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College coaching icons join North Florida lawmakers in calling for Hurricane Michael relief funding

With both Congress and the Florida Legislature yet to pass disaster relief funding for Panhandle residents devastated by last fall’s Hurricane Michael, who better...
Florida Supreme Court

FL Supreme Court Justice Charles Canady issues order to cut restrictions on public court...

Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles T. Canady has come to the aid of Floridians who want to see public records stashed in county...

New report says U.S. lets oil industry write its own rules, doesn’t have proper...

Nine years ago this week, the worst oil spill ever to hit the U.S. happened at the BP’s Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil...
State Capitol

More secrecy than sunshine: Lawmakers push for exemptions to public records, open meetings laws

Florida has long been known for “government-in-the-sunshine” – laws that promote transparency and the public’s right to know about elected officials, open meetings and...
Florida Capitol

Florida House votes to require parental consent for teen girls seeking abortion; similar legislation...

A major move to restrict reproductive rights in Florida advanced on Wednesday evening when the Florida House voted 69-44 to require teenage girls to...

Gov. DeSantis links today’s Venezuela political situation to Cuba Bay of Pigs invasion

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday linked efforts to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.“They...

Teachers with guns: Republican-led Legislature a step closer to allowing it

A proposal that would allow teachers to legally carry guns on school campuses is one step closer to becoming law, after the full Florida...
Florida Capitol

Heads up: the Legislature is about to start work on your new state budget

It will be a mad dash for the cash as Florida lawmakers put together a new state budget.Senate Appropriations Chairman Rob Bradley, a Clay...
Ron DeSantis

Gov. DeSantis meeting with Trump official, billionaire, and lunching at the Coral Gables Biltmore

Gov. Ron DeSantis is meeting today  – for the second time in two weeks – with National Security Adviser John Bolton, who has been...

U.S. presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar pledges to work for Hurricane Michael disaster relief

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar came to Tallahassee this week, and was immediately asked about a federal-state issue that’s top of mind for Panhandle residents:...

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