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Testing, recess changes eyed in school deregulation

November 16, 2023
TALLAHASSEE — A slate of bills aimed at reducing regulations on public schools began moving forward Wednesday, as a key Florida Senate panel signed off on changes such as eliminating testing requir…

Ex-executive’s lawsuit targets TaxWatch

November 16, 2023
Tallahassee – In a whistleblower lawsuit involving two well-known Capitol insiders, a former high-ranking employee of Florida TaxWatch accused the non-profit organization’s leader of sexual harassm…

Voter registration signature ruling appealed

November 15, 2023
Four advocacy groups have gone to an appeals court after a federal judge rejected a lawsuit challenging a Florida requirement for “wet” signatures on voter-registration forms.

Florida lawmakers to target school regulations

November 14, 2023
TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers are looking at ways to take some regulations off the books for public schools. The Senate Education Pre-K-12 Committee and the House Education Quality Subcommittee…

Judge awards $372K to UF professors’ lawyers

November 14, 2023
A federal judge has awarded more than $372,000 in legal fees to attorneys who represented professors in a high-profile lawsuit against the University of Florida over being able to serve as expert w…

Backroom Briefing: is AI the answer?

November 9, 2023
Fruit and vegetable growers who say they are combating “unfair foreign trade” from Mexico want support during the 2024 legislative session with issues such as artificial intelligence and mechanizat…

Justices question state arguments on pot initiative

November 8, 2023
Peppering lawyers for the state and the Florida Chamber of Commerce with questions, some Florida Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical Wednesday of arguments that the court should reject a prop…

Court orders justification for FPL rates

September 28, 2023
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday said state regulators did not adequately justify approval of a settlement that increased base electric rates for Florida Power & Light and ordered a new ex…

Escambia school board seeks to end book lawsuit

August 22, 2023
(By Jim Saunders) The Escambia County School Board on Monday urged a federal judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by authors, a publishing company, parents and a non-profit organization challenging t…

Catalytic converter theft bill heading to DeSantis

April 20, 2023
The House on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill aimed at curbing thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles. The House voted 105-2 to pass the bill (SB 306), which the Senate approved unanim…
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