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Could moderate Republicans merge with mom activists to come up with modest gun regulations in 2020?

In Florida’s Capitol, Kate Kile from the Tallahassee chapter of the gun-control group Moms Demand Action, sat outside a committee room with a three-ring binder in her arms.The notebook was filled with 870 personal...

Lawmakers begin their trek toward the 2020 session, talking budget, guns, hurricanes and more

They’re back.Florida lawmakers begin preparing for the 2020 legislative session on Monday, holding their first set of committee hearings this week. They'll continue a series of meetings over the next four months, in preparation...
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From celebration to criticism: How college rankings really work and can schools game the system?

From clapping and cheering to publishing praises from politicians, Florida got a lot of publicity this week about some big boosts in the popular college rankings published by U.S. News & World Report.But beyond...
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U.S. House Democrats advance impeachment investigation

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Democrats edged closer Thursday to launching formal impeachment proceedings against President Trump.The House Judiciary Committee voted, 24-17, along party lines, to adopt a resolution laying out procedures for an impeachment...

Lawyers: Lowell Corrections officials must be banned from visiting severely beaten inmate in the hospital.

Lowell Correctional Institution officials have had unfettered access to beaten inmate Cheryl Weimar -- who is bedridden in a hospital room in Ocala – a practice her attorney considered “troublesome” and a matter of...
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U.S. House votes to ban drilling off FL Gulf Coast; “Leave my beloved Florida alone,” one lawmaker says

WASHINGTON -- All but one Florida lawmaker in the U.S. House voted on Wednesday to block oil and gas leasing off of Florida’s Gulf Coast. The House voted 248-180 to pass  H.R. 205, a proposal...

Women with low incomes suffer with no abortion coverage

Over the past several months, we’ve witnessed anti-abortion politicians in states surrounding Florida and across the country enact a slew of anti-abortion laws aimed at limiting access to abortion for those who need it...

FL Gov. DeSantis pushing for a ‘robust program’ to reduce HIV and AIDS

Following a report that his predecessor’s administration turned down $70 million in federal money to fight HIV and AIDS, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that he has already met with federal officials to boost...

Gov. DeSantis leads Florida’s observance of 9/11 anniversary

U.S. and Florida state flags are flying at half-staff at state and local government buildings and facilities under an executive order Gov. Ron DeSantis signed in observance of what Congress has designated as “Patriot...
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FL lawmakers in Congress split on gun control votes

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House Judiciary Committee committee advanced three gun safety bills on Tuesday, despite unified Republican opposition. The committee voted along partisan lines to approve “red flag” legislation that seeks to limit access...

Gov. DeSantis set to shape a crucial appeals court in Florida with conservative judges

The nine candidates for two seats on Florida’s second-most important court include seven white males, two white females, six members of the Federalist Society, five graduates of the University of Florida Levin College of...
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Florida’s pot business is a mess

Last month, there was some skepticism when the California behemoth marijuana firm MedMen announced it would use its considerable financial resources to try to get a Florida constitutional amendment to legalize recreational weed on...

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