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Dec 8, 2023

Lawmakers seek study of EV impacts

Tallahassee – With concerns raised about a proposed annual registration fee on electric vehicles amounting to a “double tax,” House members want a study about impacts of the increased number of electric vehicles on Florida roads.

Dec 7, 2023

Justices weigh Worrell suspension

Tallahassee – The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments in an attempt by suspended Central Florida prosecutor Monique Worrell to get her job back after Gov. Ron DeSantis ousted the Democrat this summer.

Dec 6, 2023

DeSantis proposes $114.4B state budget

Tallahassee – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday pitched a $114.4 billion budget for next fiscal year that includes a variety of tax cuts and spending on such things as teacher salary increases and police recruitment bonuses.

Dec 5, 2023

State grapples with physician shortage

Tallahassee – With Florida’s population growing and an anticipated shortfall of nearly 18,000 physicians by 2035, a research arm of the Legislature is suggesting ways that lawmakers could increase retention of new doctors.

Dec 4, 2023

GOP Chief plans to remain in post

Tallahassee – Republican Party of Florida Chairman Christian Ziegler indicated Saturday he does not plan to step aside from his leadership post amid an investigation into an alleged sexual battery in October in Sarasota.

Nov 29, 2023

Plaintiffs fire back in felons’ voting case

Tallahassee – Arguing that state and local officials have created a “broken and arbitrary system,” plaintiffs are trying to fend off an attempt to end a lawsuit that challenges the way a 2018 constitutional amendment aimed at restoring felons’ voting rights has been carried out.

Nov 28, 2023

Court sides with homeowner on insurance law

Tallahassee – In an issue that might ultimately have to be sorted out by the Florida Supreme Court, an appeals court has sided with a Collier County homeowner in a dispute about a 2021 law that placed additional hurdles to filing lawsuits against property insurers.

Nov 27, 2023

State seeks go-ahead for drag show law

Tallahassee – After suffering a setback at the U.S. Supreme Court, attorneys for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration on Friday told a federal appeals court that a law aimed at preventing children from attending drag shows is tailored to the state’s “unquestioned interest in protecting children from exposure to obscenity.”

Nov 22, 2023

Judge set to rule on pot license fee

Tallahassee – An administrative law judge is poised to decide whether a $1.33 million license-renewal fee is too pricey for medical-marijuana operators doing business in Florida.

Nov 21, 2023

More time sought in sports betting fight

Tallahassee – As they wage a two-front fight against the Seminole Tribe offering online sports betting statewide, two pari-mutuel companies are seeking more time to make their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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