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DeSantis to get bill on shooting bears

March 8, 2024
Tallahassee – In an issue stemming from complaints about bears in Northwest Florida, the state House on Thursday gave final approval to a bill that would bolster self-defense arguments for people w…

Lawmakers back history of communism in schools

March 7, 2024
Tallahassee – The state Department of Education could soon be responsible for preparing academic standards about the history of communism to be taught in grades as low as kindergarten, under a bill…

Lawmakers target hemp products

March 6, 2024
Tallahassee – The Florida House on Tuesday teed up a proposal aimed at outlawing euphoria-inducing hemp products sold at shops throughout the state, as critics warned that the plan could shutter sm…

‘Other end of the tunnel’ for Dozier victims

March 5, 2024
Tallahassee – Wiping away tears, men in their 60s, 70s and 80s watched Monday as the Florida Senate unanimously gave final approval to a plan to steer $20 million to survivors of abuse at the notor…

House backs controversial teacher-prep bill

March 4, 2024
Tallahassee – The Florida House on Friday passed a measure that supporters say is designed to keep “identity politics” out of teacher preparation programs that lead to educators getting professiona…

Judge: release of Epstein records will have to wait

March 1, 2024
Tallahassee – Hours after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to allow the release of grand jury testimony about the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, a Palm Beach County circuit judge Thursday denied…

Renner, DeSantis look at social media ‘alternatives’

February 29, 2024
Tallahassee – With a Friday deadline looming, House Speaker Paul Renner said Wednesday that he and Gov. Ron DeSantis are trying to work out differences on a bill aimed at keeping children under age…

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. Do…

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…
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