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Florida seeks extension to secure enhanced Medicaid funding, relieving nervous advocates

By John Haughey/The Center Square Florida is seeking an extension to July 12 to “consider the potential impacts” of tapping into up to a half-billion...

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...

Florida Legislature, a longtime enemy of conservation funding, OKs creating wildlife...

Opinion By Craig Pittman/Florida Phoenix Eight years ago, I talked to a nature photographer named Carlton Ward Jr., an eighth-generation Floridian, about a crazy idea he...

Fully funded, Florida Poly’s new research building moves full steam ahead

From Lydia Guzman/Florida Polytechnic University The new Applied Research Center (ARC) being built at Florida Polytechnic University has received full funding from the state Legislature...

Opinion: Florida Legislature whiffs on expanding Medicaid

But hope potentially lies in the American Rescue Plan for the uninsured Florida Legislature 2021 Opinion By Diane Dimperio/Florida League of Women Voters The Florida legislative session of...

Federal lawsuit against Florida’s new riot/protest law expands; protesters proceed with...

By Laura Cassels/Florida Phoenix A federal lawsuit challenging Florida’s new anti-riot/anti-protest law has gained strength with the addition of Black Lives Matter: Tampa and Community...

Is Florida facing another Summer of Slime?

Opinion By Craig Pittman/Florida Phoenix Sometimes I wonder what it was like to be one of the early Spanish explorers of Florida, back when you could...

Legislature bans transgender athletes, sends bill to Gov. DeSantis

By Trimmel Gomes/Florida News Connection TALLAHASSEE - Last-minute maneuvering by Republican lawmakers revived a bill that would ban transgender girls and women from playing on...

Lawmakers wrap up state budget, failing to use $3.5 billion in...

By Issac Morgan/Florida Phoenix With just a few days left in the 2021 legislative session and COVID-19 still infecting and killing Floridians, the Legislature will...

House sends petition cap to DeSantis, set to endorse vote-by-mail restrictions

By John Haughey/The Center Square A bill dramatically scaling back contributions to citizen initiative campaigns is on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk and another measure imposing...