Marijuana amendment struck down by Florida Supreme Court

Justice Alan Lawson, in a dissent joined by Justice Jorge Labarga, acknowledged that Sensible Florida proposal was a “close case.” But he said the court should have read the ballot summary in conjunction with a ballot title that said, “Regulate Marijuana in a Manner Similar to Alcohol to Establish Age, Licensing, and Other Restrictions.” ... Read More

DeSantis, Cabinet approve highway extension across wetlands tied to Everglades

“The judge found, not surprisingly, that building a 14-mile highway outside the (county’s urban development boundary) is inconsistent with the county’s own comp plan requirement that they develop in a way that shifts travel modes,” said Paul Schwiep, representing Tropical Audubon Society. “That is a fact finding that is unassailable, because the county’s own experts said, and this is this is a quote, that the plan amendment will not shift travel mode from single occupancy... Read More

Miami Beach rejects Clevelander settlement, will appeal order blocking 2 a.m. booze ban

In a statement Tuesday night, Paz also said the city would reject a settlement offer from the Clevelander hotel, which sued the city last month over the booze ban. The proposed settlement sought to shield some Ocean Drive businesses, like the Clevelander, from the 2 a.m. cutoff while allowing the city to enforce the law in the rest of the district. ... Read More