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Gievers Overturned: Justices Reject Challenge to Three Ballot Measures

October 18, 2018 - 6:00am

Though one justice wrote that voters should “beware,” the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a challenge to three proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot --- including a measure that seeks to ban offshore oil drilling and vaping in workplaces.

Does the Supreme Court's Clash over Amendment 8 Reveal Judicial Activism?

October 17, 2018 - 4:15pm
Justice Charles Canady

After saying last month that it was blocking a controversial education measure from the November ballot, the Florida Supreme Court has released details of the ruling that show sharp differences about a proposal that one justice said would have brought a “monumental” change to the state Constitution.

State Freezes Insurance Rates after Michael

October 14, 2018 - 6:15pm

Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday directed the state’s top insurance regulator to freeze any potential property-insurance rate increases for 90 days as homeowners and businesspeople grapple with massive damage from Hurricane Michael.

Tom Wright to Replace Hukill in Senate District 14 Race

October 12, 2018 - 5:45pm
Tom Wright

With less than four weeks before the Nov. 6 election, a Volusia County businessman will replace the late Sen. Dorothy Hukill in a race for a Central Florida Senate seat.

Democrats Lose: 'No Justification' for Week Statewide Extension of Voter Registration, Judge Rules

October 11, 2018 - 11:30am

A federal judge has rejected a request from the Florida Democratic Party to force the state to extend a voter-registration deadline because of Hurricane Michael.

More Liberal Groups Sue to Extend Voter Registration

October 11, 2018 - 6:00am

Three groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to force the state to give Floridians an extra week to register to vote because of Hurricane Michael.

Gov. Scott Issues Emergency Order for Panhandle as Likely Hurricane Approaches

October 7, 2018 - 7:45pm

Updates 2:30 p.m. Sunday version with emergency declared, new details: Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday declared a state of emergency in Northwest Florida as a looming hurricane threatens to hammer the region in the middle of the week.

Scott said during a 6 p.m. news conference that he declared an emergency in 26 counties in the Panhandle and the Big Bend -- generally areas surrounding Tallahassee -- because of a storm in the Gulf of Mexico that became Tropical Storm Michael on Sunday.

Judge Blocks Releasing Records on FIU Bridge

October 6, 2018 - 6:00am
FSU bridge collapse, March 15, 2018

Siding with arguments of transportation-safety officials, a federal judge Friday blocked an attempt by the Miami Herald to get records related to a March bridge collapse at Florida International University that killed six people.

Senior U.S. District Judge William Stafford quashed a ruling by a state-court judge that would have required the Florida Department of Transportation to turn over records requested by the Herald. Stafford, who ruled in favor of the National Transportation Safety Board, also dismissed the case.

'Assignment of Benefits' Insurance Fight Goes to Supreme Court

October 2, 2018 - 6:00am

A fierce debate about the insurance practice known as “assignment of benefits” could play out at the Florida Supreme Court.

Big Money Backs Ballot Amendments

September 25, 2018 - 3:00pm

Florida voters this fall could decide the fate of 12 ballot proposals that deal with issues ranging from limiting taxes to banning greyhound racing.

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