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Florida Congressmen Praise, Trash Trump's $1.15 Trillion Budget Proposal

March 16, 2017 - 4:30pm
Charlie Crist, Marco Rubio, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Bill Nelson

President Donald Trump unveiled his $1.15 trillion budget in the early hours of Thursday morning with pledges to increase defense spending, but many Florida lawmakers have yet to be convinced the proposal is a step in the right direction for the nation.

Mosquito Controllers Seek a $1.2 Million Budget Increase to Fight Zika

March 15, 2017 - 11:30am

Authorities say Florida should brace for another Zika outbreak this year. The tip-off, they say, is the state's unseasonably warm winter. And they're looking for another $1.2 million -- a total of $3.8 million -- to fight back.

Religious Liberties Act Heading to the Senate Floor

March 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

The Florida Senate Committee on Judiciary, chaired by Senator Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, passed Senate Bill 436, Religious Expression in Public Schools, on Tuesday.

Sunshine State News' Allison Nielsen to Talk Florida Gun Issues with WEBY

Kill Pythons, Earn Money: SFWMD Board Launches New Pilot Program

March 9, 2017 - 12:15pm

One species, the Burmese python, is wreaking havoc on the Everglades, and if left alone much longer, it will change the balance of nature in the delicate ecosystem perhaps forever.

Senate Education Committee Passes Religious Liberties Act

March 7, 2017 - 12:45pm

The Florida Senate Committee on Education today passed Senate Bill 436 by Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Lady Lake, Religious Expression in Public Schools.  Senate President Joe Negron emphasized it Tuesday during his Opening Day speech as a bill he favors.

Negron's Senators Might Want to See Farmers' Response to His Memo

March 7, 2017 - 6:00am

In the following, Everglades farmers have taken all five items in Senate President Joe Negron's memo of last week to his senators, “Update Regarding Lake Okeechobee Discharges,” and replied to each one. This reply was presented to Negron as an attachment to Monday's letter to him.

57 Farmers Fire Back at Negron in His 'War' Against Everglades Ag

March 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

On the day before the 2017 Florida Legislature convenes, 57 Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) farmers used the occasion to deliver perhaps the strongest  letter of opposition yet to Senate President Joe Negron's plan for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. In both tone and content, the farmers  didn't mince words about how and who would be affected by 60,000 acres of farmland taken out of production.

Florida Voices React to Trump's Address to Congress

February 28, 2017 - 10:45pm
Brian Mast, Al Lawson and Tom Rooney

Florida congressmen reacted to President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday evening.

Galvano's Comprehensive Gaming Bill Now Ready for Prime Time

February 23, 2017 - 1:00pm

The Senate's comprehensive gaming package, Senate Bill 8, today passed the Committee on Appropriations and is ready to go to the Senate floor when the 2017 legislation begins March 7.


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