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Judge Lets Smokable Pot Case Go Forward, Rejecting State’s Motion to Dismiss

| January 28, 2018

The suit challenges a state law, passed during a special legislative session last year, that bans medical-pot patients from smoking marijuana.

Raising Faith Over Futility, Flagler Launches Unprecedented $25 Million Dunes-Restoration Feat

| January 27, 2018

For 50 hours a week for the next 48 weeks, trucks will dump nearly 1 million tons of sand along 12 to 15 miles of Flagler County beaches, rebuilding the dunes hurricanes washed away.

Proposal To Create Open Primaries in Florida Moves Forward, But With Issues

| January 26, 2018

All candidates seeking the same office would run in a single primary regardless of party affiliation. The top two vote-getters would run in the general election.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and Ammunition: Lawmakers Favor Guns in Churches

| January 25, 2018

The Florida House and Senate have started moving forward with measures that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on the grounds of churches and other religious institutions that include schools.

Hazing Death at Florida State Fraternity Prompts “Culture Change”

| January 24, 2018

Andrew Coffey, 20, died from alcohol poisoning during an off-campus fraternity initiation on Nov. 3. Fraternity members were arrested.

Measure to Restore Voting Rights to 1.5 Million Florida Felons Goes on November Ballot

| January 23, 2018

Voting rights of felons who have served their sentences, completed parole or probation and paid restitution would be automatically restored. Murderers and sex offenders would be excluded.

Address Florida’s Deadly Rail Crossings Now, During 2018 Session

| January 23, 2018

Between 2011 and 2017, there were a total of 105 deaths on more than 350 miles of Florida East Coast Railway tracks, which also run through Bunnell. A rail safety bill needs legislative support.

Doctors Join Chorus Against Limits on Painkiller Prescriptions, But Lawmakers Push On

| January 23, 2018

The proposal to set legal limits on prescribing for pain medication continued moving forward when it was unanimously approved by the House Appropriations Committee.

Commission Weighs Repeal of Ban on
Public Funding For Religious Groups

| January 21, 2018

Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero urged a Constitution Revision Commission panel to repeal a constitutional ban on state support for religious groups.

Flagler County’s Employment Grows by 1,500 Over a Year of Steady Growth

| January 19, 2018

Flagler County’s unemployment rate in December fell to 4 percent, down from a revised 4.3 percent, and was down a healthy 1.4 points for the year.

New York Company Buys Central Florida Pot Grower, Signaling Explosive Growth

| January 18, 2018

The New York company also owns marijuana operations in Massachusetts, Vermont, Colorado and New Mexico and has a pending acquisition in New York.

Ballot Measure Would Give Voters, Not Legislature, Final Say On Gambling’s Legality

| January 17, 2018

The proposed constitutional amendment pits the state’s gambling industry against anti-gambling advocates in what is expected to be a high-dollar campaign before the fall election.

FPL Will Not Charge Customers For Irma Repairs After All, Citing Tax Savings

| January 16, 2018

FPL says savings from the federal tax overhaul will allow it to avoid billing customers for the $1.3 billion cost of restoring electricity after Hurricane Irma.

Jacksonville Sheriff Criticizes “Walking While Black” Reporting. Editors Respond.

| January 13, 2018

Reporting has shown that disproportionate numbers of the tickets in Jacksonville and elsewhere have gone to blacks, prompting a critical response from Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams–and a corrective retort from editors.

Florida House Readies to Pass “Sanctuary City” Ban as Election Year Winds Up

| January 12, 2018

House Speaker Richard Corcoran, who is mulling a run for governor, is pushing the sanctuary-city ban that would impose stiff penalties on local governments that don;t enforce immigration laws.

Gov. Scott Calls Trump’s Reference to “Shithole” Countries “Absolutely Wrong”

| January 12, 2018

Trump reportedly questioned why the United States should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” like Haiti, El Salvador and countries in Africa, and singled out Haiti in particular.

Limiting Pain Pills Prescriptions To 7 Days? Florida Surgeons Say No.

| January 11, 2018

Lawmakers’ proposal would have patients get additional prescriptions for pain medications from their doctors. Phoning-in refills would not work.

Anitere Flores-Oscar Braynon Affair and Other Scandals Cloud Session’s Start

| January 10, 2018

A sex scandal involving the chamber’s highest-ranking Democrat and a powerful Republican, both married, and sexual harassment allegations that forced an influential Republican senator out overshadowed the session’s opening.

Proposal To Toughen Penalties For Texting While Driving Gains on 1st Day

| January 9, 2018

With support from the House speaker, a proposal to make texting while driving a “primary” offense in Florida received unanimous support Tuesday from a House panel as the 2018 legislative session opened.

Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State: Full Text

| January 9, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State address, his last, as prepared for delivery today at the Florida Capitol, before a joint session of the House and Senate.

From Opioids to Taxes to Vacation Rentals: 11 Issues To Watch In Legislative Session Starting Tuesday

| January 8, 2018

The House and Senate will negotiate a state budget and consider hundreds of bills including on health care, taxes, the environment, short-term rentals and hurricanes, among others. Here’s a preview.

Jonathan Lord Takes Over Flagler’s Emergency Management as Its 6th Chief in 12 Years

| January 8, 2018

Jonathan Lord, 43, had for more than two years been deputy director of Florida’s Division of Emergency Management, overseeing the statewide response to Hurricanes Hermine, Matthew and Irma firsthand.

Vacation Rentals Would Be Protected Class in Residential Neighborhoods In Bill Flagler Calls “Extreme”

| January 4, 2018

One proposed bill would eliminate local regulation of vacation rentals and make it difficult for home-owner associations and towns like Flagler Beach to prevent short-term rentals anywhere.

As Snow Flirts With Florida, Flagler Rains Will Yield To 3 Nights of Hard Freezes, and Precautions

| January 3, 2018

Snow fell as far south as St. Augustine today but not quite in Flagler, where officials are cautioning about hard freezes and opening a cold-weather shelter for the next three nights.

Collateral Damage of Florida’s Opioid Crisis: Children

| January 3, 2018

Contending with tales of children discovered in the backseats of cars with their parents passed out from drug overdoses in the front, or toddlers left alone in fetid apartments for days while drug-addled mothers or fathers scour the streets for a fix.

New Laws Kick In on Prescription Refills, Rideshare Regulations, Child Time-Sharing, Minimum Wage Up to $8.25/hr

| January 2, 2018

A half-dozen new laws kick in today, easing regulations over ridesharing systems like Uber and a more consumer-friendly way to enable prescription refills, while Florida’s minimum wage gets its annual inflation adjustment.

Florida’s Year of Turbulence

| January 1, 2018

Scandal, storms and sniping were the hallmarks of 2017 in Florida, where political squalls and natural disasters created havoc in the Capitol and sent tremors through the Sunshine State.

Among Slew of Legislative Rules, A Proposal To Limit Local Authority on Environment

| December 28, 2017

From fracking to tree-trimming to using close to $900 million from a voter-approved conservation fund, Florida lawmakers are lining up their wishes ahead of the 2018 session.

Latvala and Company: At Least 18 Lawmakers Gone or Punished Over Harassment in Capitols

| December 26, 2017

The movement that has empowered women across the country to levy sexual assault and harassment allegations against powerful men continues to snowball.

How to Pay For Hurricane Irma’s Damages: Lawmakers (and Taxpayers) Face Billions in Costs

| December 26, 2017

Irma’s tally: Agriculture: $2.5 billion hit on crops and facilities; insurance: $6.55 billion in property damage claims; utilities: $1 billion to cover the costs of getting power restored.

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