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Special Election Set to Fill Regina Hill’s Council Seat

A May election is set to fill the seat of suspended Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill.

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Tackling Frivolous Challenges to Books in Public Schools

Lawmakers debate scaling back the ability to object to classroom reading materials.

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Florida Could Ban Sleeping or Camping in Public Places

Lawmakers debate allowing certain land to be set aside for the homeless.

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Winter Park’s Mayor-Elect Discusses her Vision for the City

Winter Park’s mayor-elect discusses issues facing the city, from leaf blowers to transit.

The Future Balance of Power in Tallahassee

Florida’s House Speaker-designate spells out his vision for limited government.

Challenges to Congressional Redistricting in Florida

Florida activists hail rulings on Congressional boundaries in Alabama and Louisiana.

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Florida Evacuates U.S. Citizens From Haiti

Central Florida’s congressional delegation pushes for U.S. federal action on Haiti.

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Proposals for Eatonville’s Former Hungerford School Site

Ideas emerge for development of the historic Hungerford land in Eatonville.

Abortion and the 2024 Election in Florida

Florida’s top court weighs abortion access ahead of the 2024 election.

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Florida Supreme Court Hears Abortion Amendment Arguments

Florida abortion rights campaigners collect enough signatures for November ballot measure.

Proposals for Amendments to Florida’s Constitution

Groups fight to get their respective priorities on ballot in Florida in 2024.

A Preview of the 2024 Florida Legislative Session

Florida Lawmakers are set to debate gun laws, energy policy, condo safety and more.

YouTube Clips

NewsNight | Interview with UCF political scientist Aubrey Jewett to discuss the Iowa caucuses

UCF political scientist Aubrey Jewett joins Steve Mort to discuss the results of the Iowa caucuses and the special election in Florida House District 35.

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NewsNight | Interview with UCF political scientist Aubrey Jewett to discuss the Iowa caucuses
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NewsNight | Interview with UCF political scientist Aubrey Jewett to discuss the Iowa caucuses
NewsNight | Interview with FRRC Executive Director Desmond Meade
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NewsNight | Interview with FRRC Executive Director Desmond Meade
NewsNight | Florida lawmakers are set to consider a proposal to loosen the state’s child labor laws.
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NewsNight | Florida lawmakers are set to consider a proposal to loosen the state’s child labor laws.
NewsNight | Interview with political analyst about the future balance of power in Tallahassee
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NewsNight | Interview with political analyst about the future balance of power in Tallahassee

NEWSNIGHT| Interview with the Director of the Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF, Michael Binder

Director of the Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida, Michael Binder speaks with NewsNight about potential new gun laws for this upcoming legislative session and how Governor Desantis is doing on the campaign trail.

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NEWSNIGHT| Interview with the Director of the Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF, Michael Binder
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NEWSNIGHT| Interview with the Director of the Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF, Michael Binder
NEWSNIGHT | Interview with Florida State Director for Gun Owners of America, Luis Valdes
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NEWSNIGHT | Interview with Florida State Director for Gun Owners of America, Luis Valdes
NEWSNIGHT | Interview with President of Prevent Gun Violence Florida, Patricia Brigham
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NEWSNIGHT | Interview with President of Prevent Gun Violence Florida, Patricia Brigham

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ABOUT PRESERVING DEMOCRACY 

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