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Nik Harris

An LGBTQ consumer advocate for Florida

Florida has its first ever LGBTQ consumer advocate.State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried appointed Shenika “Nik” Harris to the newly created position in her agency.Harris,...
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Republicans want to overhaul redevelopment agencies that help rebuild blighted areas

For the past two legislative sessions, state Republicans have tried to overhaul what’s called Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs) that finance improvements in blighted areas.The...

Legislature’s planned road project could benefit Florida’s richest man

A push in the state Legislature for a new toll road system through North-Central Florida could benefit the richest man in Florida.Thomas Peterffy, reportedly...

Florida, meet your new Secretary of State

You may not know her now, but if something goes awry in the 2020 presidential election in Florida, Laurel M. Lee may become a...
Florida Capitol

Legislature takes first steps to “clarify” Florida’s felon voting rights law

Democrats and voting rights advocates blasted the first bill introduced in the Florida Legislature Tuesday that seeks to add clarity and definitions to Amendment...

Is “telehealth” – with big tax breaks – the answer for Florida’s doctor shortage?

Florida has a a growing shortage of doctors – and lawmakers say “telehealth” is the answer.Legislation proposed by state Rep. Clay Yarborough, a Republican...

It’s done. Gov. DeSantis signs law to let sick people smoke weed

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis today signed his first-ever bill into law - the medical marijuana bill that allows sick Floridians to legally smoke marijuana.The new law,...
State Senator Anitere Flores & former U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo

Prominent Florida Republicans blame feds for state’s faulty immigration measures

Two prominent Miami-area Republicans say the federal government’s inability to address comprehensive immigration issues is creating a void that's allowing state lawmakers to push...
Constitution

State lawmakers moving to kill off the venerable Florida Constitution Revision Commission

Saying it isn’t representing Florida citizens the way it should, a committee in the Republican-controlled state House voted unanimously on Thursday to abolish the...

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz does a little procedural protest against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted 420-0 to approve a resolution to make Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s forthcoming report on Russian election meddling in...

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