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Consider Gambling Compact Discussions Officially Reopened

February 5, 2018 - 6:00am

Incoming Senate President Bill Galvano, a long-time gambling expansion supporter, and incoming House Speaker Jose Oliva met Thursday with Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen, Seminole Tribe Council Chairman Marcellus Osceola, and Tribal General Counsel Jim Shore to “[reopen] lines of communication” regarding a gambling plan that involves the Seminoles’ casino operations in the state.

Bill Posey Makes His Case to Simplify Taxes for Seniors

February 3, 2018 - 6:00am
Bill Posey

This week, Florida Republican Congressman Bill Posey doubled down on his efforts to help streamline federal taxes for senior citizens living on fixed incomes.

Stephanie Murphy, Jacky Rosen Want Feds to Continue Efforts for Homeless Veterans

February 1, 2018 - 6:15pm
Stephanie Murphy and Jacky Rosen

This week, Florida Democrat Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy joined with three other members of Congress to bring out a bill looking to ensure the federal government continues its efforts to reduce homelessness among veterans.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Joins Marco Rubio's Effort to Stop International Interference in US Elections

January 30, 2018 - 6:00am
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Marco Rubio

A congresswoman from South Florida is joining fellow Sunshine State Republican Marco Rubio’s effort to impose sanctions on Russia for interfering in American elections. 

Florida Plans to Spend Big for Super Bowl Sunday

January 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

While none of Florida’s three National Football League (NFL) teams are playing in Super Bowl LII on Sunday, football fans across the Sunshine State are still planning to celebrate. 

Charlie Crist Continues His Fight Against Offshore Drilling

January 29, 2018 - 6:00am
Charlie Crist

Florida Democrat Congressman Charlie Crist, who tangled with proponents of offshore drilling during his term as governor, is now ready to keep federal protections implemented after the Deepwater Horizon spill in place. 

Marco Rubio Fires Chief of Staff After Investigation of Improper Conduct

January 28, 2018 - 8:30am

On Saturday, Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio fired his chief of staff after hearing allegations of improper conduct with subordinates in his Senate office. 

Mario Diaz-Balart Takes Over as Cochairman of Republican Main Street Caucus

January 19, 2018 - 2:45pm
Mario Diaz-Balart

With Ohio Republican Pat Tiberi leaving Congress, a congressman from Florida will take his spot as one of the leaders of the Republican Main Street Caucus (“Main Street”).

Gus Bilirakis Takes Over as Cochairman of Congressional International Religious Freedom Caucus

January 16, 2018 - 5:00pm
Gus Bilirakis

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., has moved up from the vice chairman to the cochairman of the Congressional International Religious Freedom (IRF) Caucus. 

Francis Rooney Wants to Ensure Feds Will Never Open Eastern Gulf for Oil Drilling

January 16, 2018 - 6:00am
Francis Rooney (Photo: Katie Klann/Naples Daily News)

Even while the Trump administration has agreed not to allow oil drilling off the coast of Florida, a congressman from the Sunshine State wants to make sure that pledge becomes law. 

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