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Florida public school officials are still allowed to paddle little kids...

State Sen. Annette Taddeo stood before colleagues this spring looking for support to ban corporal punishment at school – a form of discipline, usually...

A “superhighway of hate:” Extremism is flourishing in Florida

From hate speech to hate groups to hate crimes, Florida faces a broad atmosphere of hatred that has been escalating for years, though residents...

Saying solitary confinement is cruel, groups file suit against state

Laurette Philipsen served more than eight years at a Florida prison for grand theft. Undoubtedly the worst part of her time at Marion County’s...

Republican-led Senate advances sweeping criminal justice reform package

The Republican-led Florida Senate advanced sweeping reforms to Florida’s criminal justice system Tuesday, as former inmates and their families pled for the state to...

Some state lawmakers vote to add special review before juveniles are...

Florida juveniles wouldn’t be tossed into the adult court system until a judge gets a chance to review their criminal cases under a bill...

Some legislators want undocumented immigrants to get FL driver’s licenses

Republican lawmakers are pushing bills that would deport more undocumented immigrants detained by Florida law-enforcement agencies. On Wednesday, two Democratic lawmakers announced an entirely...

In the Florida Legislature, there may be a new attitude toward...

In a crowded legislative committee meeting room at Florida’s Capitol, six prison wardens assembled to tell state lawmakers exactly how years of inadequate funding...

A blow to critics who don’t want FL classroom teachers to...

After pleas from educators and other critics who don’t want educators to be armed, key lawmakers have voted to allow classroom teachers to carry...

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...

Women’s March in D.C. is filled with controversy: FL Congresswoman Debbie...

Two years ago this weekend, more than half-a-million people descended on Washington D.C. for the first Women’s March. Similar rallies were held around Florida...

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