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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.

Apr 1, 2024

Judge rejects blocking flood insurance changes

Tallahassee – A federal judge has rejected a request by Florida and other states for a preliminary injunction to block changes to the National Flood Insurance Program that have led to higher premiums for many property owners — though he ruled that a broader legal battle can continue.

Mar 29, 2024

Abortion, pot rulings likely Monday

Tallahassee – The wait likely will last through the weekend.

The Florida Supreme Court appears poised Monday afternoon to issue rulings about whether proposed constitutional amendments that seek to ensure abortion rights and allow recreational marijuana will go on the November ballot.

Mar 28, 2024

Disney, district settle lawsuit

Tallahassee – Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District have reached a legal settlement that includes nullifying controversial development agreements that the entertainment giant entered with the former Reedy Creek Improvement District.

Mar 27, 2024

Judge to weigh school pronoun restrictions

Tallahassee – A federal judge Friday will hear arguments in an attempt by a transgender teacher and a nonbinary teacher to block part of a 2023 law that restricts pronouns and titles that educators can use in Florida public schools.

Mar 26, 2024

Social media bill signed as legal fight looms

Tallahassee – With the state preparing for a legal challenge from the tech industry, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a high-profile bill aimed at keeping children off social-media platforms.

Mar 25, 2024

DeSantis signs bill on teen work rules

Tallahassee – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a measure that will ease decades-old regulations on the hours that 16- and 17-year-old Floridians can work.

Mar 22, 2024

Manatee status could spur lawsuit

Tallahassee – Supporters of bolstering protections for manatees notified the federal government Thursday that they are preparing to file a lawsuit over delays in determining whether manatees should be classified as an endangered species.
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