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FOX News Channel, RPOF to Team Up on Republican Gubernatorial Primary Debate

FOX News Channel (FNC) and the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) announced Thursday they will partner for a nationally televised 2018 Florida Gubernatorial Republican Primary Debate on Thursday, June 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. EST in Orlando.  

SFWMD Approves Land Purchase from Willing Seller for EAA Reservoir

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board on Thursday approved a key land purchase from a willing seller. The parcel is necessary to build the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Storage Reservoir as called for in 2017's Senate Bill 10.

'Everything Trump Touches Dies' the Book from Rick Wilson ... Coming in August

Political animals of all stripes likely will be clamoring for "Everything Trump Touches Dies" -- a new book to be released in August for Simon and Schuster's Free Press imprint. Especially coming as it does from the AntiTrump, Rick Wilson -- who sees our president as a cancer on the GOP.

Lisa Vickers New Chief of Staff for Senate President-Designate Bill Galvano

Incoming Florida Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, announced Wednesday that Lisa Vickers, a longtime senior policy advisor in the Office of the Senate President, will serve as Senate chief of staff during the 2018-2020 legislative term.

Immokalee Flood Protection to Be Enhanced by SFWMD-Collier Partnership

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board approved a partnership with Collier County Thursday to improve flood protection for the Immokalee area by clearing the State Road 29 Canal of trees and debris.

Session Extension on the Horizon, but Senate and House Reach Agreement

The 2018 legislative session will continue on past Friday and the normal 60 days -- for however long it will take to pass a new $87 billion budget. Lawmakers failed to beat the Tuesday deadline -- last day before a 72-hour cooling-off period was set to begin. The new fiscal year begins July 1.

Florida Sheriffs Association: Give Us Enough Money for School Resource Officers

The Florida Sheriffs Association released an urgent letter Tuesday afternoon requesting adequate funding for school resource officers. The letter was sent to Gov. Rick Scott, House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes, and Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart. Here is the text in its entirety:

House Passes 'Strongest Sexual Harassment' Protections in the Nation

Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes, congratulated the House Thursday for passing what he claims is "the strongest sexual harassment reforms (HB 7007) in the nation."

Caulkins Water Farm Wins Don Voss River Advocate Award in Martin County

Caulkins Water Farm, one of the few truly good-news projects to emerge on the Treasure Coast since blue-green algae began fouling the St. Lucie estuary, has received one of Keep Martin Beautiful's 12 2018 Environmental Stewardship Awards.

Scott Wants All FBI Details Surrounding Failure to Investigate Cruz Tip

Gov. Rick Scott called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Monday to release all details surrounding the Bureau’s failure to take action after receiving information Jan. 5 regarding “[Nikolas] Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.” Last week Scott called on FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign following the Bureau’s admission it did not follow through and investigate the tip.



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