Stories with 'florida legislature' tag

Miami Beach gets to stay Styrofoam free — but the rest of the state is screwed

The statewide ban on local Styrofoam bans doesn’t apply to Miami Beach. Here’s why.

/ March 21, 2016

‘I’m just a bill’

If you’ve long forgotten lessons from Schoolhouse Rock!, we’ve outlined how a bill becomes a law in Tallahassee.

/ March 8, 2016

Your View: The fight for Miami’s freshwater is happening now

Florida voters overwhelmingly passed Amendment 1 to conserve and buy land to restore the Everglades. The original plan may be our best hope against sea level rise. Nathaniel Sandler asks why the state legislature is screwing it up.

/ June 2, 2015

Your View: Proposed state law would harm free speech online

Activist and civic technology leader Rob Davis argues that Florida’s proposed True Origin of Digital Goods Act (TODGA), sponsored by two Miami legislators, would stifle online debate, open bloggers and whistleblowers to harassment, and effectively limit free speech. Find out more about the bill and why advocates for technology and democracy are pushing back on this little-known proposal.

/ April 21, 2015