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House Ready to Vote on Amended Bill to Regulate Medical Marijuana

April 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

House lawmakers are ready to vote on a newly-amended bill to regulate Florida’s medical marijuana industry this week, with the vote over one of the hottest bills of the legislative session likely happening Tuesday.

Putnam Promises American Exceptionalism Through Focus on Florida to RPOF in Tampa

April 29, 2017 - 9:15am

Adam Putnam hasn’t said he’s running for governor -- yet -- but he continued to stoke the fire of his rumored gubernatorial bid to a group of Republican party faithful Saturday morning.

Scott Sets Stage to Veto Enterprise Florida, Visit Florida Cuts -- But Will Lawmakers Override Him?

April 26, 2017 - 5:30pm
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott seems willing and ready to brandish his veto pen and slash through proposed cuts to Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida after state lawmakers threatened to drastically reduce funding for his twin pride and joy economic agencies -- but state lawmakers are fully prepared to fight back.

Florida Democratic Party Hires Sally Boynton Brown as New 'President'

April 26, 2017 - 3:45pm

Sally Boynton Brown, the former executive director of the Idaho Democratic Party is packing her bags and heading to Florida to serve as the Florida Democratic Party’s new president.

Medical Marijuana Bill Headed to Senate Floor

April 25, 2017 - 1:30pm

It’s officially “go” time for the Florida Legislature to finally reach an agreement over the future of medical marijuana in Florida.

Come One, Come All: Python Hunting Now Open to Amateurs in Florida

April 25, 2017 - 11:30am

Python hunting, an activity once reserved for a select few hunters in Florida, is now open to the average Joe wanting to snag a slithering snake.

'Restrictive' Medical Marijuana Proposal Headed to House Floor

April 24, 2017 - 5:15pm

A proposal to regulate Florida’s medical marijuana industry passed through its final committee stop Monday is now headed to the House floor, and it seems the measure only gets more and more restrictive as the weeks pass by. 

House Committee Passes Education Train Bill to Slash Standardized Tests

April 24, 2017 - 3:45pm

An "education train" bill to slash standardized testing is chugging its way along in the Florida Legislature, on track to pass sweeping changes to slash standardized testing and make changes to the state’s K-12 education system.

Budget Negotiations at Standstill After House Proposes 'Continuation Budget'

April 24, 2017 - 10:45am
Joe Negron and Richard Corcoran

There’s trouble in paradise -- or in budget world -- for the Florida Legislature. 

Frank Artiles Officially Resigns from Florida Senate

April 21, 2017 - 10:45am

Embattled Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Kendall, announced his formal resignation from the Florida Senate Friday afternoon after verbally attacking a fellow senator with profane comments and a racial slur earlier this week.


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