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Florida ethics panel: Fried didn't properly disclose income

Dec. 08, 2021 16:32 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida ethics panel on Wednesday announced it has found probable cause that Democratic candidate for governor Nikki Fried violated state law for failing to properly disclose her income on financial forms. The Florida Commission on Ethics found probable...

Groups slam Florida over removal of anti-bullying resource

Dec. 08, 2021 14:15 PM EST

TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) — Advocacy groups are criticizing the Florida Department of Education for removing an anti-bullying webpage from its site, saying the decision will harm LGBTQ students. A spokesman for the state education department on Wednesday said it removed the portal...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Dec. 08, 2021 14:05 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. December 5, 2021. Editorial: Court ruling a wake-up call for better approach to gambling Just when it appeared Florida was on its way to becoming a gambling mecca, a federal judge invalidated an agreement between the state and the Seminoles that would...

Florida professors cite fear of state politicians on campus

Dec. 07, 2021 21:01 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida professors say fear of upsetting state politicians pervades the campus to the point that race-related references have been edited out of course materials and faculty members have been restricted from participating in outside activities that challenge the...

Seminole Tribe suspends Florida online sports betting app

Dec. 04, 2021 15:21 PM EST

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — The Seminole Tribe of Florida shut down its online sports betting app Saturday after being dealt its latest legal defeat in a case that has halted a massive expansion of gambling throughout Florida. The tribe said it will temporarily stop taking...

Complaint: UF wants to ax 'critical race' from study title

Dec. 02, 2021 19:02 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida administrators told faculty members they couldn’t used the words “critical” and “race” together in describing a new concentration of study, out of fear that it would antagonize state lawmakers who are contemplating a bill to ban critical...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Dec. 01, 2021 14:25 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. November XX, 2021. Editorial: Lake O operating plan about the best option of tough choices Pity the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Taking on the role of a modern-day Solomon, the federal agency had to come up with new water usage...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Dec. 01, 2021 12:03 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 30 The Wall Street Journal on U.S. Supreme Court at abortion crossroads: The Supreme Court takes up its most important abortion case in years on Wednesday, and...

DeSantis proposes raises, bonuses for first responders

Nov. 29, 2021 15:46 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will include raises and bonuses for law enforcement when he announces his overall state budget proposal next week, he said at a news conference Monday. DeSantis is proposing repeating the $1,000 bonuses law...

Lockdown-free Florida top vacation spot for holidays

Nov. 29, 2021 14:40 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH (AP) — Cooped-up tourists eager for a taste of Florida's sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and warmer climates are visiting the Sunshine State in droves, topping pre-pandemic levels in recent months. Miami is one of the top search destinations on travel...