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The denial of the zoning exception for Santa’s proposed commercial dog breeding facility is a victory, but the battle against puppy mills and animal cruelty is far from over.
Once again, the Florida legislature passed another election bill this year. That makes six years in a row 😓 the GOP has filed and passed a major overhaul of Florida’s election system. This bill has been touted as a way to improve election security, but upon closer examination, it still does not address Florida’s voter
State mandates proposed in Tallahassee would further undermine our ability to freely govern our communities, instead allowing corporations and their big teams of lawyers to run our communities.
Is Tallahassee Threatening Florida’s Democracy? State Preemption Laws Benefit Corporations at the Expense of Local Communities
Under preemption, the state government takes away decision-making power from local governments, making it easier for corporations to have their way in a state with a population of over 21 million people.
A new property insurance bill falls short on profit transparency- insurers’ profits stay hidden.
Florida’s Withdrawal from the Electronic Registration Information Center Exposes a Failure in Election Integrity
It is essential that Florida put election security before politics and rejoin the Electronic Registration Information Center program.
Florida state lawmakers pushed an amendment to change the state’s “resign to run” law exempting “persons seeking the office of President or Vice President” from this requirement.
Guest author Rep. Mike Gottlieb (D-Davie) argues that any attempt to undermine the right to organize unions is an attack on our democracy and on the fundamental values of freedom and liberty that we hold dear.
A bill to take over the Gainesville Regional Utility, a municipally owned utility, and replace its board with a governor-appointed board, advanced out of a Florida House Committee on April 19.
Just as the Florida Legislature advanced a law to claw back control over Disney’s special taxing district, they advanced a separate bill to give Gov. DeSantis control over a municipally-owned electric utility.
Guest author Martha Pelaez writes that older consumers are bearing the brunt of the rising cost of electricity. The reason: The Florida Public Service Commission has proven to be the puppet of Florida Power & Light, the electric monopoly that supplies electricity to much of the state.