Politics & Law

Hiding Piney Point toxic waste underground may give us a taste of super-nasty water

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference at Piney Point, the old phosphate processing plant near Tampa Bay. Only a week earlier, Piney...

FL House passes controversial bill affecting transgender athletes, despite hours of opposition

Amid a national debate over the rights of transgender kids on the playing field, the state House in Florida voted 77 to 40 to...

Glitches, loopholes led to “some of the chicanery” that occurred in elections involving some...

In elections last fall, Florida's Senate Democrats lost an incumbent colleague with the last name of Rodriguez, who was beaten by just 34 votes...

Benjamin Crump: He’s filed civil suits on behalf of Black victims, collecting millions for...

Attorney Benjamin Crump was standing in a snow storm Tuesday, watching the mother of yet another young Black son weep as she described the...

FL faith leaders call on lawmakers to address racial disparities: ‘We are in the...

Faith leaders from across the state warned Wednesday that pending legislation in the Florida Legislature will threaten the lives of minorities and likely increase...

“You can’t defend the indefensible”: House Republicans silent as Dems try to soften attack...

An emotionally-charged and long-dreaded conversation is fully on display in the Florida Legislature, with the life and liberties of some of Florida's most vulnerable...

Las Vegas and Florida tourism leaders push for help from feds for sputtering travel...

WASHINGTON—Witnesses on a Senate panel Tuesday stressed the need for a continued vaccine rollout effort by the federal government as a vital part of...

Gun-violence cures sought by FL Democrats snubbed by GOP; Biden plan invests billions in...

UPDATE: In a related matter, compromise legislation on policing reforms sought by the Florida Legislative Black Caucus is scheduled for introduction Thursday in the...

Gov. DeSantis announces ‘last chapter’ for Piney Point, promises legal consequences for the eco-disaster...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday declared the ecological emergency ended at the old Piney Point fertilizer plant in Manatee County, which forced release of...

U.S. Sens. Rubio and Scott join battle to reopen shuttered cruise industry by July...

Anxious to get one of Florida's biggest industries afloat, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott have introduced legislation to bypass sailing restrictions set...

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