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Donald Trump's Top Political Adviser Calls it Quits

August 8, 2015 - 4:15pm
Donald Trump

Drama is dogging Donald Trump’s campaign after news broke Saturday that one of the Republican presidential hopeful's top advisers and closest friends had resigned from Trump’s staff.

Jeb Bush Walks Shaky Ground Over Common Core with GOP Competitors

August 7, 2015 - 6:00pm
Jeb Bush

Thursday night’s Republican debate on Fox News was illuminating in many respects -- viewers saw the voracity of Donald Trump’s presidential ambitions (when he said he would run for the position even as an independent candidate); Rand Paul and Chris Christie exchanged jabs over national security; and Jeb Bush -- who knew it was coming -- was forced to dip his toes into the controversial waters of Common Core.

Who to Watch in the Congressional Redistricting Special Session

August 6, 2015 - 3:45pm
Bill Galvano, Corrine Brown, and Charlie Crist

The special legislative session to hammer out Florida’s congressional redistricting is only five days away, and many state lawmakers are suiting up to get down to business when they return to the Capitol for the third session this year.

Validation Process for Florida Standards Assessment Trucks Into Final Month

August 4, 2015 - 2:15pm

The validation for Florida’s new and controversial Florida Standards Assessment test is still chugging right along.

Rick Scott to AHCA: Investigate, Audit Hospitals Not Complying with State Law

August 3, 2015 - 3:15pm
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott is planning on cracking down hard on hospitals that didn’t certify their contracts for Medicaid to comply with state law, and he’s getting the Agency for Health Care Administration onboard in his quest. On Monday, Scott penned a letter to AHCA Secretary Liz Dudek, requesting the agency to dispatch the Office of Medicaid Integrity to audit each hospital to make sure they’re complying with state law.

Hillary Clinton on Lifting Cuba Trade Embargo: 'Get Onboard or Get Out of the Way'

July 31, 2015 - 1:45pm
Hillary Clinton,   Credit: Sunshine State News

Standing next to American flags and beneath bright stage lights, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton took the stage at Florida International University in Miami Friday to call for the lifting of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba.

Most of Florida Supreme Court Justices Are Millionaires

July 30, 2015 - 4:00pm
Charles Canady, Barbara Pariente, and Ricky Polston

Most of Florida's Supreme Court justices boast net worths of over $1 million, according to recent financial disclosures. Public officials are required by Florida law to report full financial disclosures each fiscal year to the Florida Commission on Ethics. Total net worths include “household goods and personal effects” like art and vehicles.

Alpine Testing Solutions Moving Full Speed Ahead to Validate Florida Standards Assessment

July 28, 2015 - 7:00pm

School might be out for summer, but the work hasn’t stopped for the independent contractor reviewing the validity of Florida’s newest -- and incredibly controversial --  Florida Standards Assessment test.

RPOF to Welcome GOP Presidential Hopefuls to Orlando for 'Sunshine Summit'

July 27, 2015 - 10:00am
Blaise Ingoglia

The Republican Party of Florida says come one, come all, to Orlando this October to the party’s Presidential Summit, which will gather all the Republican presidential hopefuls in one area to make their pitch to the Sunshine State.

Veterans' Smooth Transition out of the Military High Priority for Jolly, State Lawmakers

July 23, 2015 - 5:00pm
Jimmie Smith, David Jolly,and Larry Ahearn

U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., wants to make sure the Army can transfer military skills to the workforce, and to that end he gathered congressmen, state lawmakers, trade certification groups and private businessmen to discuss how to make it happen. Among the state lawmakers Jolly invited to participate in a congressional delegation trip to Fort Lee, Va., last week were Reps. Jimmie Smith, R-Inverness, and Larry Ahearn, R-Seminole. 

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