Working & The Economy

“We Can’t Afford Florida” shouted renters at a news conference in the state Capitol

Frustrated renters spoke out Wednesday at a Florida Housing Justice Alliance press conference in the state Capitol.Trenise Bryant, housing organizer of Miami Workers Center...

FL House budget plan shifts $240 million in affordable housing funds to other spending...

The Florida House plans another raid on state affordable housing funds in its budget proposal for 2020-21.In a plan released by the House Transportation...

Gov. DeSantis in Washington for unveiling of Trump’s Middle East peace plan

Gov. Ron DeSantis traveled to Washington Tuesday to participate in talks between President Trump and Israeli leaders during which the administration is expected to...
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House bill adds new membership requirements for public unions; critics call it ‘union-busting’

Teachers, police officers, and other public workers will face a new bureaucratic hurdle if they want to remain members of a public-employee union under...

Florida lawmakers in D.C. aim to stamp out hair-based discrimination

WASHINGTON — About a year ago, a New Jersey teen was forced to cut his dreadlocks in order to participate in a high school...

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...

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