Politics & Law

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,...
Ron DeSantis

DeSantis reforms for teacher bonuses will face obstacles

Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing to revamp a multi-million-dollar bonus program for Florida’s best classroom teachers, but it may not be easy.The proposals will...

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...
Schools

Lawmakers are trying to limit how long local school board members can serve

How long should an elected official serve on a school board in Florida?That’s been an ongoing debate that won’t end soon.Last fall, the Florida...

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...

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