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Mandatory Recess Bill Sails Through Senate

April 4, 2017 - 2:45pm

State lawmakers are game for a bill to require recess for Florida students, passing a bill Tuesday to mandate at least 20 minutes of recess each day in the Sunshine State.

After Decades of Waiting, State Finally Apologizing to Dozier Boys for Torture, Abuse

April 4, 2017 - 1:15pm

For the boys of the Arthur G. Dozier School, an apology had been a long time coming.

Senate Committee Green Lights Bill to Regulate Medical Marijuana

April 3, 2017 - 8:00pm

A Florida Senate committee unanimously passed a plan to regulate Florida’s newly expanded medical marijuana industry on Monday. 

Andrew Gillum Ditches FDP Meeting in Midst of New Discovery in Email Scandal

Clear Majority of Floridians Support Airbnb, Poll Finds

April 2, 2017 - 10:15pm

An overwhelming majority of Floridians support allowing homeowners to rent out their houses through the popular homesharing website Airbnb, a new poll shows. 

At County Chairs Retreat, Florida Dems Plan to Wage War with GOP in 2018

April 2, 2017 - 6:30pm

Fresh off of a disheartening performance in the November elections, the Florida Democratic Party says it's ready to win again.

Senate Committee Gears Up to Hear Bill to Regulate Medical Marijuana Industry

March 31, 2017 - 7:00pm

Florida lawmakers will consider a series of proposals to implement the new constitutional amendment to expand the use of medical marijuana in a Senate committee meeting held next week. 

FDP to Plan For 2018 at St. Petersburg Weekend Retreat

March 31, 2017 - 11:45am
Stephen Bittel

The Florida Democratic Party will hold its first meeting with its fresh set of new leadership this weekend in St. Petersburg. 

Everglades Python Hunting Therapeutic for 'Swamp Ape' War Vets

March 31, 2017 - 6:00am

Ankle-deep in mud, sweat dripping from his brow, Tom Rahill can’t help but smile. 

A Tale of Two Budgets: Florida House, Senate Differ in Proposals for Enterprise Florida, Visit Florida

March 29, 2017 - 2:30pm

The Florida Senate and the House of Representatives have two very different ideas on how much money the state should give to Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida, setting up a showdown over the public-private agencies which has quickly morphed into one of the hottest issues during the 2017 legislative session.




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