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U.S. House votes on landmark bill to make lynching a federal hate crime

WASHINGTON — Lynching is not considered a hate crime under federal law, but that’s expected to change soon.The U.S. House voted, 410-4, on Wednesday...
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Mayors to Legislature: Let Nikki Fried retain control of Fl Office of Energy

Forty local government officials have sided with Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried in her effort to retain control of Florida’s Office...

Dignity for incarcerated pregnant women legislation gets closer to becoming law

Legislation demanding reform in the treatment of pregnant inmates passed unanimously in the Florida House Judiciary Committee Thursday, making way for a full vote...

Gov. DeSantis schedules two briefings on coronavirus as CDC urges preparedness

The coronavirus threat has been commanding Gov. Ron DeSantis’ attention this week, as he scheduled two meetings on the topic Wednesday following a telephone...
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Lawmakers want to make it much harder for citizen groups and voters to amend...

Floridians wanting to use the 2022 ballot to legalize recreational cannabis or expand Medicaid under the federal health care act will likely face significant...

Senators on sentencing reform: Sometimes justice demands a second chance

A package of criminal justice reforms that would put fewer Floridians behind bars was approved Tuesday by senators who said it represents justice overdue.“This...

FL Senate needs to ‘hold the line’ on medical marijuana THC limits, senator says

A powerful state senator vowed Tuesday to resist efforts in the Florida House to limit the potency of cannabis available under Florida’s medical marijuana...

Higher education bill in FL threatens New College’s independence: ‘We have an identity we...

Update: Following a lengthy debate over the merger of New College with the University of Florida on Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee voted, 17-11,...

Florida Dems fume as Bernie Sanders gains steam

WASHINGTON — South Florida Rep. Donna Shalala was quick to lash out against Bernie Sanders on Twitter.It was Sunday night, and Sanders — fresh...

Gov. DeSantis: Sanders’ ‘whitewash’ of Cuban government ‘totally unacceptable’ to Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis bludgeoned Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Monday over the Vermont senator’s qualified defense, during a 60 Minutes interview, of left-wing governments...

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