ACLU’s Tainted Waters: Algae bloom report shows state endangered public health

“In the wake of the 2016 outbreak of toxic algae in the St. Lucie River and Estuary and along Florida’s Treasure Coast, the ACLU of Florida was asked by members in the region and several environmental organizations to investigate the state’s record of transparency with regard to the dissemination of information about the potential grave danger to the public health posed by the algae flow … Click here to read more

Florida Legislature passes 130 new laws, many in effect as of July 1

From The Palm Coast Observer: “The Florida Legislature passed about 130 new laws this year, many of which went into effect July 1. Among the more controversial are a 24-hour waiting period on abortions — that one has already been challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union — and the repeal of the state’s gay adoption ban. A collection of bills passed this year that have already gone into effect July 1 is listed … Click here to read more