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Florida's Waltz Co-Sponsors Puerto Rico Statehood Bill

October 31, 2019 - 6:00am
Michael Waltz

U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla. has co-sponsored a bill to make Puerto Rico the 51st state.

H.R. 4901, the Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act, would require a "Statehood Yes-No" vote by both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate for the island. This is the same precedent established for the admission process of Alaska and Hawaii.

The legislation is sponsored by U.S. Reps. Jenniffer González Colón, R-P.R., and Jose Serrano, D-N.Y.

Obama-Backed Committee Targets Florida State Elections for 2018

February 10, 2018 - 6:00am
Barack Obama

President Barack Obama is ready to lend a helping hand to state elections come 2018, pledging to focus on 11 states -- including Florida -- to try and put more Democrats in office later this year.

Frank White Nabs Two Sheriffs' Endorsements for Attorney General Bid

February 9, 2018 - 10:15am
Frank White

State Rep. and Attorney General hopeful Frank White rolled out two new endorsements in his bid for the Florida Cabinet on Thursday.

Post Hurricanes, State Lawmakers Lag Behind on Infrastructure Improvements

February 8, 2018 - 6:00am

Recommendations made by a special Florida House committee on hurricane preparedness have reached a roadblock midway through the 2018 legislative session, casting doubt over whether or not the state will pass some of the recommended reform measures to make improvements for hurricane preparedness efforts. 

DeSantis Still Riding High on Trump Endorsement

February 7, 2018 - 2:00pm
Ron DeSantis

Florida Congressman and Florida Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ron DeSantis is making an extra effort to let Floridians -- and his competitors -- know he has the president’s support in his bid for Tallahassee this year.

Florida Education Targets 'Bully' Corcoran, State Reps Over Omnibus Education Bill

February 7, 2018 - 12:15pm

The Florida Education Association isn’t letting up on its attacks over the Florida House’s new omnibus education bill, first focusing on House Speaker Richard Corcoran but now targeting other state reps supporting the legislation as well.

Critics Slam Bill 'Erasing' Birthdays of Confederate Figures from Florida Holidays

February 6, 2018 - 3:30pm

Florida lawmakers moved closer to removing holidays celebrating Confederate figures in a committee meeting on Tuesday.

Florida Job Growth Grant Fund Hands Out $35 Million in Grant Awards

February 6, 2018 - 2:30pm
Rick Scott

Florida will dole out $35 million in awards as part of the state’s Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, Gov. Rick Scott’s office announced on Tuesday.

Florida Education Association Trashes Corcoran's 'Anti-Union' Education Bill

February 5, 2018 - 4:00pm

The state’s largest teachers’ union is taking aim at a massive education bill making its way through the Florida House of Representatives, saying the sweeping legislation would “starve” Florida schools and cause students to suffer.

Rick Scott Pledges Continued Support for Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria

February 5, 2018 - 2:45pm
Rick Scott visiting with Florida utility workers in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico five months ago, but Florida isn't ready to let up on recovery efforts just yet. On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott made another trip to the island, where nearly 450,000 people are still without power. 

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