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Can we talk about race and elections? | Nick Maddox

Voting is the foundation of our democracy, but minorities have historically struggled for access to the ballot box. In recent years, more than 400 voter security bills have been introduced in 48 states. While these laws intend to protect voting systems, experts state that measures such as strict voter ID laws, restricted registration, and narrowed voting times disproportionately impact people of color, students, the elderly, and people with disabilities. From policies like Florida’s Senate Bill-90 that restricts...
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Local community comes together for Emancipation Day celebrations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Tallahassee and Leon County residents came together for several events on Friday in honor of Emancipation Day. On May 20, 1865, General Edward McCook read the Emancipation Proclamation on the steps of the Knott House in Tallahassee. “Those slaves became free, they became a whole person,”...
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Unemployment rates in Regional Counties and upcoming employment event

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - For April 2022, the regional unemployment rate for Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla counties was 2.4 percent, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. This rate is 1.9 percentage points lower than the region’s rate of 4.3 percent a year earlier. At 2.0 percent, Wakulla...
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New lawsuit filed against Florida’s insurance commissioner

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A new lawsuit is now targeting Florida’s insurance commissioner in the latest development in the state’s ongoing homeowners insurance crisis. The suit was filed in Leon County by the Restoration Association of Florida (RAF) and a contractor, Air Quality Assessors. It looks...
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Contractors group sues property insurers, Florida regulators over changes to policies

The Office of Insurance Regulation approved changes to policies that violate state law, the lawsuit from the Restoration Association of Florida contends. A trade group representing contractors and restoration businesses is suing Florida insurance regulators and two property insurance companies over changes to policies regulators approved limiting a homeowners’ ability to resolve disputes with the insurer in the courts.
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As hurricane season nears, Florida lawmakers wrestle with battered property insurance market in special session

TALLAHASSEE – On the eve of hurricane season, Florida lawmakers are returning to the Capitol to try to stabilize a troubled property insurance market plagued by skyrocketing rates and a parade of companies dropping policies or going out of business. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis says “we’re not going to accept anything less than a very significant package” of changes from lawmakers, who will gather Monday for a special session scheduled through Friday. ...
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