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May 20, 2022

A special session of the Florida Legislature begins Monday. Gov. Ron DeSantis called the session amid widespread problems in the state’s property-insurance system. Many Florida homeowners are losing coverage or seeing large rate increases. The session comes with companies planning to cancel another 68,000 policies. Lynn Hatter spoke with Gina Jordan about what lawmakers are being asked to fix.

Florida Democrats are calling on Governor Ron DeSantis to add the state’s housing crisis to the agenda for a special session focused on Florida’s property insurance rates. As WMNF’s McKenna Schueler reports, that session is set to begin next week.

A ruling that could overturn Roe V. Wade is expected from the U.S. Supreme Court before the end of June. But abortion access advocates say that won’t change much in Florida—at least not right away. Regan McCarthy looks into how a privacy amendment in the state constitution offers more abortion protections than the U.S. Constitution and whether those protections could end.

A three-judge panel has revived Governor Ron DeSantis’ congressional map after a state circuit court judge held that the way districts were drawn in North Florida is unconstitutional. Florida’s First District Court of Appeals has reinstated a stay on Leon Circuit Court Judge Layne Smith’s order issuing a preliminary injunction blocking the map from taking effect ahead of the November elections. As Valerie Crowder reports, the ruling came on Florida’s Emancipation Day.

The two best-known candidates for governor both campaigned in Broward County in recent days, and the contrast between Governor Ron DeSantis and former Governor Charlie Crist could not have been more striking. Steve Bousquet has been literally on the road in South Florida and filed this report ...