POLITICS
Florida homeowners

Millions of Florida homeowners could pay more for property insurance

The proposed increase for Citizens Property Insurance policy holders could result in an average 14% hike across the board for policies covering renters, mobile homes, condos, and single-family homes.
President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event, Tuesday, April 16, 2024, in Scranton, Pa. Biden has begun three straight days of campaigning in Pennsylvania in his childhood hometown of Scranton. The Democratic president is using the working class city of roughly 75,000 as the backdrop for his pitch for higher taxes on the wealthy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden’s plan to make corporations and billionaires pay more in taxes

The president plans to raise taxes on billionaires and giant corporations to help fund more affordable housing and childcare, while keeping taxes the same for those earning under $400,000 per year.
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at 180 Church, Saturday, June 15, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Trump promises billionaires tax cuts if they donate to his campaign

The former president has cozied up to fellow billionaires in recent months as he’s become increasingly anxious to avoid prison, and therefore needs cash to fund his legal and campaign fees. In exchange, he’s promising to once again pass tax cuts for corporations and the super rich.
FILE - Students in the new Army prep course stand at attention after physical training exercises at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C., Aug. 27, 2022. The Army fell about 15,000 soldiers — or 25% — short of its recruitment goal this year, officials confirmed Friday, Sept. 30, despite a frantic effort to make up the widely expected gap in a year when all the military services struggled in a tight jobs market to find young people willing and fit to enlist. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)

Trump allies are open to the idea of mandatory military service for teens

Young Americans haven’t faced the possibility of a draft since 1973. If some in former president Donald Trump’s circle have a say, mandatory service could be back on the table.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh, writing on behalf of the Supreme Court, wrote that while the plaintiffs did not have standing to sue over the FDA's regulation of mifepristone, “it is not clear that no one else would have standing to challenge the FDA’s relaxed regulation of mifepristone.” (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

Supreme Court rejects bid to restrict abortion pill access, but leaves door open for future challenges

Justice Brett Kavanaugh, writing on behalf of the Supreme Court, wrote that while the plaintiffs did not have standing to sue over the FDA's regulation of mifepristone, “it is not clear that no one else would have standing to challenge the FDA’s relaxed regulation of mifepristone.”
During the first quarter of 2024, there’s also been a 13% drop in aggravated assault, according to the FBI. Murder and rape both decreased by about 26%. Robbery decreased by 18% and property crime declined 15%. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

FBI figures show 15% drop in violent crime in 2024

During the first quarter of 2024, there’s also been a 13% drop in aggravated assault, according to the FBI. Murder and rape both decreased by about 26%. Robbery decreased by 18% and property crime declined 15%.
IVF

Senate Republicans block bill to protect access to IVF

Thursday’s vote was the second time Republicans blocked legislation to protect IVF, after they blocked the same bill in February, and comes just one week after they similarly blocked an effort from Democrats to guarantee nationwide access to birth control.
abortion ban

A red state abortion ban nearly killed his wife. Now he’s speaking out.

Ryan Hamilton had to race his wife to the hospital after she had a miscarriage, fell unconscious, and started bleeding out on their bathroom floor. Here, he explains what happened.
Florida

Report card: Here are the Florida lawmakers who put ‘people first’

The grades are in! Meet the lawmakers who fought for Floridians, and those who caved in to special interests.
Parkland

Six years after Parkland, the bloodstained building will finally be demolished

The victims' families have been invited to witness the first blows to the building. They have divergent views about the demolition.
Roughly 15 million Americans have medical debt on their credit reports. The new rule means that debt will no longer be able to depress their credit scores and make it more difficult for them to get a job, rent an apartment, or secure a mortgage or car loan. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Medical debt would be removed from credit reports under new Biden rule

Roughly 15 million Americans have medical debt on their credit reports. The new rule means that debt will no longer be able to depress their credit scores and make it more difficult for them to get a job, rent an apartment, or secure a mortgage or car loan.
Florida

Florida corporate landlord raided by FBI

Cortland Management, which owns 46 properties spanning more than 16,000 units across Florida, is under investigation for price-fixing.