Politics & Law

For all you Florida Legislature watchers: We follow the dollars

The Florida Republican and Democratic parties raised more than $6.2 million in contributions in the run-up to this spring’s Florida legislative session, according to...

Republican-led Senate advances sweeping criminal justice reform package

The Republican-led Florida Senate advanced sweeping reforms to Florida’s criminal justice system Tuesday, as former inmates and their families pled for the state to...
Schools

It’s not a strike, it’s a “walk-in”: Educators to rally for traditional public schools

With the governor and Republican lawmakers pushing to expand vouchers for kids to attend private schools, educators and supporters across the state plan to...

Gov. DeSantis and the Cabinet are going to Jerusalem next month on taxpayers’ dime,...

In about five weeks, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the three members of the Florida Cabinet will fly to Israel to promote Florida as a...

Meet Florida’s Mean Gang

Along the Panhandle’s Emerald coast, property owners are putting up hostile fences to keep the public off the sugar-sand beaches that everyone has used...

On Tax Day, Florida Democrats call for state version of federal earned income tax...

Saying Florida’s tax system is ranked among the nation’s most regressive, Democrats and advocates for the poor on Monday called on state lawmakers to...
Florida Capitol

DeSantis presses campuses to underscore free speech rights

Florida doesn’t suffer greatly from free-speech drama at its colleges and universities, as even Gov. Ron DeSantis concedes. Nevertheless, the governor is encouraging the...
DeSantis

Public HS grad DeSantis touts vouchers for non-public schools

A public-school graduate, Gov. Ron DeSantis decided Monday to visit a private Christian school to push his education agenda for Florida, touting what he...

Forced Consent is Cause for Concern

As bills restricting young people’s access to abortion are once again being considered by the Florida Legislature, my thoughts turn to my own children....
Florida's surgeon general

Is Gov. DeSantis’ pick for FL surgeon general qualified, based on state law?

Amid the allegations, scrutiny and bad press over Gov. DeSantis’ pick for Florida’s surgeon general comes a fundamental question:Is Dr. Scott Rivkees qualified, by...

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