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Val Demings Wants to Make Sure Federal Funds Not Used to Arm Teachers

March 17, 2018 - 6:00am

This week, U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., brought out a bill ensuring federal anti-terrorism funds are not used to arm teachers. 

Charles W. Jones: Florida's Mad Irish Senator

March 17, 2018 - 6:00am
Charles W. Jones

Florida’s political history has been shaped by many different people -- the French, English, Spanish, Cuban, African-American, Puerto Rican, Yankees, Southerners and more. While Florida politics are not as Celtic-influenced as, say, those of Boston or New York, there have been a few leaders with Irish roots reigning over the Sunshine State.

Trump Needs to Be Clear About One Thing in Meeting With Kim Jong Un

March 17, 2018 - 7:00am

With the nomination and likely confirmation of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, President Trump will soon have a trusted adviser who can prepare him for his upcoming summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Pompeo's first job is to make sure Trump understands one thing going into those talks: North Korea has no plans to give up its nuclear weapons at the negotiating table.

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$88.7 Billion Budget Signed with Record-Few Vetoes

March 16, 2018 - 6:00pm

With a light touch of his veto pen, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a new $88.7 billion state budget, eliminating only $64 million in spending and projects, the lowest total of his seven-plus years as governor.

Fight to Protect Property Rights Far from Over

March 16, 2018 - 3:15pm

In the final weeks of the 2018 legislative session, immense tragedy struck a quiet community right here in our state. Our elected officials rightfully focused their remaining time and energy on ensuring school safety and addressing mental health issues in the wake of the Parkland school shooting.

Weekly Roundup: Tragedy Hits Home Again

March 16, 2018 - 3:30pm

As Floridians continue to process the incomprehensible slaughter of 14 children and three staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, another catastrophe struck South Florida this week when a pedestrian bridge collapsed at Florida International University.

Death Toll Now at 6 in FIU Bridge Collapse

March 16, 2018 - 1:00pm

Police now say the death toll has risen to six with another 10 people injured, some critically, in a pedestrian bridge collapse Thursday over a busy Miami highway adjacent to the Florida International University campus.

David Jolly, Patrick Murphy Expand Town Hall Tour

March 16, 2018 - 12:00pm
David Jolly and Patrick Murphy

Two former congressmen from Florida--Republican David Jolly and Democrat Patrick Murphy--are expanding their tour to “pull back the curtain on Washington and shine a light on the inside reasons why D.C. is in a state of chaos and dysfunction.”

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.



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