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Rick Scott Signs Another 30 Bills Into Law

March 20, 2018 - 6:00am

Gov. Rick Scott announced late Monday he had signed another 30 bills into law, covering everything from consumer finance and fire safety to pregnancy services and the Florida Slavery Memorial:

SB 146: Appointment of Attorneys for Dependent Children with Special Needs – This bill requires certain court costs be paid by the state when pro bono attorneys represent special needs children in dependency proceedings.

SFWMD's Favored Reservoir Plan Technically Sound, Says Independent Peer Review

March 16, 2018 - 6:00am
Florida Everglades

There's nothing technically "iffy" about the South Florida Water Management District's favored plan for the Southern storage reservoir called for last year in Senate Bill 10. It's "technically sound and based on a foundation of successful scientific practices and engineering," according to an independent external peer review released this week.

Ed Rendell Backs Philip Levine to be Florida's Next Governor

March 15, 2018 - 10:30am
Ed Rendell and Philip Levine

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell announced on Thursday he is backing former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine in the Florida Democratic primary to replace term-limited Gov. Rick Scott. 

Marco Rubio Wants to Extend Daylight Savings Time in Florida and Across the Nation

March 14, 2018 - 1:00pm
Marco Rubio

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., brought out two bills championing Daylight Savings Time (DST). 

Kathy Castor Joins Marco Rubio's Push to Get the World Cup in 2026

March 13, 2018 - 6:00pm
Kathy Castor and Marco Rubio

A second member of the Florida congressional delegation has joined the push for the U.S., Canada and Mexico to host the World Cup in 2026. 

Florida Delegation Looks to Lure Amazon to South Florida

March 13, 2018 - 2:00pm
Bill Nelson and Frederica Wilson

With South Florida in the running to be the home of Amazon’s HQ2, on Monday, members of the Sunshine State’s congressional delegation went to bat for the region. 

Lawmakers: Study High Speed Rail Operations in Florida

March 13, 2018 - 12:00pm

In a victory for the citizens of the Treasure Coast region, and based on work by Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE FL) and Indian River and Martin Counties, the Florida Legislature has included language in the state budget directing the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) to commission a study to examine existing and planned passenger rail operations, including high-speed passenger rail, in Florida. 

Howard Dean Endorses Gwen Graham in Florida Governor's Race

March 13, 2018 - 10:00am
Howard Dean and Gwen Graham

Despite her reputation as a moderate, former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., announced on Tuesday that her old boss former Gov. Howard Dean, D-Vt., was backing her bid to be Florida’s next governor. 

Retailers, Restaurants Can Expect More Green this St. Patrick's Day

March 12, 2018 - 12:15am

Expect many Americans to be wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday--but that’s not the only green the event will bring in. 

From Perch on Agriculture Committee, Darren Soto Champions Public Seed Reforms

March 12, 2018 - 6:00am
Darren Soto

From his seat on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., is looking to revive public seed breeding and research. 

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