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Congress, Do the Right Thing for DREAMers

January 17, 2018 - 6:00am

As a child growing up in public housing, my mother always taught me that with hard work and a focus on education, I could accomplish my goals and live my dreams, the American dream. Unfortunately, that is not the case for hundreds of thousands of children in America today.

Bill Nelson: I Always Opposed Offshore Drilling ... Uh, Except When I Didn't

January 17, 2018 - 6:00am
Bill Nelson

Either Bill Nelson has been standing too close to Charlie Crist, or his memory is beginning to go south. Or, more probably, he just doesn't think you'll notice. The point is, when it comes to offshore drilling, Florida's senior senator has developed a conspicuous case of the flip-flops.

New Killer in Town

FPL Customers to Avoid Irma Costs after Tax Changes

January 16, 2018 - 7:30pm

Florida Power & Light said Tuesday that savings from the federal tax overhaul will allow it to avoid billing customers for the $1.3 billion cost of restoring electricity after Hurricane Irma.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Eliot Engel Team Up on Foreign Policy

January 16, 2018 - 6:00pm
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Eliot Engel

As she starts her final year in Congress, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the first woman to lead the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee has found an ally on the other side of the aisle when it comes to international issues. 

Steube, La Rosa Drum Up Legislation to Save Vacation Rentals from Local Government Control

January 16, 2018 - 5:45pm

Two Florida lawmakers are proposing new regulations to limit control over vacation rentals in Florida, including renting through popular homesharing sites like Homeaway and Airbnb. 

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. 

Shevrin Jones Files Bill to Repeal Stand Your Ground Law

January 16, 2018 - 3:45pm

Florida State Rep. Shevrin Jones says the time is now for Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law to be taken off of the books once and for all.

Florida TaxWatch: All Aboard Florida Could Boost Florida Economy by $915 Million

January 16, 2018 - 1:45pm

The new Brightline train embarked on its maiden voyage from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale last week, and according to a new report, the train system could prove to be incredibly profitable to the Sunshine State.

Sean Shaw Announces Bid for Attorney General

January 16, 2018 - 12:00pm
Sean Shaw

State Rep. Sean Shaw officially threw his name in the ring to become Florida’s next Attorney General on Tuesday. 

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