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You want a straw with that? Battle over plastic pollution in Fl Legislature

Several cities in Florida have passed ordinances in recent years to ban plastic straws, bags, and polystyrene containers as part of a growing campaign...

Revolving door brings Trump-tied Florida lobbying firm even closer to the White House

By Anna Massoglia and Karl Evers-HillstromFlorida's Brian Ballard has gone from zero (federal) clients to 100 real quick, leveraging his Trump ties to build a...

No raises for state workers in budget DeSantis proposes

Gov. Ron DeSantis calls his new state budget a  “Bold Vision for a Brighter Future,” but it will be less than bold for most...

A local government stops using prison labor, saying it’s morally wrong

(UPDATED)Florida’s Department of Corrections has nearly 600 “work squad” agreements with  municipalities, organizations and colleges across the country to use prison labor, but no...
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Many in GOP say Trump would set dangerous precedent if he declares national emergency...

There are just 15 days left for President Trump and congressional Democrats to find common ground on border security, or the threat of another...

Fixing Florida’s voting woes – lawmakers pledge new reforms

In the aftermath of the November election, the one with seven recounts and a flurry of lawsuits, Democrats have promised a package of electoral...

Florida on the road to allowing sick people to smoke legal weed – finally

Legislative leaders say they intend to meet the March 15 deadline that Gov. Ron DeSantis set for allowing sick people to smoke medical marijuana.But...

Conservative confab: FL governor, AG are featured legal Federalist Society speakers

The Florida chapter of the Federalist Society, the powerful organization of conservative lawyers, will meet this weekend in Orlando, and its renewed influence on...

Should Florida level the playing field for university performance funding?

Florida has handed out nearly $1 billion in special “performance funding” to its public universities since the fall of 2014.But Florida A&M University, one...

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state Cabinet wander far afield of Florida, taking symbolic...

The Florida Cabinet made a symbolic vote Tuesday to place online booking platform Airbnb on its list of “scrutinized companies” that the state invests...

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