Stories tagged: "law and policy"

‘Pawns in a Political Stunt’: Migrants Flown to Martha’s Vineyard File Lawsuit Against DeSantis

Florida officials created an "official-looking brochure" that used language from a refugee resettlement program to lure them to the planes with the false promise of better opportunities, the suit alleges.

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Seminole County GOP Chair Found Guilty in Vote-Siphoning Scheme

Ben Paris was sentenced after interfering in the state Senate race by making an illegal campaign contribution in someone else's name.

Democrats Renew Push for Biden to Decriminalize Weed, an Idea Floridians Overwhelmingly Support

Decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana is overwhelmingly popular with Florida residents of all political affiliations, as 70% of voters in the state support legalizing cannabis, according to the polling firm Civiqs.

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DeSantis’ Anti-Riot Law Infringes on First Amendment Rights, United Nations Reports

The Republican governor claims the state is "free of socialist doctrine," but is being called out for a measure that undermines one of the cornerstones of democracy: the right to free speech.

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Matt Gaetz Votes Against Bill Targeting Human Trafficking

Under investigation since 2020 for possible sex trafficking and sex with a minor, the Florida representative was among the 20 Republicans who voted against the renewal of the measure.

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DeSantis Goes After Companies ‘Imposing Woke Ideology on the Economy’

The governor announced actions against these businesses and his plans to prohibit state investments that use “environmental, social, and governance” ratings, which could affect services like PayPal.

Florida - Supreme Court - Justice
DeSantis to Appoint Florida Supreme Court Justice Before Election

During his time in office, the governor has appointed three justices to the state’s most important court, steering it in a more conservative direction.