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Electric-vehicle bill picks up an odd passenger: fuel pipelines

A bill to build electric-vehicle charging stations on Florida highways has turned into a broader piece of legislation that alarms clean-energy advocates.The advocates fear...

DOT damage-avoidance graphic fails to ease fears about new highways through wild Florida

Florida transportation authorities released a map this week showing areas designated for little or no damage from construction of three new highways through rural...
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Public union workers would face new regulations under a bill headed to the FL...

Teachers, fire fighters, and other public workers would face new regulations if they want to remain members of a public-employee union under a bill...

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

Forty percent of Florida lawmakers in the House and Senate are sponsoring legislation to make it illegal for an employer to fire a worker...
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Bill would end tenure of long-time public advocate on utilities with major rate cases...

Legislation that would force out veteran Public Counsel J.R. Kelly, who represents ordinary utility customers before the Florida Public Service Commission, passed its first...

Appeal court sustains Florida House’s subpoena of Visit Florida’s ‘Emeril’ contract

A state appeal court has handed a victory to the Florida House in a dispute over financial records kept by the company that produced...

Slap-down against Democrat Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried: GOP votes to take away her energy...

The Republican-controlled budget committee in the Florida House voted Wednesday to wrest control of the state Office of Energy away from the state's lone...

A change in Florida’s rules of court just made work life easier for women

A rules change for the legal profession went little noticed outside the legal press, but could make life and work vastly better for women...

Licensing reforms for occupations: Will they help or hurt the public?

Stacey Reiser, a barber at Meena’s Spa & Salon, has been cutting hair for decades and she’s worried about what’s going on in the...

FL Senate budget plan includes a 3 percent pay hike for state workers

State workers would be in line for a 3 percent raise, with correctional officers working in the state prison system receiving a little more...

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