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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.

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.
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