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Backroom Briefing: Confusion? Ageism? Senate Camps Trade Blows

October 4, 2018 - 4:45pm
Rick Scott and Bill Nelson

Confused. Rambling. Incoherent. Those are just a few of the terms Gov. Rick Scott and his team have used to describe U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in Scott’s attempt to unseat the veteran Washington lawmaker.

Backroom Briefing: Maria Anniversary Stirs up Politics

September 20, 2018 - 1:30pm
Ron DeSantis, Rick Scott and Andrew Gillum

On Thursday’s one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria, Gov. Rick Scott made his eighth trip to Puerto Rico since the storm left the U.S. territory in tatters.

Gun Rights Ad Draws NRA Rebuke

August 14, 2018 - 6:00am

An NRA-endorsed candidate for agriculture commissioner is “retooling” an ad after the gun-rights group said he made a "mistake" in assigning a failing grade to a primary opponent.

Backroom Briefing: Amendment Supporters Fear Fatigue

May 17, 2018 - 12:30pm

Anticipated “voter fatigue” is already a concern of backers of a proposed constitutional amendment that would extend a property-tax cap, particularly because approval of the measure will require support from 60 percent of voters.

Backroom Briefing: Coolers in the Middle of a Red-Hot Debate

April 26, 2018 - 12:30pm

An all-out feud erupted over social media sites this week, with posts of angry gun owners shooting up pricey YETI mugs and coolers, or repurposing them for less sanitary activities, after the Texas-based company dropped an affiliation with the National Rifle Association.

Backroom Briefing: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

March 22, 2018 - 2:00pm

Senate President Joe Negron is mulling an early exit from the Legislature.

The Stuart Republican will formally relinquish his leadership role to Sen. Bill Galvano after the November elections. But in an interview Friday with The News Service of Florida --- and in comments Tuesday to his hometown news outlet TCPalm.com --- Negron said he’s going to spend the next few weeks deciding if he wants to stay in the Senate the next two years as a rank-and-file member.

Backroom Briefing: Texts Light Up Controversy

Backroom Briefing: Right Back at You, Secretary Detzner

ACLU Battles Department of Corrections over Public Records

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