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Annette Taddeo: Resign, Sen. Latvala

Saying she too has been a victim of sexual misconduct, just-elected Miami Sen. Annette Taddeo, D-Miami, joined the chorus of lawmakers calling for Sen. Jack Latvala to resign so the Senate can get back to the people's business.

Greg Steube Wants to Repeal Daylight Saving Time

State Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, is planning to introduce a bill ending Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Florida. 

Four Florida Utilities to Spend Thanksgiving Restoring U.S. Virgin Islands' Power

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) announced Tuesday public power personnel from four Florida municipal electric utilities will be headed to the U.S. Virgin Islands Tuesday and Wednesday to assist with power restoration efforts there following destructive Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Steve Mostyn, Charlie Crist's Mysterious Mega-Donor, Dies in Texas

Steve Mostyn, the Texas millionaire trial attorney and Democratic mega-donor who donated $2.3 million in 2014 to gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist and the Florida Democratic Party -- completely out of the blue -- died Wednesday in Houston after "a sudden onset and a battle with a mental health issue."

Conservative Criminal Justice Agenda Unveiled

Florida lawmakers and a coalition of conservative public policy organizations joined the James Madison Institute in front of the Florida Senate Chamber on Wednesday when they unveiled the Conservative Criminal Justice Reform Agenda. The group shared a poll that demonstrates a majority of registered Florida voters support a number of smart justice reforms.
 
Agenda items for 2018 include -- 

Poll: Americans Say 'Yes' to Stricter Enforcement of Gun Control Laws

With two mass shootings in a month, American voters say more needs to be done about enforcing gun laws -- but they don't believe in limiting gun ownership -- a new poll shows.

Philip Levine Starts Behind Gwen Graham, Andrew Gillum

With Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine expected to launch a gubernatorial bid on Wednesday, a new poll shows the South Florida Democrat has some work to do if he wants to win his party’s nomination in next year’s primary. 

Paul Paulson Drops Out of Agriculture Commissioner Race, Backs Matt Caldwell

On Wednesday, businessman Paul Paulson ended his bid for the Republican nomination to replace term limited Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and threw his support to state Rep. Matt Caldwell. 

Alex Sink Goes to Bat for Jeremy Ring

Former state CFO Alex Sink showcased her support for former state Sen. Jeremy Ring who is running for the state CFO post in 2018. Sink is the only Democrat to win state Cabinet office in recent years though she stumbled as the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in 2010 and in a congressional bid in 2014. 

First Coast Legislators Back Matt Caldwell for Agriculture Commissioner

On Thursday morning, state Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-Lehigh Acres, announced that a host of legislators from the First Coast were backing his campaign for the Republican nomination to replace term limited state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in 2018. 

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