Could the odds be in Democrats’ favor in 2024? Few pundits consider Florida a true swing state. But after two years of Governor Ron DeSantis pushing his extremist agenda, including one of the toughest abortion bans in the country, and policies curtailing the teaching of Black history and gender identity, there’s a case to be made that Florida voters have had enough of the Republican Party’s obsession with culture wars. That may pay off for Democrats at the ballot box.....MORE

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The home near Windermere owned by Rep. Carolina Amesty's family-run university. Central Christian University argued it should be exempt from paying property taxes on the home that is a residence of its president, Amesty's father. The Orange County Property Appraiser disagreed, as did a special magistrate. The magistrate recommended the exemption be denied, saying the house served as a private home not a part of an "educational institutional (Annie Martin/Orlando Sentinel)

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People hold signs during a joint board meeting of the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., to establish new guidelines limiting gender-affirming care in Florida. (Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel)

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