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FL state pension fund will need more cash to stay healthy

What public employees and retirees may want to know: It will cost counties, school boards and state agencies an additional $123 million in the...

It’s time to revive Florida’s African American History Task Force

Dear Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran:First, congrats on the gig. As you are by now aware, the job of education commissioner is far more...

The Legislature just tried to make it harder for Florida patients to smoke medical...

A Florida Senate committee on Monday reluctantly advanced a bill that would let Floridians smoke medical marijuana but added a series of barriers that...

A local government stops using prison labor, saying it’s morally wrong

(UPDATED)Florida’s Department of Corrections has nearly 600 “work squad” agreements with  municipalities, organizations and colleges across the country to use prison labor, but no...
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Many in GOP say Trump would set dangerous precedent if he declares national emergency...

There are just 15 days left for President Trump and congressional Democrats to find common ground on border security, or the threat of another...

Fixing Florida’s voting woes – lawmakers pledge new reforms

In the aftermath of the November election, the one with seven recounts and a flurry of lawsuits, Democrats have promised a package of electoral...

Florida on the road to allowing sick people to smoke legal weed – finally

Legislative leaders say they intend to meet the March 15 deadline that Gov. Ron DeSantis set for allowing sick people to smoke medical marijuana.But...

Should Florida level the playing field for university performance funding?

Florida has handed out nearly $1 billion in special “performance funding” to its public universities since the fall of 2014.But Florida A&M University, one...

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state Cabinet wander far afield of Florida, taking symbolic...

The Florida Cabinet made a symbolic vote Tuesday to place online booking platform Airbnb on its list of “scrutinized companies” that the state invests...

Democrat Susan Bucher resigns as Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections, ending what could have...

Susan Bucher had been keeping a low profile since she was suspended as Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections by GOP Governor Ron DeSantis...

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