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Senate Favors Tax Cuts for Businesses in Last-Minute Swap Hitting Florida Insurers

March 21, 2017 - 2:30pm

A massive tax cut package sped through a Florida Senate committee on Tuesday -- but with one big switch, swapping out salary tax credit incentives for cuts on commercial leases in the Sunshine State. 

State Legislature, Rick Scott Moving Too Slowly on Medical Marijuana, Say Voters

March 21, 2017 - 9:45am

Florida voters are not happy with how Gov. Rick Scott and the state legislature are handling medical marijuana and say both have been slow on the uptake with getting Amendment 2 implemented in the Sunshine State. 

Poll: Bill Nelson Continues to Lead Rick Scott in 2018 Senate Matchup

March 20, 2017 - 6:45pm

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson continues to edge out Gov. Rick Scott in a hypothetical 2018 matchup, according to the latest poll from the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

Mayors Tomás Regalado and Philip Levine Refuse to Back Down on Strict Airbnb Regulations

March 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

If Miami area Mayors Tomás Regalado and Philip Levine made anything clear Monday, it’s that they have no plans to back down on their ongoing war against homesharing company Airbnb anytime soon.

Charlie Crist Pushes for Everglades Restoration Plan He Scrapped in 2008

March 18, 2017 - 6:00am
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U.S. Reps. Brian Mast and Charlie Crist are teaming up to demand President Donald Trump speed up the federal government’s role in restoring the Everglades, nearly a decade after Crist put the kibosh on a much-needed project to clean up one of the state’s most precious environmental commodities.

Dem Lawmakers File Bill to Protect Florida's 'Sanctuary Cities'

March 17, 2017 - 1:45pm

Democratic lawmakers are taking a stand against legislation to crack down on sanctuary cities with a counterproposal banning local governments from detaining undocumented immigrants in the Sunshine State.

Rick Scott Unleashes Fury on Florida House Over Enterprise Florida in New TV Ad

March 16, 2017 - 12:15am
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Gov. Rick Scott is ramping up his all-out war with the Florida House of Representatives to television airwaves -- next week, the governor will air an ad slamming state lawmakers for voting to kill state public-private agencies Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida. 

Education Groups Knock 'Misleading' Fewer, Better Tests Legislation

March 16, 2017 - 6:00am

Florida lawmakers might be calling HB 773 the “Fewer, Better Tests” legislation, but parent groups say the bill’s title is totally misleading and isn’t actually doing anything to eliminate standardized testing in the Sunshine State. 

Senators Green Light Proposal to Cap 4-Year Community College Degrees

March 15, 2017 - 8:00pm

A bill to limit baccalaureate offerings for Florida’s 28 state community colleges sailed through the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education on Wednesday. 

Pro-Pot Entrepreneurs Lash Out at Restrictive Marijuana Measures

March 15, 2017 - 6:00am

With a push of a button, Floridians can take marijuana and make it into oil and butter, perfect for baking brownies, cakes and syrups.

Garyn Angel calls it “Magical Butter.”

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