Politics & Law

Gov. DeSantis throws a monkey wrench into efforts to improve FL’s paltry unemployment benefits

There’s a new obstacle to increasing Florida’s unemployment benefits, which rank among the stingiest in the United States: Gov. Ron DeSantis “Increase benefits? Look, no,”...

Gov. DeSantis returns to Fox News to lob fresh bombs at the Biden administration

Gov. Ron DeSantis went on Fox News again Sunday to criticize the Biden administration over its immigration policy and promote his own initiatives against...
Gwen Graham

Gwen Graham, long-time Florida political figure, tapped for assistant secretary in U.S. Department of...

President Joe Biden intends to nominate former North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham to serve as an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Education. If...
Schools

Male lawmaker who proposed cutting pay for mostly female school board members has retreated

State Rep. Sam Garrison changed his legislation on cutting pay for mostly female school board members following some "good dialogue" with his colleagues in...

Black advocates push back on designating Juneteenth as a holiday in FL, saying ‘it...

Advocates for Black history urged state lawmakers Friday to forgo recognizing June 19, a day commemorating the ending of slavery, as a state recognized...

State House tax holidays: Clothing, shoes, tents, snorkels, fishing rods and insect repellant, but...

A multi-million-dollar tax package approved by the House Ways & Means Committee on Friday includes everything from a "Freedom Week" sales tax holiday and...

School districts and families are divided: Should masks still be in place in the...

Florida schoolchildren are nearing the end of an entire school year under the impacts of COVID-19, and administrators are planning for the next academic...

Governor-backed anti-protest bill wins final approval despite passionate dissent

After a long and fraught debate in the Florida Senate about racial inequity and civil unrest, the Republican majority delivered to Gov. Ron DeSantis...

Nearly a year after George Floyd’s death, a start for police reforms in FL...

Eleven months after the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and a recent incident in Minnesota involving the death of Daunte...

Senate’s toned-down voting bill fails to stop backlash from election officials and voting-rights groups

Republican state lawmakers are backing down from plans to ban ballot drop boxes and to make it harder to request mail-in ballots, but that...

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