Environment

Nik Harris

An LGBTQ consumer advocate for Florida

Florida has its first ever LGBTQ consumer advocate.State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried appointed Shenika “Nik” Harris to the newly created position in her agency.Harris,...
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Republicans want to overhaul redevelopment agencies that help rebuild blighted areas

For the past two legislative sessions, state Republicans have tried to overhaul what’s called Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs) that finance improvements in blighted areas.The...

Legislature’s planned road project could benefit Florida’s richest man

A push in the state Legislature for a new toll road system through North-Central Florida could benefit the richest man in Florida.Thomas Peterffy, reportedly...

Firefighters battling cancer look to the Legislature for help

The rows of firefighter boots, arranged en masse outside Florida’s Capitol, were a startling sight.Five hundred boots, each with a card bearing the name...

Miami bans popular weed killer for use in city parks, projects

The City of Miami has banned its landscaping crews from using weed killers that contain glyphosate, a herbicide brought to the market by Monsanto...
Constitution

State lawmakers moving to kill off the venerable Florida Constitution Revision Commission

Saying it isn’t representing Florida citizens the way it should, a committee in the Republican-controlled state House voted unanimously on Thursday to abolish the...

The public’s right to know is threatened in the Florida Legislature

Sometimes I wonder if the Florida Legislature lives to please the National Rifle Association.One potential gift for the NRA and its gun toting supporters...

Hydraulic fracking ban moves along in Florida Senate, despite critics

For the past couple of years in Tallahassee, state lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle have supported banning the oil and gas-drilling...
Rich Templin

Meet the “Sunrise Agenda,” a progressive path for Florida

For more than two decades, Florida’s legislative and executive branches have been run by political leadership that worships at the altar of big money campaign contributions....
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The Legislature’s extreme moves to stamp out local laws

Republicans in the Florida Legislature have increasingly moved to strip away control from local governments, and this year may have the most extreme proposal...

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