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Tallahassee, FL - Bills that would help upgrade the state’s much-maligned online unemployment system and preempt local regulation of vaping and tobacco products were among 12 measures sent … more
Tallahassee, FL - A Tallahassee man who was arrested in January for plotting to violently confront would-be protesters at the Florida Capitol was found guilty Thursday on federal … more
Tallahassee, FL - More than a decade after walking away from the governor’s office, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist launched a campaign Tuesday to try to unseat Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis in … more
Tallahassee, FL - Business lobbyists claimed victory Friday after the demise of a bill that would have given consumers more control over personal data collected by companies. The bill (HB … more
Tallahassee, FL - The 2021 legislative session ended Friday with a traditional hanky-dropping ceremony in the fourth-floor rotunda of the Florida Capitol. Lawmakers took up a wide range of issues … more
 Tallahassee, FL - With several Black lawmakers heralding what they described as a starting point to improve community interactions with police, the Florida Senate on Thursday gave final … more
Tallahassee, FL - With time running out before the end of this year’s legislative session, Florida lawmakers signed off Thursday night on a controversial elections bill that would make it … more
Tallahassee, FL - With homeowners facing increasing premiums and insurers dropping policies, the Florida House on Wednesday approved a plan aimed at shoring up the state’s property-insurance … more
Tallahassee, FL - A proposal that would let people with concealed-weapons licenses pack heat at churches or other religious institutions that share properties with schools is heading to Gov. Ron … more
Tallahassee, FL - An effort to end the state’s no-fault auto insurance system traveled back to the Senate on Monday after the House approved a tweaked bill. The House voted 99-11 to support … more
Tallahassee, FL - With Democrats likening the measure to Jim Crow-era practices aimed at keeping Black people from voting, the state Senate on Monday passed an elections package that would make it … more
Daytona Beach, FL - According to Triple-A Florida, gas prices are at their lowest since early March but on LPGA Boulevard, there’s a gas price war going on. With Buc-ees holding prices at … more
Tallahassee, FL - After a week of largely out-of-sight budget negotiations, Florida lawmakers have ironed out many major spending differences and are on track to wrap up the 2021 regular legislative … more
Tallahassee, FL - The Florida House on Friday moved away from a plan to use the largest chunk of expected federal stimulus dollars on long-overdue building maintenance, while going along with … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida public-school students might soon have a required moment of silence at the start of each day, under a measure passed Thursday by the Florida Senate and headed to Gov. Ron … more
Tallahassee, FL - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved new rules addressing the importation, breeding, and possession of high-risk invasive reptiles at their February 2021 … more
Tallahassee, FL - If you received the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, your risk of having a blood clot is also very low and that risk will decrease over time. Contact your … more
Tallahassee, FL - Flanked by uniformed law-enforcement officers, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed into law a controversial law-and-order measure sparked by nationwide protests that erupted last … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis will have until April 23 to sign a controversial law-and-order bill that is one of his top priorities for the legislative session. DeSantis formally received … more
Tallahassee, FL - The Florida House could consider a proposed constitutional amendment that would impose eight-year term limits on county school board members. The House Education & Employment … more
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