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Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 16, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. June 12, 2021. Editorial: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis errs in restricting race studies in schools At a time when Americans are crying out for an honest appraisal and greater understanding of the role race plays in our nation’s...

Florida Senate passes gambling agreement with Seminole Tribe

May. 18, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sports betting in Florida is a step closer to legalization after the Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill Tuesday approving a gambling agreement signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe. The bill that was passed 38-1 also...

Florida casts itself as elections model, but clashes remain

May. 01, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a state famed for election night fiascoes, Florida's handling of the November presidential vote was hailed as a sign it finally got things right. Even so, Florida Republicans have drafted new rules on voting by mail, drop boxes and ballot handling that are...

Florida Senate approves changes to public retirement system

Apr. 08, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A proposal pushed by the leader of the Florida Senate to close the state's pension plan to most new enrollees won approval Thursday from the Republican-controlled chamber, but its fate was uncertain as it headed to the House for possible...

Debate brews in Florida about parental consent over sex ed

Mar. 30, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Culture-war politics over sex education could again erupt in Florida’s statehouse, as a Senate Committee advanced a measure Tuesday that would require public school boards to hold hearings on what should be included in sex education curricula. ...

Florida proposes new barrier to citizen ballot proposals

Mar. 30, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Republicans are once again trying to make it more difficult for citizens to amend the state constitution through petition drives, this time by limiting contributions to political committees proposing a ballot initiative. A bill setting...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Mar. 24, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ March 24 The Daytona Beach News-Journal on dropping Daylight Saving Time: Nine days ago (if you were awake) you may have been watching as the clock on your cell...