Voters approved amendments to protect voting rights and prevent political gerrymandering, but legislators are stalling their implementation.
As police officers here arrested four people for distributing food to the homeless in an Orlando park, June 8, a crowd chanted, "Food is a right, not a privilege!"
In Florida, a state that only a few decades ago was officially segregated, some people think this possible disenfranchisement is no accident.
Criminalizing undocumented immigrants might make good politics, especially for Republicans supported by the tea party movement, but it would cripple the state's economy.
Opponents say if Republicans get their way on immigration in Florida, social, civil and even economic life in Miami and around the state could be severely disrupted.
The first day of the legislative session saw "Awake the State"demonstrations in 32 cities across the state, aiming to stop Gov. Rick Scott's "skeleton budget."
Rep. Allen West became unhinged at a recent town hall meeting in South Florida, where he told a Muslim questioner who defended Islam, "Don't try to blow sunshine up my butt!"
Unemployment compensation acts as one of the most efficient stimulus programs, pumping more than $9 billion into the local economy.
The fight for African American freedom reaches back hundreds of years, even before the arrival of the British.
The Teamsters racked up four organizing wins in late September and early October, including the first-ever union win under new voting rules.