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Bad news for former felons: House passes controversial bill on Amendment 4

The Florida House approved a bill late Wednesday that is expected to limit the number of former felons who will be eligible to vote...

State Dept. of Corrections assistant general counsel resigns over offensive social media comments

A Florida Department of Corrections attorney has resigned over comments he made about black people during a conversation on Facebook.“Black people need to stop...

Gov. DeSantis signs death warrant for 1980s Tampa killer

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed his first death warrant, for Robert Joseph Long, a confessed serial killer from the Tampa area who has been...

Is Florida poised for a hemp “green rush?”

Jean-Sebastien Gros has been involved in agribusiness for decades, including a long stint farming salmon in the south of Chile. He relocated his agribusiness...
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Legislation to fine local governments if they don’t coordinate with federal immigration agents passes...

(Updated)The Florida House passed a controversial proposal on Wednesday that would force local law enforcement agencies around the state to coordinate with federal immigration...

Ready, set, go. Lawmakers start nitty gritty state budget talks

Florida lawmakers began formal negotiations on a new state budget on Tuesday, with legislative leaders saying they are moving toward agreement on a plan...

FL Senate passes measure to arm teachers; Republicans vote yes, Democrats (and one Republican)...

Florida teachers are likely to have the option of carrying a gun in their classrooms in the next school year.The Florida Senate endorsed the...

Vaping bill, other legislation now on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk

Legislation is now on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk that would  enact a constitutional amendment banning vaping in workplaces, create a public-records exemption for home...
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For low-income people caught in a debt cycle, Florida legislation proposes new 36-percent interest...

The poor may not have much money, but there are plenty of companies looking to make a buck off their financial struggles.A case in...

Groups blast Legislature’s proposed new toll road plan as “worst ever” bill

Fifty-six community and environmental groups sent a letter to state senators Monday opposing the Florida Legislature’s proposed bill to create a new statewide network...

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