April 23, 2021

Government/Politics & Law

Sexual Assault Kit Tracking Bill Passes Second House Committee

HB 673, Gail's Law, by Representative Emily Slosberg passed out of the House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee with unanimous, bipartisan support Read more »
Published on 3/30/2021

As Eviction Cliff Nears, Here's How Millions Can Keep Their Homes

More than three million renters say they are at risk of losing their homes with the federal eviction moratorium set to expire this week... Read more »
Published on 3/29/2021

Florida's top legislative issues in 2021

House Speaker Chris Sprowls, Senate President Wilton Simpson and Gov. Ron DeSantis have signaled that they will address the risk of flooding caused by sea-level rise. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2021

Florida grapples with projected $2.75 billion deficit for 2021-22 fiscal year

At the end of January, Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed a $96.6-billion budget — $4.3 billion over the current year. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2021

Children's Trust tackling social issues, awards $1.6 million to 22 projects

In 2002, Miami-Dade County voters approved a referendum creating a special taxing district for the Children's Trust... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2021

Cash Crunch: Lawmakers' challenge will be to balance the budget

COVID-related concerns will dominate the 2021 legislative session. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2021

Restoring the Florida Everglades: Where things stand

It's been 20 years since Congress approved the comprehensive plan to restore the Everglades. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2021

2020 Constitutional Amendments (4-6)

Florida voters will consider six amendments to the state constitution when they go to the polls next month. Each proposal requires at least 60% approval by voters. Read more »
Published on 11/3/2020

2020 Constitutional Amendments (1-3)

Florida voters will consider six amendments to the state constitution when they go to the polls next month. Each proposal requires at least 60% approval by voters. Read more »
Published on 11/3/2020

UNF Poll Finds Biden Leading in Florida Presidential Race

The PORL at the UNF released a new poll comprised of likely Florida voters showing former Vice President Joe Biden as the frontrunner in the ongoing presidential race. Read more »
Published on 10/6/2020

Florida lobbyists busier than ever, even amid a pandemic

Florida lobbyists pulled in an estimated quarter of a billion dollars in 2019, a record amount that marks a 22% increase over the past decade. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

President of Tallahassee-based Bascom Communications, Sarah Bascom

Worried that a surcharge could cripple its business, Dosal Tobacco hired more than a dozen Tallahassee lobbyists and Sarah Bascom... Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

Orlando's mayor: Buddy Dyer

During his 17 years in office, Mayor Buddy Dyer has transformed downtown Orlando and led the city through some of its darkest hours... Read more »
Published on 4/27/2020

Florida's plan to build 330 miles of new toll roads

Florida's plan to build 330 miles of new toll roads in the hinterlands hinges on uncertain finances. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2020

Sunsetting VistA

The VA was the first in the nation to integrate electronic medical records with its homegrown software. Now the agency is junking it and migrating to Cerner. Read more »
Published on 4/7/2020

Sore point: Allegations of fraud in the Electronic Health Records market

Since 2017, three EHR vendors have paid more than $357 million combined to settle government claims related to fraud, kickbacks and other alleged abuses. Read more »
Published on 4/7/2020

Former Florida Democratic star Alex Penelas makes a comeback

Once a golden boy in Florida politics who had fallen out of favor with the Democratic Party, Alex Penelas left the public eye to make a fortune in real estate. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2020

Florida Obamacare enrollment

Florida leads the nation in Obamacare enrollment, and more insurance firms are entering the Florida marketplace. The news isn't all good, however. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2020

The Issues: Florida's 2020 legislative preview

Barring any surprises, budget fights will likely dominate the 2020 session when lawmakers return to Tallahassee on Jan. 14. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2019

Chris Sprowls – Florida House Speaker 2020-22

Future House Speaker Chris Sprowls grew up in a home where politics were a dinner-table topic. He became a prosecutor in part on the advice of a famous journalist. During... Read more »
Published on 12/26/2019

Orlando's sustainability director Chris Castro

As Orlando's sustainability director, he's overseeing Mayor Buddy Dyer's vision to make Orlando one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable cities in the country. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Financing Florida's clean energy upgrades for homeowners

In 2010, the Legislature passed a law allowing cities and counties to implement a new type of financing program to help homeowners pay for clean energy upgrades. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Oil drilling in the Everglades

An appellate ruling clears the way for a company to drill in the Everglades, but obstacles remain. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Required solar panels in South Miami

In 2017, South Miami became the first municipality in Florida and the first in the U.S. outside California to require solar panels on new houses. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Attorney Amy Furness is defending the opioid manufacturer of Percocet

The attorney who's defending the manufacturer of Percocet from Florida's lawsuit over opioid deaths is seasoned, mild-mannered and has an ability to prevail over emotions. Read more »
Published on 6/24/2019

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Florida State Fair kicks off festivities Thursday
Florida State Fair kicks off festivities Thursday

The event may look a little different due to COVID-19, but the food and fun is still there.
 

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