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Florida’s Six-Week Abortion Ban Is One Step Closer to Becoming Law

Earlier this week, after extended debate, proposed legislation to prevent abortions after six weeks of pregnancy began moving forward in the Florida Senate.

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Biden’s Budget Would Tax Billionaires, Corporations to Strengthen Medicare, Expand Child Care, and Help Families

Republicans immediately rejected Biden's plan, but have yet to release their own budget. They have made it clear, however, that they want to apply deep spending cuts to everything from health insurance to food assistance benefits.

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DeSantis and FL Republicans Propose Bill to Ban Abortions After Six Weeks of Pregnancy

Although Gov. Ron DeSantis did not refer to or comment on the proposed bill during his March 7 speech, he has previously signaled his support for the legislation and during a February briefing said he would readily sign it.

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A New Florida GOP Bill Could Make It Legal for Parents to Kidnap Their Trans Kids

The response from members and straight allies of the LGBTQ community has been one of alarm, with many calling it “fascist” and “state sponsored kidnapping.” 

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Sen. Lauren Book: ‘Paid Family Leave Is Critical for ALL Mothers’

The Senate minority leader filed a bill to protect paid family leave for all state employees who give birth, even in cases of stillbirth.

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Florida Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Make Diapers Permanently Tax Free in the State

In the bill’s new version, Sen. Lauren Book proposes making the diapers tax relief permanent and include other childcare items as well as feminine hygiene and incontinence products. 

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Florida Second in Nation With Most School Books Banned

After DeSantis' conservative push, the state has the second highest number of school-related book bans in the US.