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Ron DeSantis signs into law a relaxation of teen labor rules in Florida

The new law will ease decades-old regulations on the hours that 16- and 17-year-old Floridians can work.
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The Florida Legislature sends its bills to relax child labor laws and to keep kids off social media to the governor

Gov. Ron DeSantis has until April 5 to act on the bills to keep kids off some social media sites and to loosen child work regulations.
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The Florida Senate revamps its teen worker bill

A controversial proposal to loosen work restrictions for 16- and 17-year-olds is ready to go to the full Senate after changes.

The Scoop: Wed., February 7, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Flag Bill A bill would prohibit government buildings from flying flags that represent a “political viewpoint” including any “politically partisan, racial, sexual orientation and gender, or political ideology viewpoint.” Hernando book bans The Hernando County...

MidPoint: The Florida Budget & Legislative Priorities

Analysts from the Florida Policy Institute join us to talk about the 2024 State budget and the latest pending legislation on child labor, education, criminal justice, and immigration policies. Find out what the legislature...

The Scoop: Fri., February 2, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

House passes bill loosening child labor laws A bill that will allow 16 and 17-year-olds to work longer and later hours has passed in the Florida House. Rep. Anna Eskamani questioned whether the bill was...
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The Florida House has approved easing work restrictions for 16- and 17-year-olds

A controversial measure that would loosen work restrictions for 16- and 17-year-olds was approved Thursday by the Florida House.

Senate bill loosening teen work restriction advances

Listen: A bill advanced in a Senate committee Tuesday loosening restrictions on labor laws for 16 and 17-year-olds in Florida. WMNF’s Chris Young reports this bill is a less extreme version of a House bill...
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The Scoop: Thu., January 25, 2024 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

$4.8 million awarded in grants to non-profits 30 non-profits that are focusing on underserved zip codes in south St. Petersburg received grants. WMNF’s Chris Young reports that funds focus on prioritizing mental health for black...
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The full Florida House will consider a bill to loosen restrictions on how many hours some teens can work

The Florida House will take up a controversial proposal to loosen restrictions on how many hours that 16- and 17-year-olds can work.

Florida Education Association speaks out about state education issues and a bill that would reduce child labor protections

The Florida Legislature is in session and Tuesday Cafe looks at the wide-ranging topic of education in Florida.
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A Florida House panel advances Linda Chaney’s bill to ease rules on teen labor

A House panel approved a proposal that would loosen regulations about the numbers of hours that 16-year-old and 17-year-old youths can work.

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