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Hillsborough State Attorney says current “stand your ground” law “emboldens violent criminals”

TAMPA - The Florida Supreme Court is poised to hear arguments next month on whether changes lawmakers made to the state’s controversial “stand your...

Florida’s top financial regulator warns about “duffle bags of cash”

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis wants Donald Trump to do something about duffle bags stuffed with millions in cash. The bags, he says,...

Maybe this year the Legislature will stop swiping the money earmarked for Florida’s affordable...

Scrambling to pay rent or find affordable housing is a daily reality for many of Florida’s poorest residents.According to 2017 data from the University...

Really, Matt Gaetz? Congressman gets aggressive with dad who lost son to Fla. mass...

Pro-gun Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz of Northwest Florida created an uproar this week in a Washington hearing about gun control, pointing his finger aggressively...

Saying families are the first to spot troubling behavior, Democratic lawmakers propose changes to...

As part of a package of gun control legislation passed last year after the mass shooting  at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, state lawmakers...

Miami Herald: Feds to investigate Trump Labor Secretary Acosta’s role in 2008 lenient deal...

The federal Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the role that Donald Trump’s Labor Secretary Alex Acosta played in negotiating a lenient...

Nobody likes going to the dentist. But imagine you couldn’t find one at all

Millions of Floridians live in places where it’s hard to find a dentist, and the problem is even worse if you are poor.Everyone knows...

Meet Florida’s first Director of Cannabis

Florida has its first cannabis director. And her marching orders are to give more patients access to legal marijuana.State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on...

Florida should tackle gun violence in minority communities, lawmaker says

As hundreds of gun-control advocates swarmed the state Capitol in Tallahassee to lobby lawmakers Wednesday, a South Florida Democratic House member called on Governor...
Constitution

Power to the people? Lawmakers want to ditch a state commission that has spurred...

From prohibiting offshore oil and gas drilling to phasing out the troubled industry of greyhound racing, Floridians went to the polls last November to...

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