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Senate President Joe Negron Lays out His 4 Top Priorities

November 22, 2016 - 11:00pm
Joe Negron

Senate President Joe Negron, a Stuart Republican unanimously elected to lead the Senate on Tuesday, regaled colleagues with an account of putting Ronald Reagan stickers outside a home owned by the Bush family on Jupiter Island.

China-Bahamas Fishing Talks Alarm Florida Officials

November 16, 2016 - 10:00pm

Florida wildlife officials expressed concern Wednesday that the government of the Bahamas is in talks with China to split fishing rights in waters east of Florida.

State Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Executive Director Nick Wiley said the potential deal, as reported, could impact Florida's commercial and sport-fishing industries.

Voters Turn Out Lights on Solar Amendment

November 9, 2016 - 12:00am
Installing solar

A controversial solar-energy ballot initiative fell short short of the 60 percent voter approval it needed Tuesday, concluding for now one of the most-expensive constitutional amendment campaigns in Florida history.

Race for Central Florida Swing Seat 'Going to Be Close'

November 1, 2016 - 7:30pm
Mike Miller and Beth Tuura

Public safety --- through gun control or gun owners' rights --- is a key issue in an Orange County state House district that includes the Pulse nightclub, where 49 people were massacred in June by a homegrown terrorist.

Patrick Murphy: My Dad Taught Me the 'Value of Hard Work'

October 23, 2016 - 6:00am
Patrick Murphy

Congressman Patrick Murphy has been painted by Republicans for months as a privileged, party-boy scion of a wealthy South Florida developer.

Emails and ads blast the 33-year-old single congressman as having used his father's connections and money to attend elite private schools, start a small business, secure a seat in the U.S. House and bankroll a run for the U.S. Senate.

Political 'Jiu-Jitsu' Lights up Amendment 1 Fight

October 19, 2016 - 10:00pm
Installing solar

Solar-energy supporters fighting a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot expressed outrage Wednesday after a policy director for a Tallahassee-based think tank was caught on tape discussing utility-industry efforts to deceive voters.

Pro-solar groups, in a mid-day conference call with reporters, said the leaked audio tape confirms their suspicion that the ballot proposal --- known as Amendment 1 --- is a multimillion-dollar deception that will hinder the future of alternative energy in Florida.

Weekly Roundup: As Trump Stumps, Courts Take Care of Business

October 14, 2016 - 10:00pm

Just a little while to go and the long national nightmare that is the Chicago Cubs' World Series drought may be over.

Citrus Decline Continues in Florida

October 12, 2016 - 10:00pm

Citrus production continues to plummet in Florida, as the first forecast for the 2016-2017 growing season indicates a 14 percent drop in the state's orange crop.

Matthew Claims Start Rolling into Citizens

October 10, 2016 - 11:00pm

Citizens Property Insurance policyholders have filed more than 1,100 claims regarding Hurricane Matthew as of Monday afternoon and more claims are expected, according to the state-backed insurer.

Meanwhile, an industry analysis projects overall losses from the storm being “manageable.”

Of the Citizens' claims, 963 came from property owners in Volusia, Brevard, Flagler, St. Johns and Duval counties, the regions hardest hit by the storm that battered Florida's coastline late last week.

Rick Scott Slams Trump's Lewd Comments

October 8, 2016 - 7:15pm
Gov. Rick Scott speaking at Cecil Field Saturday

Gov. Rick Scott expressed disapproval of lewd comments by Donald Trump that emerged Friday, but stopped short of condemning the Republican presidential hopeful.

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