Florida Republicans push vaccine exemptions, school mask lawsuits

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Republicans debuted a sweeping set of proposals to combat COVID safety precautions in the state, outlining measures that would let workers opt out of vaccine mandates, allow parents to sue schools with masking requirements, and withdraw Florida from OSHA oversight.

New lawsuit challenges Florida's transgender athlete ban

A 13-year-old Broward County soccer player and her parents are challenging a new state law that bans transgender female athletes from participating on girls’ and women’s sports teams, arguing that it is unconstitutional and “ignores basic medical science” about trans students.

DeSantis signs bill broadening ban on local gun regulations

Gov. DeSantis has signed a new bill that broadens an existing Florida law, which can make local governments pay as much as $100,000 in damages if they are sued for imposing gun regulations that are stricter than state firearms laws.

Florida House backs controversial elections changes

With two days left to reach agreement with the Senate, the Republican-controlled Florida House on Wednesday approved a major elections package that includes placing additional restrictions on voting by mail.

Florida House passes bill to ban abortions based on disability

Florida doctors would be banned from performing abortions if they know, or should have known, the woman was ending her pregnancy because of a test or diagnosis that the fetus will be born with a disability, under a bill passed by the House on Friday.