November 7, 2019

Florida Politics, Ryan Nicol, November 6, 2019- Democratic state Reps. Anna Eskamani and Michael Grieco are once again pushing a bill (HB 6043) that would allow local municipalities to ban single-use plastics such as plastic bags. Florida law currently blocks local governments from acting on the issue. “[N]o local government, local governmental agency, or …

October 13, 2019

It’s very easy to be cynical about politics. I can be cynical as well. But seeing policies being guided by a grassroots movement, with people who wanted to make this happen at all levels of power in the city, was inspiring. — Sara Soka, former Campaign Manager, Berkeley vs. Big Soda …

October 2, 2019

Newport News Times, Madeline Shannon, October 2, 2019- After two years of review, Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge Sheryl Bachart ruled a county ordinance, Measure 21-177, or The Freedom from Aerially Sprayed Pesticides Ordinance, is invalid on the basis that state law regulates pesticide use, not local governments. The decision …