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Voter suppression, nasty politics and stealing an election

Most of us learn from early in life that politics is a grimy, dirty business. It is.There was a time, however, when politicians engaged...

Catholic bishops call on Rick Scott to stop this week’s scheduled execution

The state of Florida is scheduled to execute Jose Antonio Jimenez by lethal injection Thursday at 6 p.m. for the 1992 murder of Phyllis...
Anna Eskamani

Taking on the status quo: Freshman Democratic lawmaker says no thanks to attending exclusive...

Newly-elected Orlando Democratic Rep. Anna Eskamani says she plans to fight for her constituents in Tallahassee, and that means the battle has begun in...

League of Women Voters of Florida: Not so fast on new FL Education Commissioner

The League of Women Voters of Florida is reminding the State Board of Education to do its job on selecting a new Education Commissioner.Essentially,...

Should the state require teens to take a standalone class in “financial literacy?”

Lawmakers are gearing up again to change high school graduation requirements and ensure kids who graduate know about financial literacy and money management.That means...

It’s official: Gov. Rick Scott spent more than $63-million in U.S. Senate race

The final, official tally of spending in Florida’s widely-watched U.S. Senate race was reported Thursday, with Gov. Rick Scott spending more than $63 million...

The haves and have nots in state worker pay: Disparity looms large in Florida’s...

Tens of thousands of state workers earn an annual salary below the state average of roughly $43,500, but some high-echelon public employees earn six-figure...

Orlando state senator moves to remove restrictions against prosecuting rape cases

Democratic state senator Linda Stewart from Orlando filed legislation Wednesday in hopes of trying to remove barriers on prosecuting rape cases.“Many young sexual battery...
Amendment 4

Florida may not know how to give the right to vote back to newly-enfranchised...

Questions, concerns and some confusion has arisen now that voters have approved a Constitutional Amendment to restore voting rights for thousands of Florida felons...

Florida Dems sign onto letter demanding an investigation into what led Homeland Security to...

Saying that the program has been abused, the Department of Homeland Security announced earlier this year it that would be moving to terminate Temporary...

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