Politics & Law

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor’s moment

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor has represented Tampa in the House of Representatives for the past dozen years, but her national profile has suddenly gone...
Government workers and their allies protested in front of old Capitol on Thursday

FL government workers and their allies rally for government shutdown to end

With the partial government shutdown now in its 20th day, federal government workers and their allies marched and held a rally in front of...
algae bloom

DeSantis issues broad directive on water pollution, but something big is missing

UPDATED to include South Florida Water Management District board resignationsGov. Ron DeSantis got headlines and photo opportunities Thursday for a major executive order he...

Fl conservationist Manley Fuller leaving state for new job

One of Florida’s best known environmental leaders, Florida Wildlife Federation Executive Director Manley Fuller, is leaving Florida for a new job in North Carolina.Fuller...

New Atty General Ashley Moody addresses human trafficking

In one of her first actions as Florida's new Attorney General, Ashley Moody called on Floridians to take an active role in combating human...

Pardons may finally come for the Groveland Four: Gov. DeSantis and Cabinet members to...

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Cabinet members are scheduled to discuss the Groveland Four case on Friday, potentially paving the way for full pardons for...
Members of Equality Florida and legislative Democrats at the state Capitol

Gov. Ron DeSantis disappoints the LGBTQ community

Relations between the LGBTQ community and the Rick Scott administration were rocky, to say the least, over the past eight years. Will it be...

New survey: Fl middle and HS schools “not safe” for most LGBTQ students

Most Florida middle and high school students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) have experienced everything from homophobic remarks to harassment,...

Gov. DeSantis appoints Cuban-American judge Barbara Lagoa to Florida Supreme Court

In his first pick for the Florida Supreme Court, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday appointed Barbara Lagoa  -- a Cuban-American judge who is the...

Women in politics: As of today 2 of 3 members of the FL Cabinet...

With all the inaugural festivities surrounding Florida’s new governor, don’t forget the political significance of the two women who also were sworn in on...

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