Environment

Child at school drinking fountain

What is the Legislature doing about the dangers of lead in schools? Not much

Five years ago, the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan launched a wake-up call for communities around the country, particularly at schools where children...

U.S. Rep. Castor promises solutions at climate committee’s first hearing; Young activists get involved

WASHINGTON  -- Several young climate activists on Thursday chastised all three branches of the federal government for not acting aggressively to address the growing...
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz

Matt Gaetz has a climate plan. And it’s not what you’d expect

WASHINGTON-- Florida U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican firebrand who has drawn the ire of liberals during his short tenure in Congress, is picking...

It’s not just Florida – politicians are trying to restrict citizen ballot initiatives all...

The Florida Legislature is pushing hard line measures this year to restrict how citizens get initiatives on the ballot to amend Florida’s Constitution. It...
DeSantis

Governor meeting today with football legend Dan Marino, celebrating FL Golf Day, dinner with...

Gov. Ron DeSantis’s schedule today shows he visited with former Miami Dolphins player Dan Marino, United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral Peter Brown, is...

All that talk about solving Florida’s horrible algae outbreaks? Legislature comes up short so...

Florida made national news last year when nasty algae outbreaks fouled the coasts and sent dead sea creatures washing ashore.The environmental crisis was a...

How much is climate change costing us? A bill in the Legislature would start...

When building a bridge to the future, it’s important to know where we’re going and how much it’s going to cost.Nowhere is this principle...
Constitution

Lawmakers cite “foreign entities” as reason they are pushing to restrict citizen-led FL Constitutional...

Invoking concerns about “foreign entities” interfering in Florida elections, a GOP-controlled committee in the House of Representatives has voted along party lines for a...

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...

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