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GOP voting reforms add grandkids to short list of who can help handle mail-in...

GOP-sponsored election reforms advancing in the Florida Legislature are growing closer in their details, including who can handle mail-in-ballots for members of a voter’s...
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More FL students could attend private schools with public dollars. Is that good or...

The Florida Legislature is moving toward a more expansive education landscape for students and families to go to private schools with public dollars. The dollars,...

State House passes unemployment system revamp, but no boost in stingy benefits for the...

The Florida House united Wednesday around legislation designed to repair the state’s disastrous failure of the unemployment benefits system, but that does nothing to...

Reality sets in: Dems doubtful that FL Legislature will expand Medicaid for the vulnerable

Democratic lawmakers in Florida are renewing calls for Medicaid expansion but the reality is doubtful, with GOP leaders against expanding the health care program...

What some GOP lawmakers really think about the unemployed: They’re lazy and don’t want...

State Rep. Anna Eskamani had heard enough. She and other House Democrats had been advocating for months — even before the Florida Legislature opened...

Controversial transgender athlete bill hits hurdle and may not survive the 2021 session

As the 2021 legislative session winds down, a controversial bill legislating how transgender athletes participate in school sports looks like it's not going to...

Major cuts in FL’s Medicaid program looming as GOP lawmakers try to wrap up...

While low-income residents rely on Medicaid for health care, state lawmakers working on the 2021-22 state budget are proposing some major cuts in dollars...

On anniversary of Columbine massacre, Senate panel expands gun-carry rights in schools near churches

On the anniversary of the 1999 shooting massacre at Columbine High School, where 12 students and one teacher in Colorado were killed, Florida senators...

A harsh reality: DeSantis’ anti-protest law means protesters of all kinds must be careful...

Participating in a public protest in Florida is more hazardous this morning than it was yesterday morning. Whether Floridians want to protest for Black Lives...

FL governor signs pro-cop, anti-protest legislation into law; critics say it undermines Constitutional rights

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Monday the pro-police, anti-protest legislation he has been pushing since September in the wake of civil unrest...

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