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Scott Will Serve Out His Full Term as Governor

December 5, 2018 - 6:00am
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday he will serve out his full second term under an arrangement that will lead to a five-day delay in the Republican joining the U.S. Senate next month.

Florida Pension Fund Will Keep Gun Investments but Urge Manufacturers to Act Responsibly

December 4, 2018 - 6:00am

Florida has joined a coalition of major pension funds and investment companies that have adopted a set of principles aimed at encouraging gun manufacturers and retailers to act responsibly.

NAACP Calls for Reopening Supreme Court Nominations

December 1, 2018 - 6:00am

The state NAACP demanded Friday that the nomination process for three appointments to the Florida Supreme Court be reopened after a list of 11 nominees did not include any African-Americans.

DeSantis Has List of 11, Vows to Choose Three Conservative Justices

November 28, 2018 - 6:00am

With a chance to create a solid conservative majority on the Florida Supreme Court, Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis on Tuesday received a list of 11 nominees to fill three upcoming vacancies on the state’s highest court.

Weekly Roundup: All Eyes on Florida

November 17, 2018 - 6:00am
Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis

With flashbacks to the 2000 presidential election, Florida was again ground zero this week for a vote recount with national implications.

DeSantis Win Paves Way for Conservative Court

November 7, 2018 - 3:45pm
Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis’ narrow win in Tuesday’s election for governor will bring an unprecedented expansion of conservative Republican power in Tallahassee.

Scott, Nelson Locked in 'Toughest' Campaign

November 3, 2018 - 6:00am
Rick Scott and Bill Nelson

Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson are heading into the final days of the most-expensive Senate race in Florida history, with the campaign characterized by a relentless barrage of negative advertising.

Through mid-October, Scott, the outgoing Republican governor, had raised about $69 million for his Senate campaign, according to the Federal Elections Commission. Nelson, a Democrat seeking his fourth term in the Senate, had raised $28 million.

Early Voting Success Means Florida Might Have Escaped 2012's Long Lines at the Polls

November 2, 2018 - 6:00am
Some in Miami-Dade waited more than 5 hours to vote in 2012

A lengthy ballot was one of the factors that caused long election-day lines in 2012, when Florida voters faced 11 proposed state constitutional amendments.

Scott Fights Back, Moves for Joint Appointments to the Supreme Court

October 31, 2018 - 4:15pm

In another move in a closely watched case, Gov. Rick Scott is asking the Florida Supreme Court to allow him and the newly elected governor to jointly appoint three justices to the state’s highest court.

Now LWV, Common Cause Want Supreme Court to Extend, Widen Justice Selections

October 30, 2018 - 6:00am

The application process for three upcoming vacancies on the Florida Supreme Court should be extended until at least early January, according to new legal arguments.

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