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The Legislature inserted groups tied to right-wing donors into Florida’s new law on civics...

A little-noticed bill on civics education made its way to passage in the Legislature this spring, as lawmakers were scurrying to finish key legislation...
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FL joining key multi-state elections coalition to check voter registrations

Florida will join a key multi-state voter registration integrity coalition that will allow officials to spot duplicate registrations and identify registered voters who have...

Florida execution planned tomorrow

Florida is preparing to execute Gary Ray Bowles Thursday for one in a string of murders targeting gay men during the 1990s. If the...
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March For Our Lives movement unveils proposals to take on gun violence

The Florida students who galvanized into a national gun-control movement after their high school was the site of a mass shooting have released a...

Florida’s biggest corporations got a half-billion-dollar present from the Legislature

Despite Republican control of the state House and Senate, Florida Democrats say they plan to try next year to repeal a new state law...

A special legislative session on guns? Florida’s House Democratic caucus is pushing for it

(Updated) Florida legislative Democrats are calling on the Secretary of State to hold a special legislative session to consider proposals to combat gun violence.Republican...
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New poll reveals the politics and policies of education, with some surprises

In a broad look at some of the thorny issues in public education, a new nationwide poll from Harvard reveals the political chasms over...

FL legislator files bill to compensate exonerated man who spent 43 years in prison

The Florida state Senate’s Democratic leader has filed legislation to provide compensation for a 76-year-old man who was released from prison earlier this year...

It’s called ‘the Department of Corrections’ not ‘the Department of Punishment’

When it comes to reforming Florida’s criminal justice system, “everyone’s generally for it – the question is what that means,” Tallahassee lobbyist and clemency...
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Florida gets more federal disaster aid for storm that hit two years ago

Florida now qualifies for federal disaster money that will cover 90 percent of  the damage from 2017’s Hurricane Irma, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday....

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