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Alcee Hastings

South FL Democratic Congressman Alcee Hastings reveals he has pancreatic cancer

Longtime U.S. Representative Alcee Hastings announced on Monday that he’s been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer but has no immediate plans to step down from...

Gov. DeSantis picks second new justice for Florida Supreme Court

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday made his second pick for the Florida Supreme Court - Robert J. Luck, of the Third District Court of...
rick scott

Thanks but no thanks, Rick Scott

On the same night Donald Trump got on national television to spew a pack of nonsense about the border “crisis,” Florida’s ultimate bottom-feeder, Rick...

Righting a Florida wrong: Groveland Four pardoned after nearly 70 years

In a travesty of justice that has marred Florida’s history, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s clemency board gave pardons Friday to the “Groveland...
Florida Phoenix

GOP lawmaker files extreme anti-abortion “heartbeat” bill in Florida House

Pensacola House Republican Mike Hill has filed restrictive anti-abortion legislation that would prohibit a pregnant woman from getting an abortion in Florida if a...

DeSantis says Trump may not have authority to swipe disaster funds to pay for...

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis expressed concern on Friday about reports that President Donald Trump is considering taking disaster relief money – including tax dollars...

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...

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