FL Legislature 2021

State Capitol

FL Legislature convenes; aside from pandemic, unrest, and climate damage, lawmakers’ minds will be...

The Florida Legislature convenes today for a two-month-long session expected to be loaded with campaign-style theatrics ahead of 2022 elections and partisan debate over...
high school classroom, school, education

From migrant families to dropouts: Thousands of K-12 kids go ‘missing,’ leading to truancy...

School districts across Florida are looking high and low for tens of thousands of students who apparently did not enroll in a public school...

Gov. DeSantis, legislative Republicans target Chinese government over alleged espionage, trade-secrets theft

Gov. Ron DeSantis and House leaders announced a crackdown on what they called attempts by the Chinese and other governments to sew influence and...
Florida Capitol

Ordinary citizens will largely be left out in the 2021 legislative process

With the Florida Legislature convening next week, regular citizens trying to participate in the legislative process will face tough hurdles under COVID-19 protocols set...

Violating freedom of speech is no way to overcome homelessness

The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the Florida economy and, according to social service providers, has made more people homeless, despite attempts to block evictions. Along...

FL Legislature 2021: Black lawmakers have to struggle to gain leadership roles, address issues...

Black voices in the political sphere in America have come a long way since the early days, when myriad civil rights activists such as...

FL’s economic recovery: Mixed bag, challenges and uncertainty

As the 2021 legislative session looms and the COVID pandemic continues, Florida's recovery appears to be a mixed bag and far from full strength,...
House

FL’s 2021 legislative session: A smelly storm of Bad Ideas

It’s that time of year, dear readers, when the Florida Legislature gets ready to descend upon Tallahassee like a flock of incontinent pigeons. The 2021...

DeSantis attacks mail-in balloting, despite no evidence of problems in FL; critics call it...

Gov. Ron DeSantis launched a full attack on mail-in voting Friday at a campaign-style event in West Palm Beach attended by a cheering, maskless...

FL lawmakers trying to squash Key West voters’ wishes, but forget one thing

You hear a lot around Presidents’ Day and other patriotic holidays about how great democracy is and how important voting is. But in Florida,...

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