FL Legislature 2021

Gov. DeSantis announces ‘last chapter’ for Piney Point, promises legal consequences for the eco-disaster...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday declared the ecological emergency ended at the old Piney Point fertilizer plant in Manatee County, which forced release of...

FL veterans’ group urges defeat of SB 90 voter suppression bill

Pioneer Floridians had a saying that rings true about Florida politics today. To paraphrase, “Your life, liberty, and property are at risk when the...

The scholarship called Bright Futures, a crucial way to pay for college in FL,...

For Florida families, planning for college begins long before a senior in high school submits his or her first application, and students and parents...

Despite barrage of pushback, state Senate committee narrowly approves controversial anti-protest bill

Senate Democrats, one Republican and scores of witnesses who traveled from across the state of Florida waged an eight-hour fight Friday against anti-protest legislation...

Anti-protest bill: Pledged study would reveal racial impact before 2022 elections

Black Democrats in the Florida Senate won a concession Friday in tense debate over proposed anti-riot/anti-protest legislation that several described as fundamentally racist. Sen. Bobby...

FL Legislature approves major cuts in dollars for affordable housing, amid COVID-19 and housing...

Residents from Florida’s most vulnerable populations rely on affordable housing programs to buy a home, pay rent, and afford costly home repairs and construction. But...

Bill phasing out retirement pensions for state and local workers passes FL Senate

The Florida Senate voted, 24-16, along party lines on Thursday to stop offering the state's traditional pension plan to new hires beginning next year,...
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House moves $1B online sales tax giveaway for business owners a step closer to...

Legislation extending collection of the state sales tax on online purchases — and using the $1 billion it would raise to spare businesses an...

Showdown: History repeats as Black Lives Matter supporters plan to protest hearing of GOP...

Racial tension and partisan rancor coloring the 2021 Florida legislative session is likely to be on full view Friday, when civil-rights advocates and their...

FL House tees up $1 billion tax break for business at expense of consumers,...

This may not be the year that Florida’s unemployment system — which failed epically under the weight of the COVID joblessness surge — undergoes...

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