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The Legislature inserted groups tied to right-wing donors into Florida’s new law on civics...

A little-noticed bill on civics education made its way to passage in the Legislature this spring, as lawmakers were scurrying to finish key legislation...

Corrections officials investigating another severe inmate beating by prison guards

The Florida Department of Corrections is investigating what's been described as a severe assault by prison guards against an inmate who is the former...
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Florida’s former House speakers and Senate presidents rake in big bucks as lobbyists at...

As regular as the spring azaleas bloom in Tallahassee, the “revolving door” that turns powerful lawmakers into influential lobbyists also makes an annual appearance.This...

Government researchers sound alarm over spraying antibiotics on FL citrus

If you drive by an orange grove these days and see someone spraying the trees, it may be antibiotics in that mist. They are...

Legislature’s planned road project could benefit Florida’s richest man

A push in the state Legislature for a new toll road system through North-Central Florida could benefit the richest man in Florida.Thomas Peterffy, reportedly...

After sexual assault at Florida teen prison, state awards firm $16M deal

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice signed a $16 million contract last month with a private youth prison company facing a string of troubles...

Does the Legislature reflect the Florida populace? Nope. We crunched the demographic numbers

The Florida Legislature that begins its 2019 session today is older, wealthier, more Republican and less diverse than the state that it represents.A review...

The ups and downs of Advanced Placement: Roughly half the Florida kids who took...

In a swath of North Florida school districts, only a handful of high school students, at best, take top-level classes that can be a...
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Are impressive graduation rates in FL for real? State calculations eliminate thousands of kids,...

North Florida’s Suwannee County School District posted an almost perfect record for kids earning diplomas last school year -- a 96.2-percent graduation rate showing...

Don’t want antibiotics sprayed on your citrus? Sorry – it’s about to expand, big-time

The Trump administration has given the go-ahead for agricultural operations to spray antibiotics on nearly a half-million acres of Florida citrus, a move some...

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