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Visitors flock to national parks after Trump waives fees; FL and other states close...

The Trump administration has encouraged Americans to head to national parks as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, but Florida and several other states...
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Clean-water coalition asks governor to veto watered-down legislation

A coalition of 50 clean-water organizations in Florida are calling on Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto the 2020 Legislature’s “Clean Waterways Act,” insisting it...

A chief consumer advocate in FL may face term limits; will they benefit Floridians...

The Office of Public Counsel, the chief advocate for consumers in proceedings before the Florida Public Service Commission, may face term limits that might...

Facing a big hit from the coronavirus, Florida lawmakers are expected to approve a...

Florida lawmakers are poised to approve a $93.2 billion state budget on Thursday that includes higher salaries for teachers, a boost in affordable housing...

FL’s first climate-change bill goes to the governor; no more tax dollars for projects...

The Legislature adopted Florida’s first tangible climate-change legislation Wednesday, marking an historic shift following a decade of denial that climate change is real.The legislation...

Lawmakers adopt bill blocking local sunscreen bans

The Florida House voted Tuesday to prevent local governments from banning certain sunscreen ingredients that are believed to harm coral reefs and are under...

Statewide water quality bill poised to pass, amid mixed feelings

Florida lawmakers are poised to adopt water-pollution cleanup legislation described as an historic advance or a weak measure.The sponsor, Sen. Debbie Mayfield, aimed to...

Term limits for utility regulation consumer advocate picks up major amendment in Senate

Legislation to term-limit the state’s chief consumer advocate on regulation of electric and other utilities advanced in the Florida Senate Friday, although with an...

Trump EPA chief to Congress: Cut my funding

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler wants Congress to deeply cut funding for his own agency in the next fiscal year.The...
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Mayors to Legislature: Let Nikki Fried retain control of Fl Office of Energy

Forty local government officials have sided with Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried in her effort to retain control of Florida’s Office...

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