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Hurricane Ian caused 114 deaths in Florida

Medical examiners have confirmed 114 deaths in Florida from Hurricane Ian, with nearly half of them in Lee County.
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Democrats seek to block part of Florida’s new elections law

A judge will hear arguments in a challenge by the Florida Democratic Party to part of a new elections law dealing with canvassing boards.

MidPoint: Why Are My Electric Bills So High??

Monopolistic electric utilities in Florida have been caught cheating, scamming, and funding ghost candidates in our elections to maintain their outsize influence in State politics and keep their profits soaring.
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Opponents of Florida’s congressional redistricting plan attempt to shield lawmakers from testifying

Opponents of a congressional redistricting plan pushed by Ron DeSantis are fighting an effort to shield key lawmakers from testifying.

Judge refuses to halt Florida’s transgender treatment rule

A federal judge on refused to block a new Florida rule preventing Medicaid reimbursements for gender-affirming treatments for trans people.
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DeSantis seeks to shield redistricting documents

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration is fighting to prevent the release of documents in a lawsuit challenging Florida redistricting.

The unemployment rate in Florida increased last week

Unemployment claims in Florida have increased slightly since last week. The unemployment rate remains relatively low.

MidPoint: Legal issues in the news

Former Chair of the Florida ACLU Legal Panel James Shaw Jr. joined Shelley for an open discussion to share some of the interesting legal issues in the news.
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Judge allows police budget challenge to advance in Florida

Lawsuit advances challenging part of a protest law that lets the FLorida governor & Cabinet override local decisions about police spending.

MidPoint: DeSantis’ “Anti-Woke” Investments of State Funds

Gov. DeSantis announced a new "Stop Woke" policy to bar investments of State funds in companies or funds that adopt Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles. Florida will no longer consider using issues like climate...
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Over 20 anti-abortion pregnancy centers operate in Tampa Bay, partially funded by Florida taxpayers

Listen to this story At least 21 anti-abortion clinics, with names like “Foundations of Life” and “A Woman’s Place,” operate in the Tampa Bay, region marketing themselves as pregnancy care centers or “pregnancy resource centers.”...
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“All workers deserve dignity”: Florida labor recognizes Workers’ Memorial Day

Florida labor unions and workers share reflections on Workers' Memorial Day, which falls on April 28th each year.

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