Environment

A closer look at Florida Constitutional Amendment 9

Amendment 9: Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor WorkplacesBALLOT SUMMARY: "Prohibits drilling for the exploration or extraction of oil...

E-cigarette use an “epidemic” among Florida teens

The number of Florida teens and pre-teens – ages 11 to 17 – who use e-cigarettes has spiked 60 percent in the last year,...
hurricane cleanup

Federal U.S. Inspector General investigating Gov. Scott’s DOT for hurricane cleanup contract’s high prices

A federal agency says it is beginning an investigation into Gov. Rick Scott’s Department of Transportation over questionable contracts to remove storm debris after...
algae bloom

Environmentalists file new legal action to force state to spend conservation money the way...

A coalition of environmental groups says Florida’s algae outbreaks and subsequent marine life die-offs are so severe that the Leon Circuit Court should immediately...

Citizens rising up against the Florida Legislature, Gov. Rick Scott, and private property zealots

There’s a citizen uprising happening in the Panhandle’s Walton County. So far, about 8,000 people have signed sworn affidavits asserting that they use the...

Even Trump’s Republican Bros say he’s off-base in denying the number of Puerto Rico...

President Trump’s controversial tweet that questions how many  Puerto Ricans were killed by last year’s Hurricane Maria ignited a furious reaction by Florida lawmakers...

U.S. House passes animal welfare measures sponsored by Florida lawmakers

It’s not a subject most people want to talk about, but animal protection advocates say it’s necessary to put into federal law.To that end, two...
Spending

State finance problems loom as next governor comes into office

Florida’s next governor and Legislature will face looming state finance challenges as well as concerns about threats to the tourism industry that yields billions...
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis releases environmental platform

Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis released his environmental platform Wednesday, and long-time environmental leaders took a look and found it wanting.DeSantis comes out strongly...
Supreme Court

FL Supreme Court knocks education Amendment 8 off November ballot; keeps other measures on

In a high-stakes decision on the future of public education, the Florida Supreme Court on Friday knocked so-called Amendment 8 off the November ballot,...

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