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Apr 16, 2024

State appeals in wetlands permitting fight

Tallahassee – Florida has quickly launched an appeal after a U.S. district judge rejected a 2020 decision by the federal government to shift permitting authority to the state for projects that affect wetlands.

Apr 12, 2024

DeSantis signs worker wage, heat bill

Tallahassee – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed a controversial bill that will prevent local governments from imposing wage requirements on contractors and requiring heat-exposure protections for workers.

Apr 11, 2024

BP money goes to new FSU facilities in panhandle

Tallahassee – Florida State University is in line to receive up to $98.5 million to construct aerospace and advanced manufacturing facilities in Panama City, under a contract approved Wednesday by the Triumph Gulf Coast Board of Directors.

Apr 10, 2024

Questions raised in Florida immigration fight

Tallahassee – A federal appeals court is looking at whether Florida could legally challenge Biden administration immigration policies, after a district judge sided with the state in a fight spearheaded by Attorney General Ashley Moody and Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Apr 9, 2024

Abortion proposal might not end legal fights

Tallahassee – If Florida voters approve a November ballot measure that would enshrine abortion rights in the state Constitution, it likely would not end legal battles about the issue.

Apr 8, 2024

Gregory tapped to become college president

Tallahassee – Tommy Gregory, a lawyer and Air Force veteran who chairs the state House Judiciary Committee, was named Friday as the next president of State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota.

Apr 5, 2024

‘Very, very busy’ hurricane season eyed

Tallahassee – Floridians received a second reminder Thursday to brace for a busy 2024 hurricane season, as Colorado State University researchers issued a forecast pointing to warm Atlantic Ocean water that fuels storms.

Apr 4, 2024

Senate President’s husband dies after fall

Tallahassee – John Passidomo, the husband of Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, died Wednesday after falling and suffering massive head trauma and other injuries, according to a memo distributed by the Florida Senate.

Apr 3, 2024

Democrats look to abortion issue for election boost

Tallahassee – Following a pair of blockbuster decisions by the Florida Supreme Court, Democrats are galvanizing around abortion as a “front and center” issue that they say could affect races up and down the ballot in November.

Apr 2, 2024

Recreational pot going on ballot

Tallahassee – A divided Florida Supreme Court on Monday approved placing on the November ballot a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at allowing recreational use of marijuana.
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