Politics & Law

Mucarsel-Powell and other critics predict Trump would break promise to ban offshore drilling

South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, long an opponent of offshore oil drilling in waters off Florida’s coastlines, predicts President Donald Trump has no intention...

Fight over Renatha Francis’ seat on the Supreme Court is winding down —...

The legal fight over Renatha Francis's appointment to the Florida Supreme Court appears to be coming to a close, and this much now is...

Senate GOP emergency relief plan leaves out direct aid to states

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans unveiled their latest coronavirus relief proposal Tuesday but were met with swift objections from Democrats.The GOP plan failed to include...

On campaign trail in FL, Trump reverses course, extends ban on offshore oil drilling;...

President Donald Trump, on the campaign trail in Jupiter Tuesday, signed an order extending a moratorium on oil drilling off Florida’s Gulf and Atlantic...

FL’s jobless still waiting for new $300 federal supplement; work-search waiver extended

Update: At 5:46 p.m. Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis' office announced that "eligible Floridians should anticipate receiving benefits from the LWA program this week."...
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Cops on campuses are supposed to keep kids safe, but may do more harm...

In 2018, the Florida Legislature passed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act with the intention of curbing school violence following the...

Frank DeFilippo: Are Democrats Mean Enough?

In the great game of politics, Democrats, as a party, lack a mean streak. Too often they seem fixated on agendas, searching for the...

Gov. DeSantis asks FL Supreme Court to stand pat in allowing Renatha Francis to...

Attorneys for Gov. Ron DeSantis have asked the Florida Supreme Court to reject a state lawmaker’s petition to reconsider its refusal to block Renatha...

Gov. DeSantis demands counties provide granular details of their responses to COVID-19

Gov. Ron DeSantis has written to officials in Florida’s 67 counties requesting details of all actions they’ve taken in response to COVID-19.The governor announced...

FL releases more federal housing aid to local governments

Renters and homeowners struggling to pay for housing may qualify for more help from the state following release Friday of $45 million for pandemic...

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