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Stories by News Service of Florida

Stories by News Service of Florida

Senators back compensating Dozier victims

February 28, 2024
Tallahassee – Decades later, survivors known as “The White House Boys” still struggle when recalling the mental, physical and sexual abuse they endured while in the state’s care at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna.

Senate revamps teen worker bill

February 27, 2024
Tallahassee – A controversial proposal to loosen work restrictions for 16- and 17-year-olds is ready to go to the full Senate after changes Monday night drew at least some labor-union support.

FAMU discrimination case appealed

February 26, 2024
Tallahassee – Lawyers for six students on Friday appealed a federal judge’s dismissal of a potential class-action lawsuit that alleged the state has discriminated against historically Black Florida A&M University.

Regulators could renew support for FPL rates

February 23, 2024
Tallahassee – After the Florida Supreme Court required a more-detailed justification, state regulators could be poised to approve a revised order supporting a 2021 settlement that increased base electric rates for Florida Power & Light.

Senate passes social media curbs

February 22, 2024
Tallahassee – Amid a debate about the role of government and parental rights, the Florida Senate on Thursday passed a bill that seeks to keep children under age 16 off social-media platforms.

Financial disclosure reprieves backed

February 21, 2024
Tallahassee – After dozens of resignations and two lawsuits, a Florida House panel Wednesday supported providing reprieves from a 2023 law that requires local elected officials to disclose detailed information about their personal finances.

Lawmakers ready to make energy changes

February 20, 2024
Tallahassee – Florida lawmakers are moving toward approving an overhaul of state energy laws, including eliminating references to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and imposing a ban on offshore wind-energy generation.

Lawmakers back tying gambling money, environment

February 19, 2024
Tallahassee – Legislative leaders have agreed to use hundreds of millions of dollars in gambling money to help pay for further expansion of a state wildlife corridor and other environmental projects.

Lawmakers target hemp products

February 16, 2024
Tallahassee – Hemp farmers and small-business owners are pushing back against Republican lawmakers’ efforts to restrict sales of euphoria-inducing products offered over-the-counter at sites such as convenience stores and CBD shops, saying the changes would force them to shutter operations in Florida.

Monuments, flags bills could be dead

February 15, 2024
Tallahassee – Controversial bills aimed at preventing local governments from removing historical monuments and restricting the types of flags flown at schools and other public buildings appear to be dead in the Florida Senate.
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