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Voting-rights allies claim victory in battle over campus voting sites

Students may vote early at on-campus sites after all, now that Florida’s chief elections officer has agreed to authorize local elections supervisors to set...

Failed legislation would have helped inmates get out as virus spreads behind bars. Now,...

Reform-minded lawmakers sponsored legislation in 2020 that would have allowed low-risk, elderly and sickly inmates to be released before coronavirus took hold in Florida’s...

FL Senate leader: federal emergency funding may help state avoid steep budget cuts in...

Florida Senate President Bill Galvano says lawmakers may be able to avoid “significant budget cuts” in the coming year because of an influx of...

New congressional panel to police COVID-19 relief spending

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced plans Thursday to form a new committee charged with overseeing the more than $2 trillion...

Top FL official apologizes for malfunctioning unemployment system; promises fixes, like old-fashioned paper application

In an online conference with state legislators, the head of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity today apologized for the massive problems with the...

Gov. DeSantis gives in, issues statewide order to Floridians to remain in their homes

Under growing pressure from critics and a rising number of coronavirus infections and deaths, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday issued a statewide stay-at-home order...

Congress preps for next round of coronavirus relief

WASHINGTON — Congress is gearing up for additional coronavirus response legislation that aims to build on the first three massive relief packages.The next bill could...

FL to remove 1-week waiting period for jobless workers seeking benefits; application process is...

While thousands of jobless workers remain frustrated by Florida's cumbersome unemployment benefits application process, the state is waiving a requirement that could get benefits...

COVID-19 threatens census. At stake: money, political power

WASHINGTON — It’s National Census Day.Organizations across the country are marking the occasion with webinars, virtual rallies, Twitter chats and other digital events throughout the week....

Florida loses a federal appeals court ruling on the state’s felon voting law

Update:Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, called for the state to move forward with the implementation of Amendment 4 that would allow...

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