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  • Florida online voter registration, the time has come

    Florida online voter registration, the time has come
    Why can't Florida voters cast votes online? It's 2015, right? Hate to say Florida is again behind the times, but some 20 other states already allow residents to vote online and four more have passed laws to begin the process. The good news is...
  • Justice should be age-appropriate

    Justice should be age-appropriate
    At 16, Oliver was prosecuted in adult court for stealing two laptops from a high school classroom. At 17, Matthew was prosecuted in adult court for stealing a printer from the back porch of a house. Before they even graduated from high school, Oliver...
  • Lawmakers struggle with Ubers, Airbnbs of the world

    Lawmakers struggle with Ubers, Airbnbs of the world
    TALLAHASSEE — The cost of hailing a ride with your cellphone or booking a private-home room for the night could rise under bills pending in the Legislature this year, even as lawmakers struggle to adapt state laws to new business technologies and...
  • ACLU says police body camera videos should be open to public

    The American Civil Liberties Union and a group of civil rights organizations are opposing a police body camera bill in the Florida Legislature, saying it too often shields the videos from public view. The groups said in a news release that they favor the...
  • Florida bill would too often shield police body camera footage from public, ACLU says

    Florida bill would too often shield police body camera footage from public, ACLU says
    The American Civil Liberties Union and a group of civil rights organizations are opposing a police body camera bill in the Florida Legislature, saying it too often shields the videos from public view. The groups said in a news release that they favor...
  • Too many specialty license plates muck up system

    Too many specialty license plates muck up system
    To the Florida Legislature, specialty license plates are like potato chips. Our lawmakers know they get carried away. So much so that they tried to put themselves on a diet. No more specialty plates until 2017, they told themselves last year. And then...
  • Bread, milk, eggs – vodka? Liquor in grocery stores bill gets panel's OK

    Bread, milk, eggs – vodka? Liquor in grocery stores bill gets panel's OK
    TALLAHASSEE - Florida shoppers could soon pick up a bottle of vodka or other hard liquors at the grocery store after tossing staples such as milk and eggs into their cart. A Florida House panel Wednesday approved a measure allowing grocery stores and...
  • Palm Beach County considers $5 million down payment on stadium deal

    Palm Beach County considers $5 million down payment on stadium deal
    Palm Beach County plans to pay $5 million to get started on a new baseball stadium, even before finalizing a deal to lure two new spring training teams. The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals have agreed to hold spring training in West Palm Beach if...
  • Florida Senate Democrats push anti-discrimination bills

    Democrats in the Florida Senate say the state needs new anti-discrimination laws to protect gays, former felons and pregnant women. The senators also told a Tallahassee press conference Friday that they want mandatory paid sick leave for workers. The...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for March 6

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. RINGLING BROS CIRCUS PHASING OUT ELEPHANTS The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018,...
  • Florida budget battle may doom tax cuts and school spending

    Their session only days old, the Florida House and Senate appeared to already be on a collision course Thursday over how to balance the state budget. Sen. Tom Lee, a Brandon Republican and the Senate budget chief, warned Thursday that the potential...