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GOP lawmaker files extreme anti-abortion “heartbeat” bill in Florida House

Pensacola House Republican Mike Hill has filed restrictive anti-abortion legislation that would prohibit a pregnant woman from getting an abortion in Florida if a...

Lawmakers file bill to expand needle-exchange program in Florida

A pair of Florida legislators are attempting once again to expand a Miami-Dade County program which encourages drug addicts to exchange dirty needles for...

Legislators trying once again to suppress direct democracy

Over the past few decades, Floridians frustrated that the Legislature won’t advance important reforms have gone directly to the ballot box to pass amendments...

Smoking ban for all Florida beaches?

A state lawmaker wants to ban smoking on Florida beaches statewide.Sarasota House Republican (and soon to be GOP state party chairman) Joe Gruters filed...

“I swear to tell the truth:” Lawmaker files bill that would...

It’s no secret that the Legislature is a place where lawmakers and lobbyists sometimes – shall we say -  stretch the truth to make...

Dumbing down Florida education

Florida Republicans have once again demonstrated their contempt for education by making former House Speaker Richard Corcoran Commissioner of Education. It’s not merely that...

DeSantis administration appoints two Democrats as agency heads

Two Democrats have been tapped to serve as agency heads in the new administration of Republican Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis.Jared Moskowitz, a former South Florida...

Florida Republicans are back with more bills targeting undocumented immigrants for...

In recent years, some Florida Republicans have campaigned hard on cracking down on undocumented immigrants -  but have had little to show for their...

A tribute to T.K. Wetherell

T.K. Wetherell was one of a kind.A few days shy of his 73rd birthday, the former house speaker, former president of Florida State University...

Numerous government officials are to blame in the tragic shooting at...

A new 157-page draft report on the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School reveals the myriad failures on the part of school officials,...

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