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Florida Congressmen React to Trump's Transgender Military Ban

July 26, 2017 - 7:15pm

President Donald Trump made an unexpected announcement that transgender people will no longer be able to serve in the U.S. military Wednesday, reversing an Obama policy allowing them to serve in the armed forces.

With SD 40 Loss, the Diaz de la Portilla Political Dynasty Fades to Black

July 26, 2017 - 4:00am

Alex Diaz de la Portilla's hopes for a comeback to the world of Florida politics were extinguished Tuesday, ending his dream of a return to Tallahassee and concluding the chapter of one of the most deeply-rooted political dynasties in Florida history. 

Political Newbie Daniel Perez Defeats GOP Insider Jose Mallea in HD116 Primary

July 25, 2017 - 8:30pm
Daniel Perez and Jose Mallea

Tuesday's primary election in Florida's 116th House District proved being on the inside doesn't always secure victory in politics. In a nail-biter primary election, political newcomer Daniel Perez pulled out a win over longtime GOP insider Jose Mallea, ending months of bitter campaigning for the Miami-Dade House seat.

Diaz, Taddeo Crush Opponents in SD40 Primary

July 25, 2017 - 8:00pm
Alex Diaz de la Portilla, Jose Felix Diaz, Annette Taddeo and Ana Rivas Logan

Rep. Jose Felix Diaz sailed to victory in a special election for the Republican nomination for Florida’s 40th Senate District Tuesday evening, besting former state Sen. Alex Diaz de la Portilla in one of the fiercest political campaigns of the summer.

Corcoran Begins Committee Changeup in Florida House

July 25, 2017 - 11:30am
Jim Boyd, Richard Corcoran and Paul Renner

Speaker Richard Corcoran is switching up committee assignments in the Florida House of Representatives.

Fifty Lawmakers Earn Top Marks on AFP Legislative Report Card

July 25, 2017 - 11:00am
Joe Negron, Richard Corcoran and Manny Diaz

Fifty Florida lawmakers earned a perfect score for promoting economic freedom in the Sunshine State, according to a new report card released Tuesday from Americans for Prosperity’s Florida chapter.

Mallea, Perez Ready for Final Face Off in HD116 Primary

July 24, 2017 - 4:45pm
Jose Mallea, Daniel Perez and Gabriele Mayaudon

The fierce battle between Republican insider Jose Mallea and political newcomer Daniel Perez will wind to a close Tuesday, when the two political hopefuls will face off for the Republican nomination to represent Florida’s 116th House District.

SD40 Candidates Gear Up for Tuesday Special Election Showdown

July 24, 2017 - 4:30pm
Jose Felix Diaz, Alex Diaz de la Portilla, Annette Taddeo and Ana Rivas Logan

Miami will be the center of the hustle and bustle in Florida politics Tuesday, when five politicians will face off to represent Florida’s 40th Senate District in Tallahassee.

State to Pay $1.1 Million in Legal Fees for 'Docs vs. Glocks' Lawsuit

July 24, 2017 - 4:00am
Rick Scott

Florida will pay $1.1 million in legal fees to attorneys challenging a law prohibiting doctors from discussing gun ownership with their patients, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence announced Monday. 

Florida's Unemployment Rate Falls to 10-Year Low

July 21, 2017 - 10:30am
Rick Scott

Florida’s unemployment rate dipped to 4.1 percent in June, a 10-year low in the Sunshine State.

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