Working & The Economy

Protests, rallies and marches, as state workers, educators, push for livable wages, raises, and...

Florida’s state workers are planning massive protests and rallies across Florida this month, hoping to put pressure on lawmakers and Gov. Ron DeSantis to...

Hemp rules: CBD in food and animal feed now regulated; permits to grow hemp...

Rules regulating use of hemp extract in food, dairy products and animal feed in Florida took effect Jan. 1, but growers eager for permits...

Workplace protections for medical marijuana users: FL lawmakers, advocates hope to pass 2020 law

As medical marijuana use continues to gain popularity in Florida, advocates and lawmakers want to ensure that qualified patients in the workplace won’t get...
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Harnessing sun power: Florida and California taking different paths to solar

On opposite coasts, Florida and California are both famous for sunshine. But their approaches to harnessing sunshine for power are as disparate as their...

Daily exposure to trauma means stress disorder for Florida’s first responders

Tampa paramedic Steve LaDue was attending a funeral for a fellow first responder when another colleague collapsed with a heart attack. As he was...

Gov. DeSantis hails his first-year accomplishments, but your view may vary

Things went swimmingly for Florida during 2019 – at least, judging by year-end summaries issued by the governor’s office and state agencies.Aides to Gov....
State Capitol

Paid family leave joins the agenda as FL Legislature prepares to convene next month

Working families in Florida may have an opportunity to take paid time off to bond with a newborn, newly fostered, or adopted child under...

Morgan says he’s ready to ‘go to war’ for a ballot measure to raise...

A day after the Florida Supreme Court approved a $15-an-hour minimum wage ballot measure, Orlando lawyer John Morgan says he is ready to “go...

Gov. DeSantis delivers $20 million in state recovery grants to Hurricane Michael counties

Gov. Ron DeSantis voyaged into the Hurricane Michael recovery zone Thursday to distribute $20 million in state grant money to communities still recovering from...

Florida Supreme Court clears the way for a $15-an-hour minimum wage ballot measure

A court ruling has cleared the way for Floridians to decide next year whether they want to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15...

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