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Conservative FL Supreme Court upholds restrictive rules for licensing medical marijuana...

The Florida Supreme Court has upheld Florida’s regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries that benefit select companies while erecting hurdles for smaller enterprises. The court rejected...

Charity-based bingo comes out a winner, removed from new gambling regulations

Northwest Florida bingo players and others around the state are safe from legislative efforts to change the game they love, thanks to State Sen....

FL Legislature’s special session on gambling advances but exposes squeamishness

Just before his panel voted Monday to advance legislation connected to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ big gambling deal, Republican Rep. Nick DiCeglie, from Pinellas County,...

FL Legislature opens gambling special session by nixing possibility of online...

In the first day of a special legislative session on gambling in Florida, a big part of the deal appears to have been taken...

Casino opponents pledge lawsuit if FL Legislature expands gambling, but how...

How likely are the anti-casino gambling forces in Florida to take the state to court if the Legislature approves Gov. Ron DeSantis’ proposed gambling...

Anti-tobacco groups on blocking local governments from regulating products: ‘It’s only...

Following Gov. Ron DeSantis signature of a new law that will raise the legal age to purchase tobacco or nicotine products and block local...

DeSantis and his confederates in FL’s GOP Legislature: They don’t care...

Every year, I think the Florida Legislature can’t get any worse. Every year, I’m wrong. Let’s start with the hypocrisy. Republicans used to embrace local government,...

FL consumers get more sales-tax holidays, but big businesses are the...

The Florida Legislature’s $101.5 billion budget, bolstered by billions in federal funding, threw some popular tidbits out for everyday consumers in the form of...

Massive 2021-22 state budget for FL approved: Pitfalls for some struggling...

With the COVID-19 pandemic upending people's lives, many Florida families are struggling to make ends meet — hoping for financial relief to cope with...

For families trying to make ends meet, FL moms and babies...

For mothers and babies in Florida who rely on health care through Medicaid, the GOP-controlled Florida Legislature has made a promise: After a mother...

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