Culture & Society

Women spotlight economic disparity, health care on International Women’s Day

The symbolism was impossible to ignore for the activists and Democratic state lawmakers who kicked off a celebration of International Women’s Day at the...

State Senate approves bill to let sick people smoke weed: House is next

Sick Floridians are on the verge of having access to smokable medical marijuana.In a 34-4 vote on Thursday, the Florida Senate sent a bill...
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U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist wants to federally guarantee Sunday early voting in elections

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, a Democrat from St. Petersburg, has added an amendment to a massive reform bill being pushed by in Congress that...
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The Legislature’s extreme moves to stamp out local laws

Republicans in the Florida Legislature have increasingly moved to strip away control from local governments, and this year may have the most extreme proposal...

Here’s a look at an alternate “New Sunshine Deal” state budget proposed by the...

What if Democrats ran the Florida House of Representatives?It would mean support for a new state budget that would provide:--a 13 percent raise for...

Republicans and corporate interests pushing anti-union measure

Republican lawmakers advanced an anti-union bill Wednesday that would prevent workers from getting paid during the time they conduct union business.Big business is firmly...
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Republicans in the Florida Legislature propose new election reform

While Democrats have been the loudest members of the Legislature proposing electoral reforms, a bill produced by the state Republican-led Senate Committee on Ethics and...

Partisan divide: Democrats and Republicans lay out two visions for Florida at 2019 Legislature...

Republicans and Democrats laid out dramatically different visions for Florida on Tuesday, the first day of the 2019 legislative session.In his inaugural State of...
Health care

Florida Democrats say Florida needs to expand Medicaid. Republicans want to try other ideas.

Democrats, Republicans and Gov. Ron DeSantis agree that Floridians need better health care.But they differ radically on the solution.“We have a great financial and...

Does the Legislature reflect the Florida populace? Nope. We crunched the demographic numbers

The Florida Legislature that begins its 2019 session today is older, wealthier, more Republican and less diverse than the state that it represents.A review...

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