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Pitbull Controversy Raises Questions at Space Agency

December 19, 2016 - 12:15pm

Another agency's controversial contract with a Miami rapper, and its aftermath, was on the mind of Space Florida officials Friday, as they reaffirmed a $1 million line of credit for an unnamed company.

Hermine, Matthew Damages Near $1.6 Billion

December 18, 2016 - 11:00pm

Hurricane damages in Florida have reached at least $1.59 billion from the two storms that hammered parts of North Florida and the East Coast this year, according to the latest numbers from the insurance industry and the state.

Tourism Chief Out after Pitbull Controversy

December 16, 2016 - 11:00pm

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday requested the resignation of the state's tourism-marketing leader amid a controversy over an expired $1 million contract with a Miami hip-hop artist whom the governor praised for his "devotion to our great state."

Backroom Briefing: Bucs Throw Hail Mary for Stadium Funding

December 8, 2016 - 11:00pm

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the field to themselves this year in the quest for what has become an inaccessible pool of state money for professional stadium upgrades.

Pam Bondi Won't 'Confirm or Deny' Trump Speculation

December 6, 2016 - 11:00pm

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi offered little information Tuesday about her future or her discussions with President-elect Donald Trump, as she made one of her first appearances in Tallahassee since meeting with Trump last week in New York.

Hart Top Pick to Lead Enterprise Florida

November 29, 2016 - 7:00pm
Chris Hart

The leader of Gov. Rick Scott's job-placement agency was recommended Tuesday to take over as president and CEO of Enterprise Florida, which continues to face stiff opposition from lawmakers over economic-development funding.

Senate President Joe Negron Lays out His 4 Top Priorities

November 22, 2016 - 11:00pm
Joe Negron

Senate President Joe Negron, a Stuart Republican unanimously elected to lead the Senate on Tuesday, regaled colleagues with an account of putting Ronald Reagan stickers outside a home owned by the Bush family on Jupiter Island.

China-Bahamas Fishing Talks Alarm Florida Officials

November 16, 2016 - 10:00pm

Florida wildlife officials expressed concern Wednesday that the government of the Bahamas is in talks with China to split fishing rights in waters east of Florida.

State Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Executive Director Nick Wiley said the potential deal, as reported, could impact Florida's commercial and sport-fishing industries.

Voters Turn Out Lights on Solar Amendment

November 9, 2016 - 12:00am
Installing solar

A controversial solar-energy ballot initiative fell short short of the 60 percent voter approval it needed Tuesday, concluding for now one of the most-expensive constitutional amendment campaigns in Florida history.

Race for Central Florida Swing Seat 'Going to Be Close'

November 1, 2016 - 7:30pm
Mike Miller and Beth Tuura

Public safety --- through gun control or gun owners' rights --- is a key issue in an Orange County state House district that includes the Pulse nightclub, where 49 people were massacred in June by a homegrown terrorist.




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