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  • Protect land, respect will of voters on Amendment 1

    The biggest winner in last year's elections in Florida wasn't a politician — it was a proposal.
  • Some in Senate seek more cash for Florida Forever land program

    TALLAHASSEE — Several senators want their chamber to allocate more than a proposed $2 million for land purchases in the Florida Forever program, after voters last year overwhelmingly backed an increase in money for conservation efforts. But for...

    We must review and improve state's death-penalty process

    We must review and improve state's death-penalty process
    Earlier this week the Florida Senate Criminal Justice Committee voted 5-0 to pass Senate Bill 664, a bill that would require, in capital-case penalty-phase proceedings, that a jury vote unanimously, rather than by a simple majority, to recommend sentences...

    Prosecutors may face limits in cases involving kids

    Prosecutors may face limits in cases involving kids
    State lawmakers are trying to change course after years of "tough-on-crime" policies have made Florida the national leader in trying children as adults. Florida tries 165 juveniles in adult court for every 100,000 arrests, according to a 2014 report from...

    Lawmakers should add resuscitation to three R's: Editorial

    Lawmakers should add resuscitation to three R's: Editorial
    Lub-dub-lub-dub-lub-dub. Much can happen in a heartbeat. Joy. Pain. Life. Death. After a summer basketball workout, Burke Cobb crumpled to the ground. No one performed timely cardiopulmonary resuscitation before first responders arrived....