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Power to the people? Lawmakers want to ditch a state commission that has spurred...

From prohibiting offshore oil and gas drilling to phasing out the troubled industry of greyhound racing, Floridians went to the polls last November to...
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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...

Two Florida congressmen fighting against animal cruelty

Two Florida members of Congress want to make it a federal crime to abuse an animal.Boca Raton Democrat Ted Deutch and Sarasota Republican Vern...
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FL Gov. DeSantis is for smokable pot for sick people; pushes Legislature to quickly...

Saying "We need to have the people’s will represented," Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday pushed the Florida Legislature to quickly fix the state's medical...
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Thanks but no thanks, Rick Scott

On the same night Donald Trump got on national television to spew a pack of nonsense about the border “crisis,” Florida’s ultimate bottom-feeder, Rick...

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor’s moment

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor has represented Tampa in the House of Representatives for the past dozen years, but her national profile has suddenly gone...
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DeSantis issues broad directive on water pollution, but something big is missing

UPDATED to include South Florida Water Management District board resignationsGov. Ron DeSantis got headlines and photo opportunities Thursday for a major executive order he...

Fl conservationist Manley Fuller leaving state for new job

One of Florida’s best known environmental leaders, Florida Wildlife Federation Executive Director Manley Fuller, is leaving Florida for a new job in North Carolina.Fuller...

Bipartisan group of Florida Congressional reps reintroduce bill to ban drilling off Florida’s shores

A bipartisan coalition of Florida members of Congress are again pushing legislation that would make permanent the current moratorium on oil drilling off Florida’s...

Gov. Ron DeSantis takes the reins

Gov. Ron DeSantis distinguished himself from his predecessor Rick Scott by emphasizing a clean environment in his Tuesday inaugural speech, but the two biggest...

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