Florida Legislature

Andrew Warren calls judicial consolidation “a naked power grab by Tallahassee and the Republican leadership”

Andrew Warren calls a plan to merge court circuits "a naked power grab by Tallahassee and the Republican leadership" in Florida.
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Hillsborough County's suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren
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Advocates have 620,000 signatures in their bid to add a ballot question on abortion protections to Florida’s ballot

Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to ensure abortion rights in Florida have totaled more than 621,000 valid petition signatures
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Florida Supreme Court says ‘Marsy’s Law’ does not shield cops’ names

A 2018 constitutional amendment to bolster victims’ rights “does not explicitly” shield the identities of police officers from disclosure.
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Industry groups tell the U.S. Supreme Court that Florida’s social media law is “entirely incompatible with the First Amendment”

The Supreme Court said in September that it will take up the case and a challenge to a similar Texas law.
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Florida settles with a hotel over ‘Drag Queen Christmas’

Florida regulators and a Miami hotel have settled a dispute about minors attending an event last year titled “A Drag Show Christmas.”
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Bill in Florida would allow people to kill bears on their property without permits

A Florida bill would allow people to kill bears on their property without permits when they feel threatened or for protection.
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A judge sides with Florida’s increased fees on medical marijuana companies

A judge ruled in support of Florida's $1.33 million license-renewal fee for medical marijuana companies to do business in the state.
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A bill would lead to Florida recognizing three panhandle tribes

Florida would give state recognition to three Native American tribes in the Panhandle, under a bill filed by a Pensacola Republican.
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Plaintiffs fire back in felons’ voting case in Florida

Plaintiffs want to continue a lawsuit challenging how Florida is carrying out a constitutional amendment to restore felons’ voting rights.
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Music program proposed for Florida middle schools

A Florida bill would supplement middle school science, technology, engineering and math education with “music-based” learning materials.
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A proposal in the Florida Legislature would prevent reparations to descendants of slaves

A Senate Republican filed a proposed constitutional amendment to prevent Florida from paying reparations to descendants of slaves.
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A bill in the Florida Legislature restricts the use of personal pronouns in government agencies

A Florida House Republican filed a bill that would place restrictions on government agencies in the use of personal pronouns.
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Bill in Florida legislature would stop smoking and vaping at state parks

A Democrat filed a proposal (HB 495) that would prohibit smoking or vaping within Florida state parks.

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