Florida Politics

Supreme Court throws out school vouchers case

The Florida Supreme Court will not take up an appeal on a high-profile school vouchers case. The court Wednesday denied …

Sierra Club challenges nearly $1 billion electric rate hike

An environmental group is challenging a rate hike for Florida’s largest electric utility. The Sierra Club on Tuesday asked the …

Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson team up on bill to counter BDS movement

Both of Florida’s U.S. Senators are teaming up on a bipartisan bill to push back on the growing boycott, divestment …

Denise Grimsley eyeing Agriculture Commissioner run in 2018

Add state Senator Denise Grimsley to the growing list of Florida politicos thinking about 2018. The Sebring Republican said Tuesday that she …

FSU “policy pub” chat surveys a future with robot cars

Self-driving cars promise to reshape the country into a more urban, but more humane, place. But we need to make …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Bill banning ‘conversion therapy’ for LGBT teens returns to the Florida House

A bill banning “conversion therapy” for LGBT teens was filed Tuesday in the Florida House, surfacing for the second consecutive …

Five nominees slated for Law Enforcement Hall of Fame

As many as five people – including a former FDLE head and two late county sheriffs – will likely be added …

Bill would subject police, corrections officers to psychological screening

Legislation filed in the Florida House would mandate that police and corrections officers undergo psychological evaluation upon hiring and every …

Mandatory overdose reporting bill filed in Florida House

A bill codifying statewide standards for the reporting of drug overdoses was filed in the Florida House Tuesday, a response …
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The Senate is primed to hear a bill that would repeal the cap on the amount of money tobacco companies have …

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