Politics & Law

Making history: Reporters vote for a union at Jacksonville’s 154-year-old daily paper

Sick of stagnant pay, shrinking benefits,  and newsroom layoffs, reporters and other workers at the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville voted to join a national...
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Orlando City Council approves Trust Act

(UPDATE) The Orlando City Council on Monday became the first municipality in the South to pass what is called the "Trust Act," which would...
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Rush job on school safety law causes mental-health conundrum for families, no help from...

In the rushed, traumatic days following the February shootings at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, lawmakers scrambled to approve broad gun reforms and...
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What’s it like being a Muslim running for office this election year?

If Saima Farooqui wins the Aug. 28 primary in her South Florida district, she will make history as one of the first American Muslims...

Tom Steyer’s NextGen America ground troops begin their march into Florida for Andrew Gillum

As he frequently says on the campaign trail, Andrew Gillum is the only non-millionaire running for the Democratic nomination for governor. Now, he’s trying...
Florida Phoenix

National Rifle Association gives Adam Putnam its top rating

It's that time of year in Tallahassee, when the National Rifle Association weighs in with its annual grades of every candidate on the ballot...

Koch brothers set up new political committee to funnel cash in governor’s race, Politico...

Politico reports this morning that a political group backed by Republican mega-donors the Koch Brothers is setting up shop in Florida, presumably to funnel...
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Even more charter schools in Florida? Fall ballot could be “game changer”

Some two decades ago, Florida introduced a new type of public school – the “charter” - designed to be free from bureaucracy and run...

Green groups sue to block Trump’s offshore drilling plan in Gulf of Mexico

Four environmental groups filed a lawsuit today against the Trump administration for its decision to open more than 78 million acres of the Gulf...
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The Florida Legislature keeps stomping on local laws

After the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in South Florida, the mayors of twenty Florida cities filed a legal challenge to...

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