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FL Legislature approves police reform package; Black lawmakers call it a...

A package of policing-reform measures pushed by the Florida Legislative Black Caucus in response to police killings of unarmed Black people was approved Thursday...

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...

FEA lawsuit backed by a wall of national and local teacher...

In a continuing legal battle over who's in charge of reopening public schools during COVID-19, the Florida Education Association has collected a line of...

Senators on sentencing reform: Sometimes justice demands a second chance

A package of criminal justice reforms that would put fewer Floridians behind bars was approved Tuesday by senators who said it represents justice overdue. “This...

The fate of seriously ill prisoners: shackled to a hospital bed...

Felicia Harvey wanted to help her big brother who was very sick. Brian Harvey was dying from colon cancer. His younger sister, who goes by...

Another setback for the LGBTQ community: Anti-discrimination bills stall in the...

Forty percent of Florida lawmakers in the House and Senate are sponsoring legislation to make it illegal for an employer to fire a worker...

A coalition of bipartisan lawmakers and businesses call for stronger protections...

A group of bipartisan Florida lawmakers say momentum is building for legislation that would extend anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ residents in the state. House and...

Democrats have a few questions for Florida’s new surgeon general

A brief exchange in the Florida Senate Health Policy Committee on Tuesday could foreshadow a rough confirmation process for state Surgeon General Scott Rivkees. Republican...

Helping addicts survive: FL lawmakers advance statewide needle exchange program

Five Florida cities made the top ten list for new U.S. HIV cases in 2016, the most recent year of data analyzed by the...

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