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DeLand Republican Elizabeth Fetterhoff (left) Tallahassee, FL - A bill that would prevent local governments from regulating homeowners’ vegetable gardens is headed to the … more
Deltona Republican David Santiago Tallahassee, FL - Just a day after the state House weighed in on the issue, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a public-hospital system’s plan … more
Tallahassee, FL - A little more than a year ago, the idea of allowing armed teachers in classrooms nearly scuttled school-safety legislation hurriedly crafted in the wake of the horrific mass … more
Tallahassee, FL - Motorists could only use hands-free wireless devices while moving on Florida roads under a Senate proposal approved Wednesday. The Senate Rules Committee voted unanimously to … more
Tallahassee, FL - In a proposal that likely would lead to another court battle over abortion, the Florida House late Wednesday approved a bill that would require minors to obtain parental consent … more
Tallahassee, FL - A $102.4 million tax-relief package is ready to go to the House floor, despite Democratic objections Tuesday about part of the plan that would spread local voter-approved tax … more
Tallahassee, FL - After more than an hour of arguments Tuesday, state regulators next month will decide a high-stakes battle stemming from Florida Power & Light’s costs to restore power … more
Tallahassee, FL - As the debate over so-called sanctuary cities is back in the national spotlight, two Republican-led proposals that would bar such policies in Florida are close to being ready … more
Tallahassee, FL - A campaign about free speech on Florida college campuses --- a hot-button issue across the nation --- is being backed by Governor Ron DeSantis and public university presidents, … more
Tallahassee, FL - Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday downplayed growing concerns that President Donald Trump is putting Florida’s coastal waters back in play for oil exploration. A political … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis and other state officials aren’t aborting pursuit of the operational command of President Donald Trump’s Space Force, despite a report Florida isn’t on … more
Tallahassee, FL - With the sponsor saying the bill targets “bad actors,” the House on Thursday passed a controversial bill that would revamp the insurance practice known as assignment of … more
Tallahassee, FL - Nearly 14 months after the Parkland school shooting, state senators on Thursday moved toward passing a wide-ranging school safety bill that would include allowing classroom … more
Tallahassee, FL - A pair of sales-tax “holidays” for storm preparation and back-to-school shopping and a tax cut on commercial leases dominated a package that advanced Thursday out of a key … more
Tallahassee, FL - Amid a federal court battle involving 32 counties, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday directed the state’s elections chief to begin a process to address the availability of … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida lawmakers are considering requiring an estimated 500,000 Medicaid beneficiaries to work or show they are trying to get jobs to keep their health-care benefits, despite … more
Tallahassee, FL - Victims' families and survivors of last year's mass shooting at a Parkland high school said Wednesday they are filing lawsuits accusing the Broward County school district and … more
Florida Senate Minority Leader Audrey Gibson (D-Jacksonville) Tallahassee, FL - The Florida Senate’s top Democrat struggled Wednesday to quell a bipartisan firestorm over her opposition to a … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' first international excursion on behalf of the state will begin May 25 as he makes a previously announced trip to Israel after the legislative … more
Tallahassee, FL - A move to make it harder to change the Florida Constitution was backed along party lines Monday by a House committee, with supporters saying it would lessen the influence of … more
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