Politics & Law

U.S. House votes to torpedo DeVos student loan rule

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a resolution Thursday that would overturn a Trump administration rule that critics say guts protections for defrauded student...

Preliminary FL House budget plan falls short of DeSantis’ proposal for raising teacher pay

The Florida House has come up well short of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plan to boost starting teacher pay to $47,500 a year and to...

PAC report: December saw DeSantis committee’s strongest fundraising haul of 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ political committee closed 2019 by collecting more than $1.2 million, including two gifts of $100,000, according to data compiled by the...

U.S. House votes to send impeachment articles to the Senate

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Wednesday approved a resolution that sends impeachment articles to the Senate and names seven impeachment managers to serve...

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi picks Florida’s Val Demings to make case for ousting President...

WASHINGTON — Florida Democratic Rep. Val Demings often discusses her resume as she describes her unlikely rise to Congress. She’s the daughter of a maid...

State health experts ask Congress for help combating opioid crisis

WASHINGTON — States need sustained, flexible federal funding to support programs working to reduce deaths and addiction from opioids and other drugs, state health...

‘Greener’ GOP still stalling on clean energy and climate change in FL

Florida Republicans belatedly acknowledging climate change and its harm to the state are looking ‘greener’ than they have in decades, but critics say it...

There’s plenty to cheer conservatives in Gov. DeSantis’ State of the State speech

Gov. Ron DeSantis delivered a State of the State address Tuesday that mixed progressive rhetoric with conservative priorities including a hard line on taxes,...
House

The FL Legislature is a male bastion: Several committees that create state laws have...

Senator Annette Taddeo is the only female on the Florida Senate’s Banking and Insurance committee, a big-money committee that deals with financial regulations and...

Recreational marijuana initiative will not be on the 2020 ballot in Florida

Florida voters will not get a chance this year to decide whether recreational marijuana should be allowed in the state.The Make It Legal Florida...

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