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Stand Your Ground Burden of Proof Bill Shoots Through Final Senate Committee

February 9, 2017 - 12:15pm

The Senate Rules Committee passed a bill to shift the burden of proof in Stand Your Ground cases on Thursday, the bill's final stop before it heads to the Senate for debate. 

Corrine Brown's Chief of Staff Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

February 8, 2017 - 3:45pm
Corrine Brown

The federal scandal involving former Florida congresswoman Corrine Brown entered a new chapter on Tuesday when her chief of staff and co-defendant Ronnie Simmons entered a guilty plea to 18 counts against him in federal court.

Scott-Corcoran Battle Embroiled in Behind-the-Scenes RPOF Drama

February 7, 2017 - 6:30pm
Rick Scott and Richard Corcoran

Don’t expect a kumbaya moment between Gov. Rick Scott and House Speaker Richard Corcoran anytime soon. On Tuesday, the two sharpened their blades and readied for battle, setting the stage for the expected rocky legislative session. But their drama began long before they made headlines this week. 

School Choice Supporters Rejoice As Senate Confirms Betsy DeVos

February 7, 2017 - 12:45pm

Betsy DeVos' controversial road to confirmation as the next Secretary of Education has come to an end -- Vice President Mike Pence voted to break the tie in a dead-even vote on Tuesday. 

Trump in Tampa: Let in People Who Want to 'Love Our Country'

February 6, 2017 - 3:45pm

President Donald Trump made a pit stop in Tampa to talk military, immigration and combating radical Islamic terrorism on Monday.

Teachers Don All Black to Protest DeVos' Confirmation for Ed Secretary

February 6, 2017 - 9:30am

If you see a sea of teachers dressed in black this week, there's a reason why. 

Thousands Descend Upon Winter White House in Anti-Trump Protest

February 4, 2017 - 8:45pm

Protesters marched all the way to President Donald Trump's Winter White House Saturday evening to protest Trump's presidency, which has been riddled with controversy since it began last month.  

Senate Ends Debate, Sends DeVos Nomination to Floor for Vote

February 3, 2017 - 7:45am

The U.S. Senate will hold a full vote to confirm President Donald Trump’s controversial nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, next week.

Department of Health Plans Public Hearings on Medical Marijuana Rollout

February 1, 2017 - 10:30pm

The Florida Department of Health wants Floridians to speak up on Amendment 2 and will hold five public forums statewide to help voice concerns over the rocky implementation of medical marijuana in the Sunshine State.

Brandes Files Bill to Scrap, Overhaul Florida Medical Marijuana Laws

February 1, 2017 - 9:45am

Sen. Jeff Brandes is taking on Florida’s medical marijuana industry in a big way, proposing a total recall of all the state’s marijuana laws and overhauling the system with an entirely new set of regulations.

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