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Patrick Murphy: My Dad Taught Me the 'Value of Hard Work'

October 23, 2016 - 6:00am
Patrick Murphy

Congressman Patrick Murphy has been painted by Republicans for months as a privileged, party-boy scion of a wealthy South Florida developer.

Emails and ads blast the 33-year-old single congressman as having used his father's connections and money to attend elite private schools, start a small business, secure a seat in the U.S. House and bankroll a run for the U.S. Senate.

Political 'Jiu-Jitsu' Lights up Amendment 1 Fight

October 19, 2016 - 10:00pm
Installing solar

Solar-energy supporters fighting a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot expressed outrage Wednesday after a policy director for a Tallahassee-based think tank was caught on tape discussing utility-industry efforts to deceive voters.

Pro-solar groups, in a mid-day conference call with reporters, said the leaked audio tape confirms their suspicion that the ballot proposal --- known as Amendment 1 --- is a multimillion-dollar deception that will hinder the future of alternative energy in Florida.

Weekly Roundup: As Trump Stumps, Courts Take Care of Business

October 14, 2016 - 10:00pm

Just a little while to go and the long national nightmare that is the Chicago Cubs' World Series drought may be over.

Citrus Decline Continues in Florida

October 12, 2016 - 10:00pm

Citrus production continues to plummet in Florida, as the first forecast for the 2016-2017 growing season indicates a 14 percent drop in the state's orange crop.

Matthew Claims Start Rolling into Citizens

October 10, 2016 - 11:00pm

Citizens Property Insurance policyholders have filed more than 1,100 claims regarding Hurricane Matthew as of Monday afternoon and more claims are expected, according to the state-backed insurer.

Meanwhile, an industry analysis projects overall losses from the storm being “manageable.”

Of the Citizens' claims, 963 came from property owners in Volusia, Brevard, Flagler, St. Johns and Duval counties, the regions hardest hit by the storm that battered Florida's coastline late last week.

Rick Scott Slams Trump's Lewd Comments

October 8, 2016 - 7:15pm
Gov. Rick Scott speaking at Cecil Field Saturday

Gov. Rick Scott expressed disapproval of lewd comments by Donald Trump that emerged Friday, but stopped short of condemning the Republican presidential hopeful.

Gov. Rick Scott: Worst of Hurricane Matthew 'Still to Come'

October 7, 2016 - 1:00pm
Surf from the Banana River crashes up on a Cocoa Beach dock this morning

With recovery efforts underway south of Brevard County after Florida's Southeastern coast was pummeled by Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Rick Scott warned Friday morning that the state is only half-way through the powerful storm.

Hurricane Matthew Deals Blow to Political Plans

October 4, 2016 - 7:45pm

With political appearances and conferences being called off and courthouses planning to close, the massive Hurricane Matthew was already having an effect Tuesday as it loomed over the southeastern horizon.

Scott, Cabinet Weigh $16 Million Land Buy

October 3, 2016 - 1:15pm
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott and the current members of the Florida Cabinet could be poised to make their largest outright purchase of land for preservation. 

GOP Leaders Point to Action on Workers' Comp

September 29, 2016 - 6:00pm
Jeff Atwater

With Florida businesses facing a 14.5 percent increase in workers' compensation insurance rates, state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and a key Republican senator said they expect lawmakers to take action during the 2017 legislative session.

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