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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 - The state Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a business group’s challenge to a decision that allowed Florida Power & Light to recoup money from customers for a series of … more
Gov. Ron DeSantis Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday (June 12th) signed into law a bill that could lead to a revamp of the health-insurance program for state employees. The … more
Tallahassee, FL - Appearing skeptical of arguments made by school boards, an appeals court Tuesday waded into a challenge to the constitutionality of a 2017 state law that seeks to boost charter … more
President Donald Trump(Shutterstock) Orlando, FL -Florida Democrats are making plans to win the crucial battleground state in 2020, but during a flurry of forums this weekend, intraparty … more
Tallahassee, FL - As court battles continue about whether the state is properly carrying out a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana, the Florida House is again … more
Tallahassee, FL - Airbnb has been removed from the state’s list of “scrutinized” companies. The change was announced Thursday, days after Gov. Ron DeSantis, while traveling in Israel, … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida has an estimated 400,000 children who need behavioral health services, but 55 percent of them don’t get any treatment, members of a health-care panel were told … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida lawmakers this month approved a controversial bill that is expected to make it harder to put citizens’ initiatives on the ballot. The bill (HB 5) would place … more
Tallahassee, FL - U.S. Sen. Rick Scott and other members of Florida’s congressional delegation on Thursday backed Gov. Ron DeSantis’ statement that election records in two unidentified … more
Tallahassee, FL - Pointing to a new report showing 42 percent of children who participated in the state’s voluntary pre-kindergarten program were not ready for kindergarten, Gov. Ron DeSantis … more
Tallahassee, FL - Alleging a conspiracy that has increased drug prices, Attorney General Ashley Moody announced Monday that Florida has joined states across the country in a massive anti-trust … more
Tallahassee, FL - A long-controversial part of the state’s formula for distributing money to public schools could be headed toward a change. Lawmakers on Saturday passed a budget-related … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday signed legislation that expands the controversial school “guardian” program to allow armed classroom teachers. DeSantis’ office announced … more
Tallahassee, FL - About a dozen activists with two gun-control advocacy groups dropped off a stack of papers with 13,000 signatures at Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office Tuesday as they urged him to … 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
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 - 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 - Republican lawmakers on Wednesday gave final passage to a wide-ranging school safety bill that would allow classroom teachers to be armed, reversing a decision made last year … more
Tallahassee, FL - Law enforcement officers could pull over motorists they see texting and driving on Florida roads, under a bill now headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis. With a vote of 108-7, the … more
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