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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...

Reducing reliance on foreign oil: State lawmakers promote electric vehicle options...

Predicting a surge in the use of electric vehicles in the Sunshine State, Florida lawmakers are sponsoring various bills to promote transportation technologies and...

More elderly and ill prisoners would be eligible for release under...

State Rep. Bobby DuBose filed legislation this week that would expand the use of medical releases for gravely ill prisoners and create a system...

Senate budget chief: ‘You can’t incarcerate your way out of crime’

Nonviolent drug felons don’t belong in Florida’s expensive, overcrowded prisons, says state Sen. Rob Bradley, a prosecutor and a Republican, and the Senate Criminal...

Ballooning overtime pay in FL prisons: One of the myriad problems...

Last year Florida paid $77 million in overtime to staff its state prisons, an exploding price tag stemming from the inability to hire and...

Florida’s lack of dental care hurts low-income and rural residents

More Floridians live in areas where there is a lack of dental care than any other state in the nation, according to a new...

State Senate approves bill to let sick people smoke weed: House...

Sick Floridians are on the verge of having access to smokable medical marijuana. In a 34-4 vote on Thursday, the Florida Senate sent a bill...

If you steal a $300 bike, it’s a felony? Lawmakers want...

Stealing anything in Florida worth $300 or more is felony grand theft, a figure that hasn’t changed since 1986. Now, lawmakers are trying to boost...

Power to the people? Lawmakers want to ditch a state commission...

From prohibiting offshore oil and gas drilling to phasing out the troubled industry of greyhound racing, Floridians went to the polls last November to...

The Legislature just tried to make it harder for Florida patients...

A Florida Senate committee on Monday reluctantly advanced a bill that would let Floridians smoke medical marijuana but added a series of barriers that...

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