Attorney General Ashley Moody pledged to go harder after those who are defrauding Floridians, vowed to take the lead on the opioid epidemic, and said she wanted to do it without the stain of political partisanship.
Some prominent LGBTQ activists support dropping a fight for protections against discrimination in public places in Florida in exchange for Republican support to ban workplace discrimination against gay and transgender employees.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis named Carlos Muñiz to the state Supreme Court. Muñiz was a lawyer for former Gov. Jeb Bush but has never been a judge. The pick is DeSantis’ third and final to fill the court.
Florida attorney John Morgan said he has enough signatures for his proposed constitutional amendment to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour to send it to the state Supreme Court for approval.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, coming off a contentious campaign dominated by allegations of racism, touted his African-American appointees during a Martin Luther King Day speech at a historically black church in South Florida.
Ron DeSantis spent his first two weeks as Florida governor appointing Supreme Court justices, suspending maligned politicians, pushing for Everglades restoration money and rolling back medical marijuana restrictions.
Ron DeSantis on Friday rescinded Rick Scott’s suspension of former Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes, officially granting her the Jan. 4 resignation she sought back in November before she was ousted.
Carlos Beruff’s appointment to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has been canceled by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The newly-sworn FL governor revoked nearly 50 of Rick Scott’s last-minute picks Friday afternoon.
Governor Ron DeSantis diverged from Rick Scott by announcing that if the Legislature doesn’t change the law, he’ll drop an appeal of a FL court ruling that deemed a smoking ban on medical pot unconstitutional.
In addition to the Floridians who depend on SNAP benefits regularly, the government shutdown is causing federal workers to seek help getting food on the table. State agencies and food banks try to help.
After a massive algae bloom in Florida Bay three decades ago nearly crashed the population, the state of Florida said Monday the birds appear to have flapped their way back to more stable numbers statewide even though numbers in the Keys remain lower.
Florida’s new governor on Monday named Robert Luck, a Miami appellate court judge, to the Florida Supreme Court. He is DeSantis’ second Supreme Court selection, both of whom served on the Third District Court of Appeals.