Working & The Economy

DeSantis chooses new Secretary of State after first pick resigns over racially offensive photos

Governor Ron DeSantis has selected Hillsborough Circuit Court Judge Laurel Lee to be Florida’s new Secretary of State – just four days after his...

Good luck with your plan to control Florida women, dude

Women are becoming CEOs, joining the military, voting, running for office, walking around like they’re as good as a dude! And some men just...
Florida Phoenix

Will Florida Legislature pass an “anti-sanctuary cities” bill in 2019?

Newly elected Gov. Ron DeSantis promised on the campaign trail to crack down on undocumented immigrants. One of his chief targets: ridding Florida of...

Florida’s new Secretary of State abruptly resigns after racially offensive photos surface

Florida Secretary of State Michael Ertel abruptly resigned Thursday after a newspaper published pictures of him in blackface and dressed for Halloween as a...
Democratic Rep. Shevrin Jones and activists discussing “Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act”

Democrats introduce “Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act”

Criminal justice advocates say that a lack of sanitary products in women’s prisons is humiliating, prompting a group of Democratic lawmakers to propose legislation...

Unmasking Florida’s fake reproductive health clinics

A new video by the group Progress Florida is highlighting the growing phenomenon of “fake” reproductive health-care clinics - in hopes of making women...

A look at the new threats to a woman’s right to choose

For anyone who believes a woman has a right to choose when to start a family, these are worrisome times on both the state...
Pride

LGBTQ advocates hoping this is the year that workplace discrimination protections will pass Legislature

(Updated) In Florida, it’s still legal for an employer to fire workers because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. That’s despite the fact...

More legal weed laws coming to Florida?

Cannabis activists and supportive state lawmakers say they will propose a host of measures during this spring’s legislative session to give Floridians more access...

DeSantis tilts FL Supreme Court to the right with new justice picks

Solidifying a conservative majority, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday made his third appointment to the Florida Supreme Court, selecting a former top legal aide...

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