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DeSantis Steered Taxpayer Dollars and Pension Investments to Projects and Firms Backed by Donors

The governor's veto pen has killed projects that would improve Floridians’ quality of life, while sparing others pushed by influential donors. At the same time, his anti-woke pension investments ban is costing state employees billions of dollars.

The skyline of Miami is seen at the entrance to the Miami River from a boat on Biscayne Bay, Monday, May 9, 2022, off the coast of Miami. The boat tour of the bay was offered during the Aspen Ideas: Climate conference to bring attention to how the city of Miami will be affected by climate change. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
South Florida to Get Over $70 Million to Replace Rail Vehicles Through Biden’s Infrastructure Law

This funding will support new locomotives and passenger cars, as well as improve reliability, safety, and accessibility.

FILE - Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 20, 2023. The Democratic president and Republican congressional leader have each tried to assure the public in recent weeks that they don't want the government of the world's largest economy to default. But President Joe Biden has resisted McCarthy's calls for negotiations, while McCarthy is pushing a plan that can't pass the Democratic-majority Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
What Happens if America Defaults on Its Debt?

If the country defaults on its debt, millions of people would lose their jobs, retirement accounts would be decimated, Social Security payments could be delayed, Medicare and Medicaid benefits could be affected, and military members could see paychecks delayed.

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Rural Advocates Want to Take on Monopoly Power and Help Family Farmers

Participants of the 2023 Rural Policy Action Summit spoke about how to expand resources for those in rural communities, among other topics.

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This Is How a New Republican Bill Would Affect Hardworking Floridians

Under the GOP's agenda, hundreds of thousands of Floridians would lose access to food assistance, more than 17,000 kids would lose preschool and childcare slots, and tens of thousands of seniors would lose access to Meals on Wheels, among other cuts.

SSpeaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., holds an event to mark 100 days of the Republican majority in the House, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, April 17, 2023. McCarthy is hurtling toward one of the most consequential weeks of the new House Republican majority as he labors to pass a partisan package that would raise the nation's debt limit by $1.5 trillion in exchange for steep cuts that some in his own party oppose. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
House GOP Passes Bill That Would Take Food and Healthcare From Florida Families

An estimated 833,000 Floridians would lose access to food assistance, 17,600 kids would lose preschool and child care slots, and Florida veterans would lose 566,500 doctors visits for issues like mental health and substance disorder treatment under the bill.

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Republican-Backed Bill Could Let Companies Cut Wages for Thousands of Workers Across Florida

The bill has been strongly criticized by labor unions and Florida’s counties, arguing that it would hurt some of the state’s lowest-paid workers, even as the cost of living continues to rise.