May 19, 2018

TITUSVILLE -- Titusville Vice Mayor Matt Barringer lived in Staten Island, N.Y., for a year so he knows a few things about the smallest borough of New York City.

The bagels are different in Central Florida. “Not better, not worse,” he said. “Just different.”

Traffic is d...

Republican Rep. Erin Grall spoke April 9 at the State of the State breakfast benefiting Place of Hope, held at the Vero Beach Country Club and sponsored by Coldwell Banker Paradise.

Grall reported on the 2017 State Legislature session, highlighting the many gains m...

It was a legislative session the Tampa Bay Times called the “least productive in two decades at least, if you count the number of bills passed.

“Lawmakers planned to spend 2018 on education reform and hurricane preparation and had directions to tackle opioids, wild...

March 13, 2018

In a victory for the citizens of the Treasure Coast region, and based on work by Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE FL) and Indian River and Martin Counties, the Florida Legislature has included language in the state budget directing the Office of Program...

It’s not every day your state legislator sheds tears while helping to pass a bill on the House floor.

It’s not every day a member of the opposing party sidles over to console your legislator and hand her a tissue.

And it’s not every day you get a standing ovation from yo...

Several states have already approved or are considering legislation to ban the dismemberment abortion technique — used to tear off a baby’s limbs during the abortion procedure during the latter portions of pregnancy. The Florida House today approved the pro-life bill t...

The Florida House voted overwhelmingly on Friday to mothball the state’s no-fault car insurance system in place since the 1970s, sending a clear message for the second straight year amid rising expectations the Senate will pass its own version of repeal this session.

“W...

TALLAHASSEE — A measure intended to keep professional sports teams from building or renovating stadiums on publicly owned land and a separate proposal to repeal Florida’s red-light camera law were among numerous bills set up Thursday for House votes.

The House also teed...

One of Florida's most common abortion procedures, often performed during the second trimester, would be banned under a bill two Treasure Coast lawmakers filed Tuesday, the first day of the legislative session. 

The bills (House Bill 1429 and Senate Bill 1890) would...

VERO BEACH - We asked community movers and shakers for their resolutions, hopes, or goals for the New Year. 

Teacher and musician James Broxton

My New Year’s resolution is to be more involved in activities and events that bring our community together. I will use my music...

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The Florida House voted overwhelmingly on Friday to mothball the state’s no-fault car insurance system in place since the 1970s, sending a clear messa...

House votes 88-15 to repeal Florida’s no-fault car insurance system

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