Environment

Gov. DeSantis “not sure” why Trump is visiting Lake Okeechobee Friday

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday that he talks to President Donald Trump about a lot of things, but is “not sure, to be honest”...
Florida wetlands

Advocates urge full funding for state parks this year

Advocates for Florida’s state parks, including former gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham, gathered in Tallahassee Wednesday to urge state lawmakers to fully fund parks and...
State Capitol

It may seem like Monopoly money, but Florida’s state budget is a serious exercise

As the Florida House and Senate prepare to pass their initial state budget plans, there turns out to be a surprise big spender.It’s Gov....
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...

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