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Trump administration food stamp cuts will hurt Florida’s neediest

Nikki Fried, the only Democrat on Florida’s elected Cabinet, is denouncing the U.S. Agriculture Department’s attempt to cut off food stamp eligibility for more...
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A Florida pension that’s still working

Pensions are vanishing from the American workplace.But Florida has a pension fund that is thriving and plays an important role in the lives of...

Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez is at the Pentagon today

Due to an editor's error, we incorrectly reported that Gov. Ron DeSantis is visiting the Pentagon today. It's actually Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez who...

Campaign to raise Florida’s minimum wage to $15 an hour kicks off

Orlando lawyer John Morgan on Monday formally launched his campaign to raise Florida’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026.In an email message...

Teacher bonuses vs. salary increases: The debate continues over teacher pay

At Florida’s State Board of Education meeting this week, board member Michael Olenick talked about the realities of teacher pay in Florida.You can’t use...

Your government vs. internet hackers

As state officials make routine preparations to protect against cyberattacks on Florida’s elections infrastructure, the National Governors Association has recommended a framework for how...

Lobbyists and corporations funneled more than $311,000 for Gov. Ron DeSantis and Cabinet’s Israel...

Corporate sponsors -  including the Florida Realtors, the Gray Robinson law firm, and the Development Corp. for Israel - contributed more than $311,000 to...

Here are the Florida citizen ballot measures you just might get to vote on...

Despite moves by state Republican leaders to limit citizen-led ballot measures, more than a half-dozen proposals remain in play with a Feb. 1 deadline...
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Florida’s 27,000 ‘Dreamers’ are living their lives in fear and uncertainty

"Dreamer" Adrian Escarate ordinarily wouldn’t need to renew his registration under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, until next June.But now...

Running for office cost Gov. DeSantis some bucks, his latest financial disclosure shows

Ron DeSantis’ pocketbook took a hit in his transition from a member of Congress to becoming governor of Florida.A new financial report filed with...

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