Politics & Law

Lawmakers file bill to expand needle-exchange program in Florida

A pair of Florida legislators are attempting once again to expand a Miami-Dade County program which encourages drug addicts to exchange dirty needles for...

Advocates for Maine’s poor say Florida’s new health care chief slashed needed help

Advocates for the needy say Governor-elect Ron DeSantis’s pick to lead the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration is a hardline conservative who fought...
Nikki Fried

Soon-to-be Ag Commissioner will stand out as the lone Democrat on inauguration day

From participating in a Republican-leaning, military-related event to launching a service project to feed the hungry, soon-to-be Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Monday...
Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis says the era of the Florida Supreme Court “usurping” legislative power “ends...

The Florida Republican party has dominated state politics for more than two decades now, but GOP legislators have been frustrated over the years by...
Florida Phoenix

A glimpse of two key women in the new DeSantis governorship

On the day before Ron DeSantis’s inauguration as governor Tuesday, soon-to-be First Lady Casey DeSantis, and elected Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez made clear that...

Fighting for a future that doesn’t suck

When Florida’s newly elected Governor Ron DeSantis and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried take office tomorrow, one group of young Floridians will be keenly interested.They...
high school classroom, school, education

FL Supreme Court ends longstanding education lawsuit, ruling against advocates fighting for better schools

The Florida Supreme Court on Friday ended a nearly 10-year-long education lawsuit, ruling against attorneys and advocacy groups fighting to improve education in Florida...

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist will join felons who’ve served their sentences to register to...

U. S, Rep. Charlie Crist will literally lead the way for those in St. Petersburg to register to vote this coming Tuesday, when the...
Florida Phoenix

Legislators trying once again to suppress direct democracy

Over the past few decades, Floridians frustrated that the Legislature won’t advance important reforms have gone directly to the ballot box to pass amendments...
inauguration

From campaigning to governing: Inauguration frenzy hits Tallahassee

After all the campaigning, debating and vote counting last fall, Ron DeSantis will be sworn in as Florida’s 46th governor on Tuesday and start...

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