Judge Withdraws from Lawsuit Over Felon Voting

Judge Withdraws from Lawsuit Over Felon Voting

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida A federal judge who has routinely ruled against the state in election-related lawsuits has withdrawn from overseeing a challenge to a new state statute aimed at carrying out a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to Floridians convicted of felonies. U.S. District Judge Mark E. Walker on Wednesday […]

Hearings Planned on Voter Suppression

By The News Service of Florida Staff The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Florida Advisory Committee will hold the first in a series of public hearings on voter suppression and disenfranchisement in Broward County on July 23. The Florida advisory committee “will review the implementation of the 2018 constitutional measure to end the automatic disenfranchisement […]

Total Costs Tallied for Israel Trip

By Ana Ceballos, The News Service of Florida More than a month after Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Cabinet members wrapped up a six-day trip in Israel, the price tag of the mostly privately funded trip was revealed on Friday. The costs for the trip, in which the governor traveled to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem […]

Suspended Regulator Blasts Patronis in Lawsuit

Suspended Regulator Blasts Patronis in Lawsuit

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida Florida’s suspended top financial regulator, in a lawsuit alleging he is the victim of “pay to play — or else” politics, contends state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is running a “powerful but corrupt enterprise.” Office of Financial Regulation Commissioner Ronald Rubin, who remains on administrative leave […]

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