State Politics

State Politics

Is the Florida Legislature broken?

The Legislature’s presiding officers chose to force a vote on a series of controversial policy bills by tying them to the budget in a take-it-or-leave-it deal. Do legislative leaders have too much power or is consensus now a dirty word?

Videos

Protesters call for state senator Artiles' resignation

Protesters gather outside of Florida state senator Frank Artiles asking for his resignation after reports came out that he used a racial slur against fellow legislators.
Jose A. Iglesias Miami Herald
Protesters call for state senator Artiles' resignation 1:34

Protesters call for state senator Artiles' resignation

Black lawmakers call for Frank Artiles' expulsion 2:47

Black lawmakers call for Frank Artiles' expulsion

Florida Senate president answers questions about a Miami senator's racial slur, insults 12:12

Florida Senate president answers questions about a Miami senator's racial slur, insults

How the Florida Senate president learned of a Miami lawmaker's racial slur
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How the Florida Senate president learned of a Miami lawmaker's racial slur