situation becomes even more dire for Florida’s women

In Florida we often brag about being a low-tax state. This is grounded in the fact that Floridians do not pay a state income tax, inheritance tax, or estate tax; and many of our...

FL Senate reacts to death threat in suspended Broward sheriff case

The special master who recommended reinstatement of suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel has received a death threat, prompting security concerns about next week’s Florida Senate special session reviewing the recommendation.Special Master Dudley Goodlette...
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Democratic Party seeks any Gov. DeSantis communications with Ukraine scandal figures

The Florida Democratic Party has delivered a public records request to Gov. Ron DeSantis, seeking any communications between him or his office with Rudy Giuliani and other people involved in alleged campaign finance violations.A...
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Gov. DeSantis wants to boost state regulations to improve water quality

Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing for tighter regulation of water resources and agriculture runoff to improve water quality across Florida.He plans to ask lawmakers for help, by pursuing legislation during the 2020 legislative session.“I...
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Hemp hype? Some observers fear the state is setting up small farmers for failure

Hemp — the hip, new superstar of the agriculture world — is getting a lot of buzz within farming and political circles in Florida and nationally. But hemp harvests this fall aren’t matching the...

Florida’s lack of dental care hurts low-income and rural residents

More Floridians live in areas where there is a lack of dental care than any other state in the nation, according to a new federal report.As of Sept. 30, 5.46 million Floridians – about...

Environmentalists mostly welcome Florida’s plan to spend VW settlement money on cleaner buses

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced this week that it will use most of the $166 million it received in Volkswagen settlement money to replace diesel buses and shuttle vans with electric...

Dept. of Corrections proposal to reduce daily work shifts of officers has one problem – most of them oppose it

Update: Circuit Judge Charles Dodson in Tallahassee issued an order Wednesday siding with the corrections officers' union, finding no legal basis to overturn the arbitration decision that the shift change was subject to collective...

Donna Shalala’s office next stop for GOP-backed anti-impeachment rallies

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Joe Gruters hosted an anti-impeachment rally outside Orlando area Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy’s office on Thursday – part of a national GOP effort to put Democrats in competitive districts...
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How do I scam thee? Let me count the ways…

The voice on the telephone belonged to a young woman.“Gramma,’’ she began. “I need help. I was in a car that got stopped for having a broken tail light,’’ she began. “The driver had...

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