Anti-gambling groups speaking out ahead of special session

With Florida lawmakers heading to Tallahassee on Monday to start a special session, the Senate and House on Friday released bills that would overhaul Florida’s gambling industry, NoCasinos.org president John Sowinski said it’s not a good idea for Florida or the state’s family-friendly image. 

Joel Greenberg to plead guilty to 6 charges

Joel Greenberg, a key figure in the federal investigation of Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, has agreed to cooperate with federal investigators and admits paying an underage girl to have sex with him and other men, according to court documents filed Friday.

Back in Florida, deported military spouse takes on new mission

Alejandra Juarez was deported after living undocumented in the U.S. for 20 years. She came here illegally, fell in love with a Marine, and gave birth to American daughters. Her humanitarian parole allows her to stay in the U.S. for at least a year, but if it’s not renewed, she could be deported again.

House Republicans oust Liz Cheney from leadership

Liz Cheney is no longer the Chair of the House Republican Conference, nor is she the third highest-ranking House Republican after falling out of favor with her Republican colleagues with her public criticism of former President Donald Trump.

Groups challenge constitutionality of Florida's new protest law

Arguing that a new law is intended to “suppress the viewpoints of Black-led organizations and their allies,” a coalition of groups Tuesday challenged the constitutionality of changes championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to crack down on violent protests.