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Marion Hammer Files Lawsuit over 'Hate and Vitriol'

July 14, 2018 - 6:00am
Marion Hammer

Marion Hammer, the National Rifle Association’s influential Tallahassee lobbyist, filed federal and state lawsuits Friday seeking more than $2 million in damages from five men she says have targeted her over her Second Amendment advocacy following the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Lake O Releases to Resume Today

July 13, 2018 - 6:00am

Fresh water releases from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries as a means of managing regional flood risks will resume Friday -- that's today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Jacksonville announced.

Scott Declares Emergency over Algae Outbreaks

July 10, 2018 - 6:00am
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday issued an emergency order over the reemergence of toxic algae outbreaks on both coasts, as the regions’ water quality blossoms into a political issue.

Backroom Briefing: Now, Back to Florida

July 6, 2018 - 6:00am
Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis

Expect more questions involving Florida-centric issues when the two Republicans running for governor meet again next month.

Five Questions for Ashley Moody

July 5, 2018 - 11:00am
Ashley Moody

Ashley Moody stepped down last year as a Hillsborough County circuit judge to launch a bid for the statewide Cabinet position of attorney general.

Money Flows in GOP Attorney General Race

July 3, 2018 - 6:00pm
Frank White, Ashley Moody and Sean Shaw

Former Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Ashley Moody continues to post six-figure contribution totals, while her opponent in the Republican primary for attorney general, state Rep. Frank White, has started to dig into his campaign treasury to pay for ads, new finance reports show.

Scott Awards the Final Batch of 'Job Growth' Dollars

July 2, 2018 - 12:30pm
Rick Scott

As the state’s budget year came to an end, Gov. Rick Scott doled out the last of an initial $85 million pot of “job growth” dollars that lawmakers approved in an economic-development compromise.

Putnam Says Firm Hired by State Caused Wildfire

June 28, 2018 - 6:00am
Adam Putnam

A firm hired by a state agency to conduct a prescribed burn sparked a weekend wildfire that burned 820 acres and 36 homes in Northwest Florida, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which hired the firm, announced it had suspended its prescribed-burn program statewide as it investigates the wildfire in Franklin County.

Scott, Cabinet Eye Short List for Financial Regulator

June 26, 2018 - 6:15pm
Jay Fant

 Five of the 34 applicants to become Florida’s top financial regulator, including state Rep. Jay Fant, will be considered for the post by Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet during a meeting Wednesday.

New Budget, Dozens of Laws Poised to Take Effect

June 25, 2018 - 1:15pm
More than 100 bills that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law from the 2018 legislative session will take effect Sunday, including a new state budget that tops $88 billion.
 
Lawmakers sent 195 bills to Scott from the session that ended in March. The governor vetoed two, while signing the rest.
 
Of the signed measures, 105 will hit the books Sunday.
 

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