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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
Tallahassee, FL - A coalition of groups has asked a federal judge to require 32 Florida counties to offer Spanish-language ballots and other election materials, the latest move in a legal battle … more
Florida Senator Kelli Stargel (R-Lakeland) Tallahassee, FL - After rallying and testimony from numerous activists on both sides of the issue, a Senate panel Monday approved a proposal that … more
Tallahassee, FL - The Florida Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a $90.3 billion state spending plan for next fiscal year, despite concerns about the federal government’s failure to … more
Tallahassee, FL - People who injure or kill dogs or horses that work with police officers and other first responders would face stiffer penalties, under a measure unanimously approved Wednesday … more
Bryan Avila R-Miami Springs Tallahassee, FL - A tax-cut package centered on reducing a lease tax paid on commercial property was unveiled Tuesday by the Florida House. The $102.4 million … more
Tallahassee, FL - Veterans would get free medical-marijuana identification cards, the level of THC would be capped in weed for smoking, and it would be harder for sick children to get … more
Tallahassee, FL - After hurricanes during the past three years knocked out electricity for millions of Floridians, lawmakers are moving forward with regulatory changes that could lead to more … more
James O. Eifert (Department of Defense) Tallahassee, FL - Maj. Gen. James O. Eifert was named Tuesday to take command of the Florida National Guard, which is investigating allegations of … more
Tallahassee, FL - A move to eliminate Florida’s no-fault auto insurance system advanced Monday in the Senate, though a similar House proposal has not been heard as the annual legislative … more
Tallahassee, FL - State health officials have dropped an appeal of a Tallahassee judge’s ruling and agreed to allow Florida’s largest medical marijuana operator to open more dispensaries than … more
Tallahassee, FL - It’s something most women rarely chat about with strangers. But Valencia Gunder is walking the halls of the Capitol talking about menstruation. Specifically, Gunder’s … more
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (left) introduces Scott Rivkees (right) as the state's new Surgeon General (Ron DeSantis Twitter feed) Tallahassee, FL - Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday named a … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida Lottery officials say they don’t anticipate problems as a multimillion-dollar upgrade of a vending system goes into place this month. But rather than press their … more
Tallahassee, FL - A partisan clash over changing Florida’s Constitution was in full view Thursday when a House panel approved a proposal that would make it harder for citizens and groups to put … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida patients can now smoke medical marijuana, but some Republican legislative leaders want to put a limit on how high they can get when lighting up. The House is … more
Tallahassee, FL - A little more than a year after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the Florida Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would shield from disclosure … more
Tallahassee, FL - The name sounds wonky enough: District Cost Differential. But beneath the bureaucrat-speak is a politically volatile issue that could spur a legislative debate in the coming … more
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