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House Readies Subpoenas in Search of Parkland-Shooting Answers

February 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
Larry Metz, Rick Scott and Richard Corcoran

The state House is preparing subpoenas demanding information from five South Florida government agencies about the confessed killer of 17 people at a Parkland high school in an investigation that will run separate from a review ordered by Gov. Rick Scott.

House Eyes Rail Cars to Provide Fuel Aid

February 22, 2018 - 5:30pm

The state would study the possibility of rushing fully loaded rail-tank cars into evacuation areas to avoid a repeat of the run on gas stations that occurred before Hurricane Irma made landfall last year, under a bill that moved forward Thursday in the House

Backroom Briefing: Tuning Out the Naysayers

February 22, 2018 - 11:30am
David Hogg

David Hogg, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, isn’t bothered that his appearances speaking for classmates during the past week have drawn naysayers.

Gun-Weary Parkland Students, Activists Flood Capitol Grounds

February 21, 2018 - 6:30pm

A week after a mass shooting at a Broward County high school, survivors and gun-control advocates demanded Wednesday that state lawmakers enact tighter gun and school-safety laws as a rally drew one of the largest crowds at the Capitol since the 2000 election recount.

Tax Plan Stirs Controversy Over Schools, Airports

February 15, 2018 - 6:30pm
House Ways and Means Committee

Over objections that more money would flow away from public schools and that airport projects could be grounded, the House Ways & Means Committee on Wednesday approved a nearly $350 million tax package that would help farmers impacted by Hurricane Irma and lower a lease tax on businesses.

House Readies 'Across the Board' Tax Package

February 13, 2018 - 6:45pm
Rep. Paul Renner

Farmers, nursing homes and property owners impacted by Hurricane Irma could receive tax relief as part of a $332.7 million package that will be introduced Wednesday in the Florida House.

Backroom Briefing: Corcoran, Gillum Take the Stage

February 8, 2018 - 7:15pm
Richard Corcoran and Andrew Gillum

Floridians will get an honest-to-goodness, face-to-face debate over immigration policy and “sanctuary cities” next week as Republican Richard Corcoran and Democrat Andrew Gillum try to boost their poll numbers in the race for governor.

But it doesn’t appear that any other governor hopefuls are clamoring to join them on the TV-studio stage.

Corcoran, the House speaker who is widely expected to run for governor, and Gillum, the Tallahassee mayor who is an announced candidate, have agreed to square off Tuesday night about immigration issues after engaging in a Twitter battle.

Lawmakers Seek Common Ground on Florida Forever

February 6, 2018 - 8:00pm
Matt Caldwell

Lawmakers are continuing to work on restocking Florida Forever, the state’s once-prized land preservation program.

Bill Targeting 'Sanctuary Cities' Stalls in the Senate

January 30, 2018 - 5:15pm
Aaron Bean

A controversial measure that would ban “sanctuary cities” in Florida stalled Tuesday in the Senate but is already playing a role in the 2018 gubernatorial campaign.

Senators Move Forward With Plan to Limit Taxes

January 29, 2018 - 5:30pm

A proposal that would make it tougher for future state lawmakers to raise taxes advanced Monday through its first Senate panel, though the proposal would not go as far as a tax limit approved by the House.

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