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Romaine lettuce

Don’t worry, your salad is OK: Florida’s romaine lettuce is safe to eat

Florida’s romaine lettuce is safe to eat, according to Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam.Putnam announced Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

State lawmaker files legislation to rescind the weird law that tries to kick the...

A state senator from Tampa Bay has filed a bill to repeal the controversial state law that is causing headaches over the public’s access...
Kionne McGhee

In Florida’s Republican-majority Legislature, a progressive speaks

With a solid majority of Republicans gathered together Tuesday for an organizational session of the new, post-election Florida Legislature, a progressive grabbed a rare...
Nikki Fried

Democrat Nicole “Nikki” Fried claims historic victory in Commissioner of Agriculture race.

In a tight race that spawned a grueling series of recounts, Democrat Nicole “Nikki” Fried claimed victory in the campaign for Florida's Agriculture Commissioner...
Ron DeSantis

A Ron DeSantis win for Florida governor: How will he govern? And what’s in...

It may not be official yet, but it looks like Florida has a new governor, Republican Ron DeSantis, based on the most recent tallies...
Micah W. Kubic ( picture from ACLU of Kansas)

ACLU of Florida announces new executive director

Micah W. Kubic, head of the ACLU in Kansas, will be the new executive director for the ACLU of Florida beginning in January.He’ll replace...
Constitution

Honoring the people’s vote: Will the state do what voters directed in Constitutional Amendments?

Florida voters approved 11 of the 12 proposed Amendments to Florida’s Constitution on Nov. 6, but in the days following, some residents and policy...

Amendments to Florida’s Constitution were big winners

Voters said yes to 11 of 12 Constitutional Amendments on the ballot Tuesday -- dramatic measures ranging from prohibiting offshore oil and gas drilling...

Farmworkers in Florida will suffer because of climate change, report says

Floridians are no strangers to heat.But a recent report says that rising temperatures due to climate change threatens a specific and often overlooked population...
Caldwell, Fried

Caldwell vs. Fried: Should Florida’s Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner expand the state’s marijuana...

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has long been the department that oversees an agricultural industry belonging to an Old Florida –...

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