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Environmental-protection and home-rule groups call on FL governor to stand up...

A bevy of bills blocking local efforts to convert to clean energy, protect water quality and protect farm land passed this week in the...

Preempted again: Key West clean-water referenda may sink under cruise-ship legislation...

Clean-water referenda approved by Key West voters in November will be overturned under cruise-ship-friendly legislation approved in the Florida House and Senate and sent...

Overreach? Local leaders fight proposals in FL Legislature to control police...

Twenty-eight elected officials from around Florida sent a letter to the Capitol Tuesday opposing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ “combating public disorder” initiative, saying it interferes...

DeSantis signs bill prohibiting Florida cities from banning any sunscreens —...

With summer at hand, Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law a bill prohibiting Key West and all other Florida cities from banning any...

Florida Republicans embrace the heavy-handed Big Government they once derided

OCCUPIED TALLAHASSEE — While our reality show government lurches from atrocity to atrocity, here in the state capital, your imperial Legislature asserts more and...

Progressives condemn the state’s conservative attacks on home rule

Labor representatives, environmentalists, LGBTQ supporters, and others gathered in the Capitol Thursday to condemn legislative attacks on home rule that are killing progressive policies...

Analysis: Preemption is ‘heavy-handed’ tool to suppress local governments

Policy analysts said Monday that state lawmakers’ use of a strategy called preemption is increasingly striking down local government decisions, particularly progressive regulations more...

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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