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FL governor signs pro-cop, anti-protest legislation into law; critics say it...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Monday the pro-police, anti-protest legislation he has been pushing since September in the wake of civil unrest...

Governor-backed anti-protest bill wins final approval despite passionate dissent

After a long and fraught debate in the Florida Senate about racial inequity and civil unrest, the Republican majority delivered to Gov. Ron DeSantis...

Despite barrage of pushback, state Senate committee narrowly approves controversial anti-protest...

Senate Democrats, one Republican and scores of witnesses who traveled from across the state of Florida waged an eight-hour fight Friday against anti-protest legislation...

Showdown: History repeats as Black Lives Matter supporters plan to protest...

Racial tension and partisan rancor coloring the 2021 Florida legislative session is likely to be on full view Friday, when civil-rights advocates and their...

Fiery debate ushers in House passage of racially charged ‘public disorder’...

A racially charged debate Friday in the Florida Capitol spotlighted fears of systemic racism, police brutality, hate crimes, and riotous behavior — with Black...

House Republicans push anti-‘disorder bill,’ snub Democrats’ efforts to shield the...

A Republican-led effort to fend off “public disorder” and any local effort to “defund the police” met heated opposition in the Florida House of...

Policing and voting: Republicans in FL Legislature and Democrats in Congress...

With Democrats now in control of Congress, lawmakers at the federal level are advancing policing reforms, expanding voting rights, requiring use of face masks...

Faith leaders condemn FL plan to crack down on protests, call...

Faith leaders with the Florida Poor People’s Campaign say a state effort to “combat rioting, looting, and violence” is an attack on Floridians’ right...

Lawmakers push to remove Confederate leaders’ birthdays from public holidays; add...

Florida's list of legal holidays includes Confederate leaders' birthdays and  racist events in history, and Democrats in the state Legislature say it's time to...

Black lawmakers insist policing reforms to make FL safer for all...

Reforms making policing and policed communities safer “cannot wait,” Black Florida lawmakers said Tuesday in announcing measures they intend to push as a caucus...

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