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By John Haughey, The Center Square Transgender activists, LGBTQ leaders, and an array of advocacy groups vow to lodge lawsuits, impose economic sanctions and create “political disruption” if … more
Rape kits containing evidence of a sexual assault will no longer be set aside and forgotten, as were tens of thousands of such kits in years past. more
Focus on the Legislature By Danielle J. Brown, Florida Phoenix How much more should be spent to increase the starting salaries of Florida teachers? There’s no agreement yet on the … more
Focus on the Legislature By Michael Moline, Florida Phoenix The Florida Senate voted unanimously on Thursday to raise Florida’s meager unemployment payout to a maximum of $375 per week … more
By John Haughey | The Center Square Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is expected soon to announce that the state has secured a $500 million gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida for … more
By John Haughey, The Center Square Florida’s unemployment system collapsed last April when the state’s jobless rate tripled within three weeks, leaving hundreds of thousands of suddenly … more
"...47 other states recognize Juneteenth and I wanted to show that support from Florida also. That we also celebrate the emancipation of slaves...” Senator Randolph Bracy By Issac Morgan, … more
State tax exempt holidays in 2021 would include, if approved: "Back to School" week in August, "Freedom" week in July, and "Disaster Preparedness" in May-June By Diane Rado, Florida Phoenix … more
Florida’s 16 million drivers pay the nation’s highest auto insurance premiums By John Haughey | The Center Square For decades, Florida lawmakers have pondered bills seeking to repeal … more
The proposed Florida vote-by-mail bills have drawn widespread criticism as being among the more restrictive measures being introduced in state legislatures across the nation By John Haughey | … more
By Laura Cassels, Florida Phoenix Following recent warnings that Florida’s prison system is in crisis due to understaffing, the state Senate voted Wednesday to pull back from its proposed … more
From the Office of Rep. Kamia Brown During the legislative session on Thursday April 1 st, Officer Quinton Nedd of the Apopka Police Department was recognized on the floor as the Officer of the Day. … more
John Hickey owned a plot of land in Ocoee where he lived with his wife Lucy Solonia Lott; they fled to Apopka after the massacre. By Issac Morgan | Florida Phoenix A hundred years ago, … more
International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people … more
"This extension is critical for mothers, going leaps and bounds beyond what is offered in the past.” - State Rep. Kamia Brown Focus on the Legislature By John Haughey | The Center Square … more
“If it’s something that benefits the state, we obviously have an obligation to work to do that. But at the same time, we are not in a position where we’re desperately needing additional revenue … more
By John Haughey, The Center Square A Florida House panel Thursday approved a proposed bill to establish a minimum arrest age of 7-years-old unless the child commits a “forcible felony.” … more
Florida Legislature 2021 By Trimmel Gomes, Florida News Connection The pressure is on for states such as Florida to expand Medicaid, currently now missing out on billions of health-care … more
The Florida Legislature 2021 HB 1455 clears its first hurdle By Reggie Connell, Managing Editor Medical Marijuana might be losing a little of its sizzle if HB 1455 makes it through the … more
Have you ever seen a Florida panther? They’re sleek and secretive apex predators who slip around in the twilight and full dark seeking deer and hogs to eat. more
By John Haughey, The Center Square Lawmakers want to close at least one of Florida’s 50 prisons but Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary Mark Inch is warning consolidation and budget cuts … more
COVID-19 Relief, Budget, Beverage Code, Sewer Funding, and Economic Development all part of the comprehensive policy goals set for local legislators From the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce … more
Four new Florida mass-vaccination sites will be opening within the next two weeks, in Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville and Tampa By Danielle J. Brown, Florida Phoenix Governor Ron DeSantis on … more
By Laura Cassels, Florida Phoenix Nearly 60,000 Americans, including 1,954 Floridians named here , were killed in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in the 1950s, 1960s,and 1970s during the Vietnam War. … more
Opinion By Diane Dimperio/Chair, Health Care Action Team, Florida League of Women Voters The good news is that Florida will not have a five-billion-dollar deficit in the fiscal year that … more
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