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Bill phasing out retirement pensions for state and local workers passes FL Senate

The Florida Senate voted, 24-16, along party lines on Thursday to stop offering the state's traditional pension plan to new hires beginning next year,...
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House moves $1B online sales tax giveaway for business owners a step closer to...

Legislation extending collection of the state sales tax on online purchases — and using the $1 billion it would raise to spare businesses an...

FL is suing the feds over shuttered cruise industry amid continued COVID crisis

The state of Florida filed a lawsuit Thursday against the federal government over the shuttered cruise industry, which has been closed for months during...

Conservation groups sue federal government over fisheries rule they say endangers sea turtles

Conservation groups are suing a federal agency over a fisheries rule they say endangers rare sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico and waters...

Piney Point threatens Tampa Bay, but other FL estuaries are in trouble, too

Even if you live outside of Florida, you’ve probably heard of Tampa Bay. It’s a popular, if if somewhat vague, sports team “location.” The...

Carmakers’ new designs make electric vehicles green and sexy as Biden pushes for EV...

Electric vehicles are selling fast in Florida, thanks to consumer demand and carmakers that know a revolution when they see one. Florida already is a...

FL disappointed in U.S. Supreme Court ruling on long-running water wars between FL and...

The Associated Press reported Thursday that the U.S. Supreme Court "unanimously dismissed Florida's water lawsuit against Georgia on Thursday," following years of legal battles. The...

Biden to unveil $2T plan to rebuild infrastructure, create jobs, move to clean energy

WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden on Wednesday in Pennsylvania will unveil a nearly $2 trillion infrastructure package to rebuild highways and bridges, along with funding programs for housing,...

Gov. DeSantis’ vow to block ‘vaccine passports’ in FL speaks to the anxieties of...

Gov. Ron DeSantis may or may not enjoy the legal authority to ban COVID “vaccine passports” in Florida, but the issue allows him to...

With his signature, Gov. DeSantis makes limits on COVID-related lawsuits state law

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation into law Monday that will make it harder for working Floridians and consumers to sue businesses, medical providers, and...

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