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Getting driving privileges back for millions of FL motorists

More than 2 million Florida motorists have had their driver’s licenses suspended because, in many cases, they failed to pay fines, fees, or other...

Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech

Here is the text of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I have a dream" speech, which changed the conversation of our nation and inspired...

Dems respond to Gov. DeSantis: What about Medicaid expansion, affordable housing, higher wages for...

Shortly after Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis delivered his second state-of-the-state address on Tuesday, Florida Democrats and their allies gathered to raise issues that they...
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Prepaid tuition program issuing refunds to thousands of families, worth $511 million

About 224,000 families in the popular Florida Prepaid College Program will receive refunds or rate reductions, officials announced Monday, with the refunds averaging $4,700...

FL Supreme Court tosses electric utility deregulation proposal off the 2020 ballot

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment that sought to deregulate Florida’s electric utility market, saying the ballot summary...

Protests, rallies and marches, as state workers, educators, push for livable wages, raises, and...

Florida’s state workers are planning massive protests and rallies across Florida this month, hoping to put pressure on lawmakers and Gov. Ron DeSantis to...

Hemp rules: CBD in food and animal feed now regulated; permits to grow hemp...

Rules regulating use of hemp extract in food, dairy products and animal feed in Florida took effect Jan. 1, but growers eager for permits...

Workplace protections for medical marijuana users: FL lawmakers, advocates hope to pass 2020 law

As medical marijuana use continues to gain popularity in Florida, advocates and lawmakers want to ensure that qualified patients in the workplace won’t get...
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Harnessing sun power: Florida and California taking different paths to solar

On opposite coasts, Florida and California are both famous for sunshine. But their approaches to harnessing sunshine for power are as disparate as their...

Daily exposure to trauma means stress disorder for Florida’s first responders

Tampa paramedic Steve LaDue was attending a funeral for a fellow first responder when another colleague collapsed with a heart attack. As he was...

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