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Apr 26, 2024

Florida seeks stay in wetlands permitting fight

Tallahassee – Pointing to what it called “irreparable injuries,” Florida has asked a federal appeals court to put on hold a district judge’s ruling as a legal battle continues to play out about permitting authority for projects that affect wetlands.

Apr 25, 2024

Another look sought in redistricting case

Tallahassee – Voting-rights groups want a federal court to reconsider a ruling that upheld the constitutionality of a Florida congressional redistricting plan, pointing to the “outsized” role that Gov. Ron DeSantis played in pushing the plan through the Legislature.

Apr 24, 2024

BP money aims to bolster workforce training

Tallahassee – Triumph Gulf Coast earlier this month surpassed the milestone of distributing more than $550 million in grant awards stemming from the BP oil spill settlement, with much of the funding going toward schools in an effort to boost the North Florida region’s local workforce.

Apr 23, 2024

Biden’s Florida visit highlighting abortion

Tallahassee – President Joe Biden is traveling to Tampa Tuesday as he shows his support for abortion rights — an issue Democratic party leaders believe will help their ticket up and down the ballot in November.

Apr 22, 2024

FHSAA mulls esports

Tallahassee – The Florida High School Athletic Association could potentially sanction competitive video gaming, or esports, as an official sport, amid growing interest from member schools.

Apr 19, 2024

DeSantis ok’s chaplains in schools

Tallahassee – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed a measure that will authorize school districts to allow volunteer school chaplains to provide services to students, amid opposition from the American Civil Liberties Union.

Apr 18, 2024

Graham remembered as ‘a friend and a consummate public servant’

Tallahassee – As recollections and praise pour in for former U.S. senator and two-term Florida governor Bob Graham, Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff.

Apr 17, 2024

Former Governor, Senator Graham dies at 87

Tallahassee – Bob Graham, a two-term Florida governor who went on to serve in the U.S. Senate and was known for his work days across the state, died Tuesday at age 87, his family announced.

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.
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