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Florida politicians weigh in on U.S. economic embargo against the Venezuelan government

Some of Florida's Republican and Democratic lawmakers in Congress are applauding new U.S. economic sanctions against the government of Venezuela, geared towards remove President...

John Morgan, aka ‘PotDaddy,’ says Florida is ready for legalized weed

PotDaddy says it’s time for Florida to legalize recreational marijuana.Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan – who sometimes uses the Twitter hashtag #PotDaddy – says...
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Lawmaker files bill: It’s time to decriminalize certain amounts of cannabis

Various municipalities around Florida have decriminalized possession of certain amounts of marijuana in recent years, but in other areas, people can get jail time...
Ashley Moody

Despite new tragedies, AG Moody remains firm in her opposition to a Florida assault-weapons...

Attorney General Ashley Moody says the “horribly tragic” mass shootings in Texas and Ohio have not changed her opposition to a proposed assault-weapons ban...

Will Florida lawmakers act following a horrific weekend of gun violence? It’s not certain

While the nation reels from gun violence that erupted in El Paso and Dayton this weekend, advocates hope Florida will make more changes in...

Thousands of Floridians are dying from drug overdoses

Drug overdose deaths in Florida spiked from 2015 to 2017, with people dying from illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine, and prescription opioids...
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Civil rights groups go to court to block implementation of controversial felon voting rights...

Civil rights organizations filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in federal court on Friday to block the implementation of a voting rights law...

Lawmaker advances a state apology for the Johns Committee that targeted civil rights leaders...

In an effort to acknowledge and move past one of the darkest phases of Florida’s 20th Century history, a state senator has filed a...

Public health emergency declared over Florida’s Hepatitis A outbreak

With Hepatitis A cases nearly quadrupling in the first seven months of this year compared to last year, Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees has...

New state court ruling revives specter of 24-hour wait for abortion

A state appellate court has revived a 2015 Florida law that requires women to wait 24 hours before undergoing an abortion.In 2018, Leon County...

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