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Smoking ban for all Florida beaches?

A state lawmaker wants to ban smoking on Florida beaches statewide.Sarasota House Republican (and soon to be GOP state party chairman) Joe Gruters filed...

Crossing the aisle: Florida congressmen help craft bipartisan bill to combat global warming pollution

The Trump administration is thumbing its nose at international efforts to combat the pollution that causes global warming, but three Florida congressmen – all...
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Proposed new law targets people holding cell phones while driving

Florida was one of the last states in the country to impose sanctions on motorists who text while driving, but critics call the current...
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We meant what we voted

Straight out of the Florida Department of Oh-No-You-Didn’t, Governor-elect Ron DeSantis and other Republican politicians are now claiming they need to “implement” the ballot...
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Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis’s inner circle

Here’s a look at who Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis has picked to head up the key positions in the governor's office:Shane Strum, Chief of StaffNow...
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Where’s the housing help for Hurricane Michael victims? Rubio demands answers

Two months have passed since Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida’s Panhandle - the fourth-strongest storm ever to hit the U.S. With victims struggling in...
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Will Florida try again for state tax incentives to attract the film industry?

Eight years ago, Florida kicked off a program to try to attract the film industry – and the jobs and publicity that come with...

The haves and have nots in state worker pay: Disparity looms large in Florida’s...

Tens of thousands of state workers earn an annual salary below the state average of roughly $43,500, but some high-echelon public employees earn six-figure...
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Justice in jeopardy – the reshaping of Florida’s Supreme Court

Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis’ looming appointments of three Florida Supreme Court justices bring into stark relief the urgent need to institute a fair, nonpartisan, and...
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The strange world of banned books in Florida prisons

More than eight years after it was published, author Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow continues to reap praise for its depiction of the...

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