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Putnam Faces Criticisms for 'Bandwagoning' Over Call for Medical Marijuana Special Session

May 26, 2017 - 6:00am
Adam Putnam and Matt Gaetz

Commissioner of Agriculture and Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam says the time is now for Florida to hold a special session on medical marijuana. Earlier this week Putnam added his name to the growing list of lawmakers and politicians who say the issue is too important for lawmakers to let go -- but not everyone is convinced Putnam's motives are pure.

Department of Health Lays Out Framework to Regulate Medical Marijuana

May 25, 2017 - 8:15pm

The Florida Department of Health is moving full speed ahead with a new regulatory system for medical marijuana after state lawmakers failed to finish the task during this year’s legislative session. 

Rick Scott Signs $180 Million Tax Cut Package into Law

May 25, 2017 - 1:00pm

More tax breaks are now coming to Floridians -- Gov. Rick Scott signed off on a $180 million tax cut package in Boca Raton on Thursday. 

Andrew Gillum Calls for Special Session on Medical Marijuana

May 25, 2017 - 12:30pm

Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is joining the call for a special session on medical marijuana.

Liquor Wall Still Stands -- Scott Vetoes 'Whiskey and Wheaties' Bill

May 24, 2017 - 8:00pm

Gov. Rick Scott brandished his veto pen Wednesday evening to say “no” to legislation repealing a decades-old provision requiring hard liquor to be sold in stores separate from grocery stores.

Did Daisy Baez Violate Florida's Gift Ban Law?

May 24, 2017 - 5:45pm
Daisy Baez

There is apparently more than one Daisy Baez in Miami-Dade County. 

Cabinet Confirms Noah Valenstein as New DEP Secretary

May 23, 2017 - 11:45am
Noah Valenstein

Noah Valenstein will take over as Florida Department of Environmental Protection secretary beginning next month after the Florida Cabinet unanimously confirmed him to the job Tuesday morning.

FDP Beefs Up Staff in Push to Win Big in 2018

May 23, 2017 - 6:00am
Amir Ahmadiavin, Roosevelt Holmes, and Johanna Cervone

The Florida Democratic Party is beefing up its staff in hopes to turn the Sunshine State blue once more.

Daisy Baez Faces Possible Fraud Charges After Allegedly Breaking Homestead Exemption Law

May 22, 2017 - 1:15pm
Daisy Baez

New suspicions are swirling that freshman state Rep. Daisy Baez could face fraud charges both for living outside her district and for homestead exemption fraud for declaring multiple exemptions on properties she doesn’t actually live at, according to records. 

Calls Growing Louder for Special Session on Medical Marijuana


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