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Medical Marijuana Provider Going to Court over Limits on Dispensaries

April 3, 2018 - 6:45pm

Trulieve, Florida’s largest medical marijuana business, is asking a Tallahassee judge to strike down a state law that limits the number of dispensaries marijuana companies can operate, saying the restriction “arbitrarily impairs product availability and safety” and “unfairly penalizes” pot providers.

Gadsden County-based Trulieve is challenging the 25-dispensary limit established by state lawmakers last year, arguing the cap is two fewer than the company had applied for before the limit went into effect.

Backroom Briefing: Daylight Savings Isn't a Congressional Priority

March 29, 2018 - 11:15am

Florida’s push for year-round daylight-saving time may have a difficult time in Congress, as U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says federal lawmakers haven’t lined up in any typical partisan fashion.

Rubio, who is sponsoring the proposal in the Senate, said he’s gotten positive and negative reaction, but the split does not fall along “ideological lines.”

Marco Rubio: We Don't Have Enough Safeguards in Place to Protect Voter Databases

March 27, 2018 - 5:15pm

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday of a “level of overconfidence” about the security of the nation’s election system heading into the 2018 midterm elections.

Citrus Farmers in Waiting Game for Hurricane Aid

March 21, 2018 - 5:30pm

Frustration is growing among Florida citrus farmers awaiting the distribution of $2.36 billion in federal disaster-relief money for agriculture losses sustained in Hurricane Irma.

$88.7 Billion Budget in Rick Scott's Hands Now

Lawmakers Pass Some Post-Irma Proposals, Ditch Others

March 13, 2018 - 8:15pm

When legislative budget chiefs agreed during negotiations to spend $1.5 million on a study about extending a toll road north to Georgia, they started to lock into Florida’s new budget some of the 78 recommendations a House select committee created in the wake of last year’s deadly hurricane season.

Session End Leaves Pile of Dead Bills

March 12, 2018 - 8:45pm

Banning “sanctuary” cities, revamping gambling laws, approving new sexual-harassment rules and even creating a license plate to commemorate the University of Central Florida’s undefeated football season were among numerous issues that died when the 2018 legislative session ended Sunday.

Farmers, Back-To-School Shoppers to Get Tax Breaks

March 11, 2018 - 9:15pm
Kelli Stargel

A tax package that provides relief for farmers and property owners impacted by Hurricane Irma, while offering sales-tax breaks at the start of the school year and hurricane season, was approved by the House and Senate in a rare Sunday conclusion to the legislative session.

Three Senate Democrats Help with Making It Harder to Raise Taxes

March 5, 2018 - 2:30pm
Lauren Book, Bobby Powell and Linda Stewart

A proposal that will ask voters to make it tougher for future state lawmakers to raise taxes narrowly cleared the Senate on Monday, with three Democrats joining Republicans in putting the measure on the November ballot.

Corcoran Blasts Senate GOP on 'Sanctuary Cities'

February 27, 2018 - 2:30pm

House Speaker Richard Corcoran on Tuesday labeled Senate Republicans as “not real conservatives” for failing to move forward with his priority to ban “sanctuary cities.”

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