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Judge to weigh school pronoun restrictions

March 27, 2024
Tallahassee – A federal judge Friday will hear arguments in an attempt by a transgender teacher and a nonbinary teacher to block part of a 2023 law that restricts pronouns and titles that educators…

Social media bill signed as legal fight looms

March 26, 2024
Tallahassee – With the state preparing for a legal challenge from the tech industry, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a high-profile bill aimed at keeping children off social-media platforms.

DeSantis signs bill on teen work rules

March 25, 2024
Tallahassee – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a measure that will ease decades-old regulations on the hours that 16- and 17-year-old Floridians can work.

Manatee status could spur lawsuit

March 22, 2024
Tallahassee – Supporters of bolstering protections for manatees notified the federal government Thursday that they are preparing to file a lawsuit over delays in determining whether manatees should…

DeSantis signs homeless restrictions

March 21, 2024
Tallahassee – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday signed a controversial bill designed to prevent homeless people from sleeping in public places, continuing to say he doesn’t want Florida to become like…

Tribe wetlands permitting case put on hold

March 20, 2024
Tallahassee – Amid battles in two courts about a 2020 decision by the federal government to shift wetlands-permitting authority to the state, a judge Monday put on hold a lawsuit filed by the Micco…

More marijuana licenses backed for black farmers

March 19, 2024
Tallahassee – State lawmakers for the second year in a row have signed off on expanding the number of medical-marijuana licenses earmarked for Black farmers, opening the door for three applicants w…

Bill could clear way for farmworker housing

March 18, 2024
Tallahassee – Florida’s agriculture industry hopes a newly passed bill that would limit local regulations on farmworker housing will bolster efforts to bring in more non-immigrant foreign workers.

Supreme Court refuses to reinstate lawyer

March 15, 2024
Tallahassee – The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request by a Jacksonville attorney to be reinstated to practice law after a suspension related to his handling of lawsuits against the…

Florida State fires back in ACC fight

March 14, 2024
Tallahassee – With a hearing scheduled April 9, Florida State University this week fired back at a request by the Atlantic Coast Conference to put on hold — or dismiss — a lawsuit that could lead t…
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