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Winter Garden city commission unanimously passes first diversity resolution

Winter Garden city commission unanimously passes first diversity resolution

Mayor: “We tried to do something that was for everybody.”

Winter Garden City Commission to vote on first diversity, equity and inclusion statement during Pride Month

Winter Garden City Commission to vote on first diversity, equity and inclusion statement during Pride Month

A former KKK stronghold, Winter Garden is now poised to pass a resolution stating that "hate, racial injustice, discrimination of any kind, and the politics of division, including social marginalization, will have no place in our City."

ICYMI: The best 10 quotes from the Bans Off Our Bodies Rally

ICYMI: The best 10 quotes from the Bans Off Our Bodies Rally

Rally speakers had plenty to say about abortion access, voting in the August primary and November midterms ... and what comes next if Roe is really overturned. These are the gems.

Legislative Black Caucus blasts DeSantis’s congressional map as 'blatantly unconstitutional'

Legislative Black Caucus blasts DeSantis’s congressional map as 'blatantly unconstitutional'

Sen. Randolph Bracy: “This fight will continue in court. We will not let him get away with it.”

Which math books got the axe?

Which math books got the axe?

More than 50 textbooks were rejected by the Florida Department of Education for Critical Race Theory and "other unsolicited strategies of indoctrination."

Vote over new Winter Garden district map sparks spirited debate at city commission meeting

Vote over new Winter Garden district map sparks spirited debate at city commission meeting

Commissioners vote 4-1 to postpone final decision till March 10 meeting

Florida election experts decry new voting bill likely to suppress minority voting

Florida election experts decry new voting bill likely to suppress minority voting

SB 524/HB 7061 would impose greater restrictions on mail-in ballots, create an investigations office to probe vote fraud allegations and ban local ranked-choice elections

FL lawmaker: Changing election laws that worked well ‘did not make sense to me’

FL lawmaker: Changing election laws that worked well ‘did not make sense to me’

State Rep. Geraldine Thompson, D-Windermere, testified during a federal trial that highly unusual tactics were used to pass SB 90, which is supposed to improve election integrity despite no evidence of fraud.

FL senators applaud local school board members even as lawmakers consider cutting their salaries

FL senators applaud local school board members even as lawmakers consider cutting their salaries

Florida House and Senate Republican members are pushing legislation to limit school board pay. A House bill initially proposed zero salary for local school board members.

13-second bill that explained nothing – but all committee members approved it

13-second bill that explained nothing – but all committee members approved it

What wasn’t mentioned? Physicians and emergency medical personnel could provide emergency medical care to a minor at any location without the consent of parents

Restricting how teachers and employers talk about race could chill important dialogue

Restricting how teachers and employers talk about race could chill important dialogue

The bill, pushed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, would impose guardrails on how schools can teach about racism to students and how employees can be subjected to certain trainings and discussions on race and sex.

DeSantis calls for more election ‘guardrails’; Biden says it is voting rights that need protection

DeSantis calls for more election ‘guardrails’; Biden says it is voting rights that need protection

While continuing to imply that elections are vulnerable to fraud, Gov. Ron DeSantis failed to mention that Florida just eight months ago enacted laws curtailing the use of ballot drop boxes and adding a bevy of so-called guardrails to the state’s widely commended 2020 election administration.