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Update: felony charges dropped against BLM activists accused of striking officer during protest

The most serious charge against Jamie Bullock has been dropped; last month she turned down a plea offer as protestors chanted outside for charges to be dropped.

Manatee commissioner colluded with Texas man on anti-abortion law, pro-choice groups call for investigation

A Manatee County Commissioner worked with a Texas pro-life advocate to draft an ordinance banning abortion in the county. Commissioner James Satcher is now ignoring constituents and media, while reproductive rights groups call for him...
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BLM protestor accused of striking officer during protest rejects plea deal

A Black Lives Matter protestor accused of striking an officer during a 2020 protest rejected a plea deal that would drop the felony charge levied against her and keep her out of jail. Jamie Bullock...

Ag. Commissioner Fried introduces plan to phase expanded polystyrene foam out of Florida stores and markets

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Friday introduced new rules that will phase expanded polystyrene foam, known as EPS, out of Florida’s markets and stores. The new rules will remove the products, commonly known as ‘styrofoam,’ by...

Florida State Rep. files Texas-style abortion ban

A Volusia Count state representative Wednesday filed an abortion bill that looks remarkably familiar. Republican Webster Barnaby’s HB167 is a near mirror image of Texas’s heartbeat abortion bill. LISTEN: Lydia Wallace is a reproductive rights...

Tarpon Springs conservationists get first victory in staving off development on 74-acres along Anclote River

A group of conservationists in Tarpon Springs scored their first victory in the fight to keep an apartment development from being built on 74-acres of green space along the Anclote River. The City’s planning and...

Deputies arrest woman who asked for name and badge number during Manatee commission meeting

Less than 30 seconds passes between the time Kimberly Cox asked the deputy if he trespassed another woman from the building and him twisting her arm behind her back and placing her under arrest. For...

Local abortion rights groups rally to help Texans, push back on a Florida heartbeat bill

Local reproductive rights advocates are rallying to help people in Texas seeking now-outlawed abortions. Abortion Funds in Florida and around the country are helping women travel and perform self-managed abortions while gearing up to fight...

Florida judge again uses DeSantis’s own case against him, says State cannot punish districts over mask mandates

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Leon County Judge John Cooper again Wednesday used Governor Ron DeSantis’s own arguments to rule against him on mask mandates. Cooper set aside a stay to his...

Parents clash on mask mandates at Pasco County School Board meeting

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Parents with opposing views on mask mandates clashed at a Pasco County School Board meeting today. Pro-mask parents honked horns and rallied in cars, prompting faculty to...

Update the Electoral Count Act or American Democracy will fail, election crises group says

Following the fallout from the November 2020 election and the Capitol Insurrection on Jan. 6, a cross-partisan group of elections experts said it’s time to update the Electoral Count Act. Experts warn the U.S. could...

Florida Democrats clap back at GOP Rep. asking for special session to ban mask mandates

Florida State Representative Anthony Sabatini asked legislators if they’d support a special session to ban all mask and vaccine mandates.

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