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Tallahassee, FL - A fatal virus disease is affecting fresh-water turtles and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the public to report sick and dead … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis asked an appeals court Friday (February 21st) to continue preventing felons from voting while the state appeals a federal judge’s finding that a law … more
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 - Warning that allowing plaintiffs to vote would “inflict irreparable harm upon the state,” lawyers for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration asked a federal appeals … 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 - The Florida Supreme Court said Thursday that unanimous jury recommendations are not necessary before death sentences can be imposed, as justices backed away from a 2016 decision … 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 - Attorney General Ashley Moody and the state House and Senate want the Florida Supreme Court to reject a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow recreational … 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
Daytona Beach, FL - Florida drivers could see a jump in prices as things heat up in the Middle East yet again. According to AAA, The situation has already led to higher crude oil prices, … more
Tallahassee, FL - Arguing that a new law violates constitutional rights, supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize recreational marijuana filed a lawsuit Tuesday … 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
This portion was written by the staff at the News Service of Florida in Tallahassee. Tallahassee, FL - Florida’s unemployment rate approached the end of 2019 at a historic low. The rate … 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
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