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Backroom Briefing: Corcoran Goes Wawa in Incentives Debate

December 22, 2016 - 6:00pm
Richard Corcoran

House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Gov. Rick Scott have started to exchange some not-so-subtle jabs about the future of the state's business-recruitment and tourism-marketing agencies

Corcoran, R-Land O' Lakes, has repeatedly expressed opposition to Scott's focus on providing money to Enterprise Florida for business incentives and has questioned the need for tourism-marketer Visit Florida to even exist.

And this week, Corcoran dragged one of the governor's favorite businesses into the mix: Wawa convenience stores.

Gun Proposals Could Have a Better Shot in the Senate

December 21, 2016 - 11:00pm

A measure that would expand how and where Florida's more than 1.67 million concealed-weapons license holders can carry handguns may have an easier path through the Senate in 2017 than in the past.

Long-time Utility Regulator to Direct State Parks

December 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
Lisa Edgar

Lisa Edgar, who is ending a 12-year run as a state utility regulator, has been appointed director of the Florida Park Service, the state Department of Environmental Protection announced Tuesday.

Pitbull Controversy Raises Questions at Space Agency

December 19, 2016 - 12:15pm
Pitbull

Another agency's controversial contract with a Miami rapper, and its aftermath, was on the mind of Space Florida officials Friday, as they reaffirmed a $1 million line of credit for an unnamed company.

Hermine, Matthew Damages Near $1.6 Billion

December 18, 2016 - 11:00pm

Hurricane damages in Florida have reached at least $1.59 billion from the two storms that hammered parts of North Florida and the East Coast this year, according to the latest numbers from the insurance industry and the state.

Tourism Chief Out after Pitbull Controversy

December 16, 2016 - 11:00pm

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday requested the resignation of the state's tourism-marketing leader amid a controversy over an expired $1 million contract with a Miami hip-hop artist whom the governor praised for his "devotion to our great state."

Backroom Briefing: Bucs Throw Hail Mary for Stadium Funding

December 8, 2016 - 11:00pm

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the field to themselves this year in the quest for what has become an inaccessible pool of state money for professional stadium upgrades.

Pam Bondi Won't 'Confirm or Deny' Trump Speculation

December 6, 2016 - 11:00pm

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi offered little information Tuesday about her future or her discussions with President-elect Donald Trump, as she made one of her first appearances in Tallahassee since meeting with Trump last week in New York.

Hart Top Pick to Lead Enterprise Florida

November 29, 2016 - 7:00pm
Chris Hart

The leader of Gov. Rick Scott's job-placement agency was recommended Tuesday to take over as president and CEO of Enterprise Florida, which continues to face stiff opposition from lawmakers over economic-development funding.

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.

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