City Council ditches gender pronoun proposal

Tuesday’s Ocala City Council meeting drew an overflow crowd, most...

DeSantis signs online sales tax bill

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis quietly signed into law a...

DeSantis signs anti-riot bill into law

TALLAHASSEE – Flanked by uniformed law-enforcement officers, Gov. Ron DeSantis...

Bill targeting violent protests heads to DeSantis

TALLAHASSEE – Republican lawmakers handed Gov. Ron DeSantis one of...

Anti-protest bill moves forward in Senate

TALLAHASSEE – With critics warning that the bill would chill...

Senate passes Bright Futures changes

TALLAHASSEE – Despite an outcry from opponents warning that “guaranteed”...

DeSantis nixes COVID-19 passport idea

Florida Governor pushes for Legislature to impose a permanent ban...

Cap on contributions considered

The proposed limit would apply to constitutional amendment efforts TALLAHASSEE...

Legislature considers transgender athlete limit  

TALLAHASSEE – A Florida Senate panel Wednesday signed off on...

Guinn eyes another term as mayor

Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn won’t be hanging up his pinstriped...

Protest bill passes House, Senate up next

TALLAHASSEE – With Black lawmakers condemning the proposal as a...

Questions remain on Bright Futures bill after c...

TALLAHASSEE – A Senate panel on Tuesday scaled back a...

Election reform bills advance in Legislature

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Republican lawmakers are pushing ahead with sweeping...

Ocala Councilman Grabelle won’t run for re-elec...

There will be at least one new face at the...

Baxley-sponsored election bill faces backlash

TALLAHASSEE – Four months ago, Gov. Ron DeSantis bragged that...

Ocala mask ordinance will lapse on April 3

After sparking intense public debate, the City of Ocala’s emergency...

Council comments spark fire fee flare up

The latest volley in the ongoing litigation surrounding the Ocala...

Senate bill would make constitution changes ha...

Measure would require 75% voter approval to pass amendments TALLAHASSEE...

Baxley push to change Bright Futures on hold

TALLAHASSEE – A Senate proposal that would cut state-backed Bright...

State eyes $1 billion in uncollected online sal...

TALLAHASSEE – A proposal that could cut deeply into the...

Process to fill county judge seat started

Local officials recently took the first step to fill the...

Gallery: Gov. DeSantis in Ocala to tout vaccine...

Gov. Ron DeSantis was in Ocala Friday at the Circle...

Fed order lets all school workers get vaccine

Florida teachers of all ages are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations,...

Bryant wary of proposed new toll-road legislation

TALLAHASSEE – Legislation to repeal controversial toll-road projects passed a...

City Council changes open lodging ordinance

In response to a recent court order prohibiting the arrest...

Legislative session starts in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis launched the 2021 legislative session...

Commission to consider $11 million rental assis...

Almost a year after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Marion County...

Baxley bill would change vote-by-mail process

TALLAHASSEE – After Florida received widespread praise for its handling...

County Commission approves 2021 legislative agenda

The Marion County Board of County Commissioners approved its legislative...

State’s emergency management head leaving...

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis confirmed Monday that Florida Emergency...

Going to pot: State boards to set smokable mari...

Get ready for reefer madness this week. On Wednesday, members...

Census results delayed until September

Blaming coronavirus-related delays, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Friday that...

Baxley backed baby box bill sparks debate

TALLAHASSEE – A proposal backed by an Ocala legislator allowing...

Senator wants end to Confederate Memorial Day i...

A proposal is back in the Florida Senate that would...

Ocala non-profits face fire assessment bill

Ocala’s non-profit organizations will soon start receiving bills from the...

Ocala extends mask ordinance

Fresh off a debilitating bout with COVID-19, Mayor Kent Guinn...

Judge Ritterhoff Williams to retire

Ritterhoff Williams [Submitted] County Judge Sarah Ritterhoff Williams announced her retirement on...

DeSantis unveils $96.6 billion budget

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday proposed a record...

Hospitals short on vaccines referred to health ...

TALLAHASSEE – With frustrations mounting amid a constrained supply of...

Bill Briefs: Proposals target tax holiday, poli...

A Senate Republican recently filed a bill that would provide...

Ocala fire fee refunds coming, but will take a ...

It’s no longer a question of if Ocala must refund...

Fla. Senate bill would expand school choice

TALLAHASSEE – Republican legislative leaders are lauding a sweeping school-choice...

Trump protests tame in Ocala, across Florida on...

After preparation for potentially large-scale protests, only about 10 supporters...

State short on first doses of COVID-19 vaccines

TALLAHASSEE – As Gov. Ron DeSantis barnstorms the state announcing...

Data scientist Rebekah Jones surrenders after w...

TALLAHASSEE – Former state COVID-19 data scientist Rebekah Jones turned...

DeSantis mobilizes National Guard ahead of expe...

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday evening activated the...

Report: Man planned violent confrontation of pr...

TALLAHASSEE — Federal prosecutors are accusing a Tallahassee man of...

Senators raise questions on vaccine rollout

TALLAHASSEE — A leading Senate Republican on Wednesday chided Florida...

Ocala Trump supporters blame infiltrators for D...

Some Marion County supporters of President Donald Trump say they...

Florida Republicans file priority legislation t...

Two GOP lawmakers — Sen. Danny Burgess and Rep. Juan...