The state of Florida, responding to an exposé by the Miami Herald, said it tightened its screening procedures for hiring staff to supervise delinquent youths. So how did Chris W. Jeffries slip through the cracks?
State regulators Tuesday approved a controversial proposal by Florida Power & Light to collect at least $176.4 million from customers for a project dealing with a saltwater plume that moved from the FPL plant at Turkey Point into nearby groundwater.
Women in the Florida Senate and female lobbyists say they’re experiencing a chilling work environment as part of the fallout from public allegations of sexual harassment against a powerful male colleague.
As accidents caused by distracted driving increase, some Florida lawmakers want to make texting while driving a primary offense, just like running a stop sign. Opponents fear that could lead to racial profiling.
Florida House Republicans have fleshed out a proposal to create a new voucher-like program that would fund private school scholarships for students who have been bullied in public schools. Critics say the money would be better spent elsewhere.
As a retired judge investigates allegations of sexual harassment against Florida Sen. Jack Latvala, the accuser, Rachel Perrin Rogers, has made her Senate complaint public. It details what she said he did.
The attorney for Florida Sen. Jack Latvala provided the Herald/Times with copies of more than 200 text messages between Latvala and Rachel Perrin Rogers, the Senate staffer who filed a sexual harassment complaint against him. The texting spans more than four years.
As Florida legislators are grappling with how to handle a sexual harassment case against a powerful state senator, there is little precedent and few specifics for how to proceed. The only claim to go to trial against the Legislature may offer some insights.
John Morgan, the well-known Florida lawyer and proponent of medical marijuana, ended his yearlong flirtation with a run for Florida governor as a Democrat with a series of Black Friday tweets. The prolific Democratic donor called both political parties “the same” and said he plans to register as an independent.