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Scott, Bondi: Frank Artiles Needs to Go for Profane Comments, Racial Slur

April 20, 2017 - 5:15pm

Attorney General Pam Bondi and Gov. Rick Scott are saying Sen. Frank Artiles needs to step down or be fired from the Senate over a profanity-laced rant and racial slur he hurled at a black lawmaker earlier this week.

Florida Supreme Court Approves Ballot Language to Restore Ex-Felon Voting Rights

April 20, 2017 - 2:45pm

Florida voters will determine the fate of nearly 1.6 million ex-felons across the state in 2018. On Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court approved the language of the Voting Restoration Amendment and certified the more than 70,000 petition signatures in support of the constitutional referendum to allow ex-felons the right to vote.

House Committee Passes Bill to Slash Standardized Testing in Florida

April 20, 2017 - 11:30am

The Florida House is moving forward with its plan to reform standardized testing and eliminate some assessments in Florida.

Miami Judge Issues Restraining Order Against City of Miami Over Short-Term Rental Ban

April 19, 2017 - 7:15pm

Airbnb is declaring victory in its ongoing battle with the City of Miami. On Wednesday, a Miami judge issued a temporary restraining order in the company's lawsuit against the City of Miami for banning renters’ access to the popular homesharing platform.

Bernie Sanders, Tom Perez Head to Miami for DNC Push to Turn Florida Blue

April 19, 2017 - 3:45pm
Bernie Sanders and Tom Perez

Florida is ready to Feel the Bern Wednesday evening -- Vermont Sen. and former Democratic presidential primary candidate Bernie Sanders is heading to the Magic City in the Sunshine State as part of the Democratic National Committee’s tour to turn states blue in 2018 and beyond.

Artiles Apologizes on Senate Floor for Profanity-Laced Rant and Racial Slur Aimed at Black Lawmaker

April 19, 2017 - 10:15am

UPDATE 4:25 P.M.: Senate Rules Committee Chair Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Fort Myers, has found probable cause to investigate Sen. Frank Artiles for violating the rules of legislative conduct and is appointing special counsel to investigate the matter. Senate General Counsel Dawn Roberts will present a report and a recommendation to the committee by April 25.

Hotel Industry Props Up 'Grassroots' Group to Trash Airbnb in Florida

April 19, 2017 - 6:00am

It’s no secret the hotel industry is less than welcoming toward Airbnb. But now we find it goes beyond normal opposition.  So upset over the popular home-sharing website is the hotel industry that it has propped up a shell "grassroots" group as part of its ongoing effort to antagonize the most popular home-sharing site in the country.

House, Senate Pass Competing Bills to Regulate Medical Marijuana

April 18, 2017 - 6:15pm

Two competing bills to regulate Florida’s newly-expanded medical marijuana industry are set to sail through their final committee stops. On Tuesday, a House and Senate committee passed their respective bills to regulate the medical marijuana industry, pushing the measures one step closer to a final vote in each chamber.

Rick Scott Pushes Lawmakers to Pump $100 Million into Visit Florida

April 18, 2017 - 5:30pm
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott isn’t giving up on his push to spend $100 million to fund Florida’s tourism arm, Visit Florida. 

Anti-Trump Group Plans Miami Protest Against Trump Golf Trips, Federal Tax Cuts

April 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

An anti-Donald Trump group responsible for a “town hall” U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio skipped out on earlier this year is back with a vengeance, furious with President Donald Trump for slashing the federal budget all while taking pricey trips to golf in his hometown of Palm Beach.

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