Greg Allen

Greg Allen appears in the following:

Insurance rates spike after Florida lawmakers fail to address condo safety

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Florida's legislature adjourned without addressing condo safety following the collapse in Surfside in which 98 died. In the absence of state action, insurance companies are raising rates dramatically.


Plans by Florida Republicans to end Disney World's special status may not be legal

Thursday, April 28, 2022

A pledge by Florida's governor to end Disney World's status as an independent district may not be easy to carry out. A law may prevent the governor from dissolving the independent district.


Voting groups sue Florida, saying congressional map violates state constitution

Monday, April 25, 2022

Voting Rights groups are suing Florida over congressional maps that eliminate two Black voting districts. Even if successful, it's uncertain whether new maps will be imposed before the election.


DeSantis wants to end Disney World's special status in Florida

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Florida's Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, has asked lawmakers to consider a bill that would halt Disney World's exemptions to state regulations that were established more than 50 years ago.


Florida's legislature meets in a special session to adopt new congressional maps

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Republican leaders say they'll approve maps drawn by the governor that eliminate two Black voting districts. Gov. Ron DeSantis insisted on district maps that give an extra advantage to Republicans.


Gov. DeSantis takes over congressional redistricting in Florida

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Florida's legislature says instead of drawing new maps for congressional districts, it will cede the responsibility to Gov. DeSantis, who wants to eliminate two African-American voting districts.


Jury selection begins for Parkland gunman who killed 17 people

Monday, April 04, 2022

More than four years after Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at a Florida high school, the sentencing phase of his trial began Monday. He's pleaded guilty. A jury will decide if he gets the death penalty.


A jury will decide if the Parkland gunman gets the death penalty

Monday, April 04, 2022

Four years after he killed 17 people and wounded 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Nikolas Cruz goes on trial. He's already pleaded guilty and hopes to avoid the death penalty.


Florida Gov. DeSantis has signed 'Don't Say Gay' bill

Monday, March 28, 2022

Florida's governor signed a bill that bans instruction dealing with sexual orientation kindergarten through third grade. Dubbed the "Don't Say Gay" bill by critics, it was ridiculed at the Oscars.


Officials hope Miami Beach spring break curfew will discourage violence

Friday, March 25, 2022

Miami Beach has imposed a midnight spring break curfew and declared a state of emergency after shootings left five people wounded.


Ukrainian expats want the U.S. to do more for friends and relatives fighting Russia

Thursday, March 24, 2022

South Florida's Ukrainian expatriate community is collecting aid to help the fighters in their home country. And they're pressing the Biden administration for advanced weapons, including fighter jets.


Florida Governor DeSantis wants to eliminate 2 proposed Black voting districts

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis wants lawmakers to redraw two Congressional voting districts with majority Black populations. Observers say he is apparently courting a national audience.


Florida Senate to vote on measure that critics dubbed 'Don't Say Gay' bill

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Florida's Senate is preparing to pass a bill that bans any discussion of sexual orientation in schools from kindergarten through third grade. Republican supporters say it's about parental rights.


With the war, a Ukrainian art show gains new meaning

Saturday, March 05, 2022

Gallery owners Julia and Max Voloshyn came to Miami five months ago to exhibit the work of Ukrainian artists. Now that Russia has invaded their homeland, they can't go back.


Fla. Gov. DeSantis wants lawmakers to dismantle a minority voting district

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Republican-controlled legislature appear to be headed for a showdown over maps. Florida is redrawing its congressional districts.


Florida has become the GOP's favorite destination, and not just for its beaches

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Florida has become go-to for Republican politicians holding meetings and fundraisers. Part of it is the relaxed COVID restrictions, but warm weather and political winds are big draws, too.


Florida Republicans unhappy over Everglades restoration

Monday, February 21, 2022

The massive project to restore Florida's Everglades is getting new money from the infrastructure law. But some state Republicans are unhappy, saying a key part of the project was left out.


Florida's House passes a bill banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Florida is moving to adopt a ban on abortions after 15 weeks, with no exception for rape or incest. The bill is patterned after the Mississippi abortion ban now before the U.S. Supreme Court.


Fla. bill bans businesses and schools from making anyone feel guilt about race

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Under a bill proposed by Florida's governor, schools and businesses would be banned from teaching courses and offering training that cause white people to feel "discomfort" on account of their race.


Remembering the man who 'laid the groundwork for the modern civil rights movement'

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Seventy years ago, Florida civil rights pioneer Harry T. Moore and his wife, Harriette, were killed in a bombing at their home on Christmas Day. No one was charged with their murders.