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Florida Best State in Nation for Retirees, Says Survey

January 23, 2017 - 10:30pm

Retiring? Head to Florida.

Feel free to kick off your shoes, grab your beach towel, and enjoy the shade of the palm trees  -- Florida is the best state in the nation to retire, according to a new study released Monday.

David Jolly Steals Charlie Crist Staffer in Setup for 2018 Rematch

January 23, 2017 - 12:45pm
Charlie Crist and David Jolly

The battle over Florida's 13th Congressional District may have been won by Charlie Crist in November, but David Jolly's baring his fangs and stealing congressional staffers from under Crist's feet. On Monday, Jolly announced he had hired Vito Sheeley, Crist's district director, as his senior adviser. 

500,000 Protesters Speak Out Against Trump, Sexism and New Ed Secretary Betsy DeVos

January 21, 2017 - 4:00pm

Hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Washington Saturday afternoon, protesting Donald Trump the day after he was inaugurated president of  the United States. 

Obama Out, Trump In -- a New Era of Politics Begins

January 20, 2017 - 3:00pm

It's a new day in America: Donald Trump is now the president of the United States. 

Big Changes, Big Hopes Come with Donald Trump as New President

January 19, 2017 - 6:45pm

Fewer than 24 hours remain until President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office, and Floridians in Washington are getting pumped for a new era in national politics.

Florida House Reloads Stand Your Ground Burden of Proof Bill

January 18, 2017 - 10:00pm

A bill to shift the burden of proof in “Stand Your Ground” cases has found a House sponsor, sealing the deal for a sequel in the Florida Legislature this year. 

Florida Supreme Court Dismisses Tax Credit Scholarship Program Lawsuit

January 18, 2017 - 10:00am

Supporters of Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program can breathe a little easier -- on Wednesday, the Florida Supreme Court finally dismissed the lengthy lawsuit against the program, ending a contentious chapter in Florida’s education history.

Corcoran, House Leaders Add Names to List of Betsy DeVos Supporters

January 17, 2017 - 11:45am
Betsy DeVos, Richard Corcoran, Jose Felix Diaz, and Jose Oliva

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and two other state legislators have joined nearly 150 national lawmakers supporting President-elect Donald Trump's controversial pick for U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. 

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is set to take up DeVos' nomination on Tuesday. 

Corcoran was joined by state Reps. Jose Oliva and Jose Felix Diaz in expressing support for DeVos and other state-level leaders nationwide in the letter. 

Scott, Bush Say DeVos is Key to Strong Public Education, But Education Groups Disagree

January 16, 2017 - 5:45pm
Rick Scott, Betsy DeVos and Jeb Bush

Florida leaders are heaping praise on President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Education Secretary as the clock counts down until her confirmation on Tuesday. 

Miami Superdonor Stephen Bittel Blows Out Contenders, Wins FDP Chairman Job

January 14, 2017 - 4:30pm
Dwight Bullard, Stephen Bittel and Alan Clendenin

Miami megadonor Stephen Bittel can add a new job to his resume: State Democrats elected him Saturday chairman of the Florida Democratic Party. 

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