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Tallahassee, FL - Florida voters will decide in November whether to make it harder to amend the state Constitution. The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously approved a ballot measure that … more
Tallahassee, FL - In a new sign of problems in Florida’s property-insurance industry, tens of thousands of homeowners will be shifted to a different insurer this spring because of a … more
Tallahassee, FL -  Negotiations on a wide range of budget issues can begin soon as the House and Senate are poised Thursday to approve record spending proposals for next fiscal year. With … 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
Tallahassee, FL - Raising the minimum wage will be on the November ballot. Allowing recreational marijuana won’t. With a critical petition-signature deadline Saturday, those and other … more
Tallahassee, FL - Incoming House Speaker Chris Sprowls said Thursday that a proposal to ban life insurers, disability insurers and long-term care insurers from tapping into customers’ genetic … more
Tallahassee, FL - A Senate health panel on Tuesday split along party lines as Republicans pushed through a measure to permanently eliminate a 90-day period that seniors and disabled people previously … more
Tallahassee, FL - After hearing the harrowing details of a high-school gang rape, a House panel on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that would eliminate the time limit for child sex-abuse … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday gave his State of the State address to formally start the 2020 legislative session. Following is DeSantis' address, as prepared for delivery: Mr. … more
Tallahassee, FL - A Tallahassee research group wants state lawmakers to temper a trend of tying the hands of city and county officials by “preempting” local regulations. The non-profit … more
Tallahassee, FL - State and federal courts are expected in 2020 to grapple with high-profile Florida issues, ranging from felons’ voting rights to medical marijuana. Here are snapshots of … more
Tallahassee, FL - “Enforcement time” has come for motorists caught texting and driving by Florida Highway Patrol troopers. The arrival of the 2020 brings a handful of changes stemming … more
Tallahassee, FL - Describing the law as an “unnecessary and unconstitutional overreach,” cities and counties argue that an appeals court should reject a 2011 state law that threatens … more
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