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Tallahassee, FL - Voters are closer to being asked to place a new restriction on the Florida Constitution Revision Commission --- or possibly even to abolish the powerful panel that meets every … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday formally received a bill that could lead to an expansion of underground power lines in Florida, with supporters touting the measure as a way to help … more
Tallahassee, FL - A Tampa-based orchid grower has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Florida Department of Health and several current and former state officials, alleging … more
(News Service Of Florida) Tallahassee, FL - A North Florida man who’s struggled with fibromyalgia for years became the state’s first patient to legally buy whole-flower cannabis for … more
Tallahassee, FL - With budget proposals that offer pay increases for state workers and elevate funding for the environment, House and Senate appropriations committees Wednesday unanimously backed … more
Florida House Speaker Jose Oliva (center) (R-Miami Lakes) (News Service Of Florida) Tallahassee, FL - The Florida House on Thursday began trying to sweep away controversial health-care … more
Tallahassee, FL -The House and Senate on Friday rolled out state budget proposals for the upcoming fiscal year, with the plans hundreds of millions of dollars apart and higher than the … more
Tallahassee, FL - An effort to jettison the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, which drew controversy last year as it successfully proposed a series of ballot measures, continued to move … more
Tallahassee, FL - An effort to put more teeth into Florida’s ban on texting while driving continued its Senate journey Monday, after lawmakers stripped out proposals that could have allowed … more
Karen Leicht (News Service of Florida) Tallahassee, FL - Karen Leicht spent nearly three years in federal prison and three months on probation after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit … more
Tallahassee, FL - A Senate panel Monday moved forward with a bill that could allow the state to lower costs by importing drugs from Canada for prisoners and Medicaid patients. It was the first … more
Tallahassee, FL - A controversial gun-rights proposal that was sidetracked last year in the wake of the mass shooting at a Broward County high school started moving in the Senate on Monday. … more
Tallahassee, FL - Volusia County has appealed a circuit judge’s ruling in a challenge to a voter-approved constitutional amendment that involves sheriffs and other types of county officials … more
DeBary Plant Rendering(Duke Energy Florida) Tallahassee, FL - Duke Energy Florida has filed a proposal with the state Public Service Commission seeking to pass along costs to customers for … more
Tallahassee, FL - A Senate proposal that would boost school safety and expand a controversial school “guardian” program moved forward Tuesday despite continued backlash from teachers and … more
Tallahassee, FL - Two medical marijuana operators want the state to give them the same treatment as Florida’s largest medical-cannabis firm, after health officials allowed Quincy-based Trulieve … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida’s medical marijuana laws should be enough to shield the growing industry from prosecution across northern Florida. U.S. Attorney Lawrence Keefe of the Northern … more
Tallahassee, FL - A legal battle involving one of the nation’s most emotionally charged issues continued Tuesday in Florida, as a three-judge appellate panel heard arguments in a long-running … more
Tallahassee, FL - The battle over whether to allow state programs and Floridians to have access to prescription drugs imported from Canada has already been waged in the Legislature, but it is now … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he will sign a controversial measure that would require repayment of financial obligations before felons’ voting rights are … more
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