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More secrecy than sunshine: Lawmakers push for exemptions to public records, open meetings laws

Florida has long been known for “government-in-the-sunshine” – laws that promote transparency and the public’s right to know about elected officials, open meetings and...
Florida Capitol

Florida House votes to require parental consent for teen girls seeking abortion; similar legislation...

A major move to restrict reproductive rights in Florida advanced on Wednesday evening when the Florida House voted 69-44 to require teenage girls to...

Gov. DeSantis links today’s Venezuela political situation to Cuba Bay of Pigs invasion

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday linked efforts to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.“They...

Teachers with guns: Republican-led Legislature a step closer to allowing it

A proposal that would allow teachers to legally carry guns on school campuses is one step closer to becoming law, after the full Florida...
Ron DeSantis

Gov. DeSantis meeting with Trump official, billionaire, and lunching at the Coral Gables Biltmore

Gov. Ron DeSantis is meeting today  – for the second time in two weeks – with National Security Adviser John Bolton, who has been...

U.S. presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar pledges to work for Hurricane Michael disaster relief

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar came to Tallahassee this week, and was immediately asked about a federal-state issue that’s top of mind for Panhandle residents:...

For all you Florida Legislature watchers: We follow the dollars

The Florida Republican and Democratic parties raised more than $6.2 million in contributions in the run-up to this spring’s Florida legislative session, according to...
Schools

It’s not a strike, it’s a “walk-in”: Educators to rally for traditional public schools

With the governor and Republican lawmakers pushing to expand vouchers for kids to attend private schools, educators and supporters across the state plan to...

Gov. DeSantis and the Cabinet are going to Jerusalem next month on taxpayers’ dime,...

In about five weeks, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the three members of the Florida Cabinet will fly to Israel to promote Florida as a...

Meet Florida’s Mean Gang

Along the Panhandle’s Emerald coast, property owners are putting up hostile fences to keep the public off the sugar-sand beaches that everyone has used...

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