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Sustainability group recaps wins and losses of 2024 legislative session

Listen: The Florida Legislative Session ended March 8th.  Sustainability advocacy group 1000 Friends of Florida recapped what they feel are the wins and losses of the session during a presentation on  Wednesday. The group 1000...

Senate proposal threatens public campaign funding, raises concerns for underfunded candidates

Listen: A new constitutional amendment advanced in a state Senate committee Wednesday that would stop public financing for campaigns for statewide offices. If it passes, it could hurt candidates without much funding. SJR 114 would...
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Proposed bill targets environmental groups with legal fees for challenging state permits

Listen: A bill, filed in both the state senate and house in early December, would force environmental groups to pay up to $50,000 in legal fees if they lose their challenges to state environmental permits....
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Florida Senate committee backs bills deregulating education and testing standards

Listen: A Florida Senate committee supported three bills Tuesday that would deregulate certain aspects of public education. One bill would reduce the impact of tests needed for high schoolers to graduate and third graders to...
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PEN America report analyzes on Florida’s influence on free speech, lawmaking nationwide

Listen: Free expression group PEN America analyzed Florida’s culture war laws over the years. They released a report arguing that legislation in Florida under Governor Ron DeSantis is driving a conservative view of free speech...
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Sarasota residents get a chance to speak to their legislators ahead of legislative session

The legislative session starts in 2024, and concerned Sarasota citizens and community leaders had a chance to speak to their representatives.

Miami Representative Daniel Perez designated as next Florida House Speaker

Republican Representative Daniel Perez of Miami was designated as the next Florida House speaker for the 2024-2026 legislative term.

Museum gives students access to LGBTQ+ history amid Florida’s anti-gay legislation

Listen: Amid a surge in anti-LGBT legislation in Florida, one museum is working to preserve its community’s history for the next generation. The Stonewall National Museum and Archives in Fort Lauderdale is one of the...

Law experts have conflicting thoughts on new Florida tort reform

Listen: In March, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 837, a law overhauling Florida’s litigation landscape. A panel of law experts spoke to a civic group in Tampa about the law. The law is referred to...
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Activist groups rally across Florida to protest new laws taking effect Saturday

Listen: Many policies from Florida’s legislative session go into effect Saturday, and various activist groups are rallying to raise awareness on the new laws they call ‘harmful’. Organizers include Florida for All, Sierra Club Florida,...

Florida Criminal Justice Reform 2023

FL Rep. Dianne Hart, a long-term champion of criminal justice and prison reforms, and Julianne Holt, the elected Hillsborough County Public Defender for the past 33 years both appeared on MidPoint to discuss the mostly...

MidPoint: Putting People to Death in Florida Just Got Easier

Death penalty defense lawyers, Allison Miller and Craig Whisenhunt join MidPoint to discuss the new legislation that now makes Florida the state with the lowest legal threshold to put convicted people to death for murder,...

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