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Environmental groups win key Everglades protection legal fight

Seven environmental groups won a key legal victory Monday in a case over pollution in two of South Florida’s most critical natural areas: Everglades...

Here’s what’s happening on gun laws, a year after South Florida high school mass...

This Thursday marks the one-year anniversary that a troubled ex-student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, shooting 31 people and...
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If you steal a $300 bike, it’s a felony? Lawmakers want to change that...

Stealing anything in Florida worth $300 or more is felony grand theft, a figure that hasn’t changed since 1986.Now, lawmakers are trying to boost...
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“Bad Actor List” proposed for fly-by-night FL charter schools

Gov. Ron DeSantis has been in the spotlight over proposed education reforms such as revamping teacher bonuses and eliminating Florida’s Common Core academic standards,...
Florida Phoenix

Hillsborough State Attorney says current “stand your ground” law “emboldens violent criminals”

TAMPA - The Florida Supreme Court is poised to hear arguments next month on whether changes lawmakers made to the state’s controversial “stand your...

Florida’s top financial regulator warns about “duffle bags of cash”

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis wants Donald Trump to do something about duffle bags stuffed with millions in cash. The bags, he says,...

Maybe this year the Legislature will stop swiping the money earmarked for Florida’s affordable...

Scrambling to pay rent or find affordable housing is a daily reality for many of Florida’s poorest residents.According to 2017 data from the University...

Really, Matt Gaetz? Congressman gets aggressive with dad who lost son to Fla. mass...

Pro-gun Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz of Northwest Florida created an uproar this week in a Washington hearing about gun control, pointing his finger aggressively...

Saying families are the first to spot troubling behavior, Democratic lawmakers propose changes to...

As part of a package of gun control legislation passed last year after the mass shooting  at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, state lawmakers...

Miami Herald: Feds to investigate Trump Labor Secretary Acosta’s role in 2008 lenient deal...

The federal Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the role that Donald Trump’s Labor Secretary Alex Acosta played in negotiating a lenient...

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