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Florida Chamber Backs Jimmy Patronis for State CFO

May 9, 2018 - 12:00pm

 At a media event in Ybor City on Wednesday, the Florida Chamber of Commerce threw its support behind state CFO Jimmy Patronis.  

Patronis was named to the post back in June when Gov. Rick Scott chose him to replace Jeff Atwater who resigned the position to take a job with Florida Atlantic University. Former state Sen. Jeremy Ring, a Democrat from Broward County,  is the leading candidate to take on Patronis. 

John Rutherford, Val Demings Want to Punish Criminals Who Attack Law Enforcement Officers

May 9, 2018 - 10:15am
John Rutherford and Val Demings

A bill from two members of the Florida delegation with a background in law enforcement--Republican U.S. Rep. John Rutherford and Democrat U.S. Rep. Val Demings--teamed up this week to unveil a proposal cracking down on criminals who attack law enforcement officers. 

Neal Dunn's Bill Helping Veterans With Opioids Gains Traction in Congress

May 9, 2018 - 9:15am
Neal Dunn and Phil Roe

U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn’s, R-Fla., proposal helping veterans suffering from opioid abuse is building steam on Capitol Hill as the U.S. House Veterans’ Affairs Committee passed his “Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act" without opposition. 

Florida Delegation Splits on Party Lines on Ending the Nuclear Deal With Iran

May 8, 2018 - 3:30pm

Members of the Florida congressional delegation reacted on Tuesday after President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. was ending the nuclear arms deal with Iran. 

Belinda Keiser Files to Run for Joe Negron's State Senate Seat

May 8, 2018 - 9:00am
Belinda Keiser and Gayle Harrell

Belinda Keiser, the vice chancellor of Keiser University and a member of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, is running for the state Senate seat currently held by retiring Senate President Joe Negron, R-Palm City. 

Florida Chamber Endorses 60 Pro-Business House and Senate Incumbents

May 8, 2018 - 6:00am

The Florida Chamber of Commerce on Monday announced its first round of 2018 candidate endorsements in competitive races for the Florida House and Senate.

AAA: Gas Prices Holding Steady in Florida

May 7, 2018 - 8:30am

Despite increasing throughout April, gas prices in Florida are holding steady and are under the national average. 

Randy Fine Calls for a State Audit of the City of Melbourne

May 4, 2018 - 6:00am
Randy Fine

State Rep. Randy Fine wants the state to conduct a targeted, two-part audit of the City of Melbourne, and on Thursday put his request in a letter to Rep. Jennifer Sullivan, chair of the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee.   

Adam Putnam Endorsed by the Florida Chamber of Commerce

May 3, 2018 - 11:45am
Mark Wilson, Adam Putnam and Will Weatherford

At an event in Orlando on Thursday, the Florida Chamber of Commerce endorsed state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam to be Florida’s next governor. 

Gayle Harrell Announces for Negron's State Senate Seat

May 2, 2018 - 6:00pm
Gayle Harrell

Triggered by Senate President Joe Negron's impending resignation Wednesday, state Rep. Gayle Harrell, R-Port St. Lucie, announced hours later she will file the paperwork to run for the vacant Senate District 25 seat.

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