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Gov. DeSantis enacts repeal of three controversial highway projects; in effect,...

By Laura Cassels/Florida Phoenix Two of three massive highway projects approved by the 2019 Florida Legislature are dead – including one that would have...

Cracking the case of who smothered the Little Wekiva River

By Craig Pittman/Florida Phoenix I grew up in a family of mystery fans. My grandfather owned all the Perry Mason novels and never missed the TV...

$300 supplement for unemployed set to expire Saturday; advocates ask that...

By Diane Rado/Florida Phoenix Though a $300 per week federal unemployment supplement expires this Saturday, the Florida AFL-CIO and other advocates are calling on Gov....

Environmentalists blast Gov. DeSantis for blocking local phase-outs of oil and...

By Laura Cassels/Florida Phoenix Disregarding warnings about worsening climate change, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a measure that prevents local governments from moving away...

Petition urges Florida governor to keep “vital” unemployment benefits

By Trimmel Gomes/Florida News Connection TALLAHASSEE - Laid-off workers are appealing to Gov. Ron DeSantis to reverse plans to terminate a federal pandemic assistance program...

Florida Board of Education officially bans critical race theory from state...

By John Haughey/The Center Square The Florida Board of Education (BOE) Thursday approved a rule initiated by Gov. Ron DeSantis that specifies public schools teach...

DeSantis signs property insurance bill, says lawmakers ‘must do more’ to...

By John Haughey/The Center Square Florida’s 6.5 million businesses and homeowners will see some significant changes in state property insurance regulations beginning July 1 after...

ACLU, former AG candidate seek injunction to stymie new Florida initiative...

By John Haughey/The Center Square  U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor has given Florida a June 15 deadline to defend a new state law that caps...

DEP Secretary Valenstein resigns; says he will continue to work in...

By Laura Cassels/Florida Phoenix Noah Valenstein, secretary of Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection, announced his resignation Thursday, effective on Friday, June 4. Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office...

As hurricane season nears, insurers seek to shed Florida property insurance...

Hurricane Season 2021 By John Haughey/The Center Square More than 53,000 Florida homeowners will be looking for property insurance on June 1, the day hurricane season...