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Jay Fant Ends AG Bid, Will Seek OFR Post

June 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
Jay Fant

State Rep. Jay Fant, R-Jacksonville, ended his bid for the Republican nomination to replace term limited Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to apply to serve as Commissioner of the Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR). 

Medical Marijuana Advocate Nikki Fried Enters Agriculture Commissioner Race

June 18, 2018 - 6:00am
Nikki Fried

Lobbyist Nikki Fried has entered the Democratic primary to be Florida’s next agriculture commissioner, launching her bid on Monday and showcasing her support for medical marijuana. 

Tom Garrett, Stephanie Murphy Get Bill Helping Drug Addicted Infants Through House

June 18, 2018 - 6:00am
Tom Garrett and Stephanie Murphy

Last week, the U.S. House overwhelmingly passed a bill from U.S. Reps. Tom Garrett, R-Va., and Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., ensuring states have plans ready to help infants born dependent on drugs. 

Carlos Curbelo: Leave Marijuana to the States

June 16, 2018 - 6:00am
Carlos Curbelo

U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., continued his efforts to ensure marijuana policy is left to the states.

Feds Sending $32.4 Million to Help JAXPORT

June 11, 2018 - 12:30pm

On Monday, the federal government doubled down on its support of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) as it announced that it was sending $32.4 million to the First Coast to continue its deep dredging efforts. 

Al Lawson's Bill Honoring James Weldon Johnson's Birthplace in Jacksonville Clears House

June 11, 2018 - 11:30am
Al Lawson and James Weldon Johnson

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., scored a win as the U.S. House passed his proposal to make the birthplace of civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville a national landmark

Val Demings' Proposal to Ensure DHS Funds Aren't Used to Arm Teachers Gains Steam on Capitol Hill

June 9, 2018 - 6:00am

U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., scored a win this week as the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee passed her bill ensuring that federal funds to fight terrorism will not be used to arm teachers. 

Darcy Richardson Opts to Run for Governor on Reform Party Line

June 8, 2018 - 6:00am
Darcy Richardson

Darcy Richardson has decided to end his bid to topple state Rep. Kim Daniels, D-Jacksonville, to run for governor as the Reform Party’s candidate. 

Neal Dunn Helped Shape the VA MISSION Act

June 8, 2018 - 6:00am
Neal Dunn

This week, President Donald Trump signed the “John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Networks Act” (VA MISSION Act) into law and a freshman congressman from North Florida’s fingerprints are all over it. 

Tom Rooney Backs Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ted Deutch Israel Bill

June 7, 2018 - 8:00am
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Tom Rooney and Ted Deutch

From his perches as vice chairman of the U.S. House State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee and as a member of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla, is backing a bill from two other members of the Florida delegation offering more American support for Israel. 

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