FL Legislature 2021

FL Legislature 2021: Thousands of schoolchildren can’t read proficiently; Lawmakers want to help fix...

In some parts of Florida, from impoverished communities to affluent areas, many children are struggling with reading, a foundational skill that paves the way...

Workers, activists organizing in hopes of blocking legislation that would make it harder to...

Progressive organizations are trying to step up the pressure against fast-track legislation that would make it harder to sue businesses and health-care providers accused...

FL Legislature 2021: FL’s business lobby and state’s trial lawyers clash: GOP wants to...

Barbara DeVane, lobbyist since 1972 for progressive causes in Tallahassee, offered some historical perspective last week to several senators considering whether to shield medical...

Lawmakers push to remove Confederate leaders’ birthdays from public holidays; add Juneteenth

Florida's list of legal holidays includes Confederate leaders' birthdays and  racist events in history, and Democrats in the state Legislature say it's time to...

FL Legislature 2021: Working families caught between economic crisis and pandemic

The least-fortunate of Florida’s working families are in trouble, in ways that Florida lawmakers have never faced before.Few could have imagined the coronavirus pandemic...

Black lawmakers insist policing reforms to make FL safer for all ‘cannot wait’

Reforms making policing and policed communities safer “cannot wait,” Black Florida lawmakers said Tuesday in announcing measures they intend to push as a caucus...
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‘An excuse to make it harder for everyday citizens to have their voices heard’

In Florida and states across the country, a cornerstone of creating state laws comes with a major component: Citizen input.But against the backdrop of...

FL Legislature 2021: Political climate bristling with tension about violence, racism, policing and gun...

Florida’s approach to law enforcement and racial justice will be on trial in the upcoming legislative session, as lawmakers react to widespread racial unrest...
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GOP lawmaker wants to change FL Constitution; warns of Biden “taking control” of Floridians’...

At a time when the Biden administration is pushing to expand and access health care for Americans, a GOP lawmaker in Florida is pushing...
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Troubling COVID strain now in the state capital; 25 FL counties now have variant...

The more transmissible COVID-19 mutation is now in the state capital, where lawmakers are attending committee meetings leading up to the March 2 legislative...

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