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Florida’s Bill Nelson welcomed back to U.S. Senate as NASA nominee

WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida returned to a familiar setting on Wednesday — the hearing room of the Senate panel that...

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...

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...

Gov. DeSantis mum on George Floyd verdict until he went on Fox News late...

In the hours following the guilty verdicts in the trial against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis kept his reaction...

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...
One Year Anniversary Parkland tragedy

Federal background checks on ammunition sales pushed by Democrats

WASHINGTON—Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Tuesday reintroduced legislation that would require instant background checks to prevent individuals with a...

Florida reacts to guilty verdicts in cop killing of George Floyd

The long-awaited verdicts -- guilty as charged -- in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin prompted swift reaction Tuesday from around the state of...

Chauvin verdict: Guilty on 3 charges in George Floyd’s death

The jury has spoken, and found Derek Chauvin guilty in the death of George Floyd.  The former Minneapolis police officer knelt on Floyd, who was handcuffed and...

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...

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