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Airbnb Helps Floridians Earn $450 Million in 2017

December 28, 2017 - 1:00pm

Popular homesharing website Airbnb helped Floridians earn lots of extra cash -- $450 million worth -- by offering up their homes for tourists and travelers in 2017.

Scandal, Opportunity, Political Clashes: 2017 Sees Record-Breaking Departure of 11 Lawmakers

December 28, 2017 - 6:00am
Frank Artiles, Jack Latvala, Daisy Baez and Alex Miller

Some got new jobs and some resigned in shame, but 2017 was the year of the mass exodus among Florida lawmakers. Three of the state’s 40 senators resigned in shame while another eight House members either called it quits, got new gigs or passed away. 

Gun Rights Groups See Small Victories, Large Setbacks in 2017

December 26, 2017 - 5:30pm

2017 was a somewhat slow year when it came to Second Amendment issues, and while the year handed some victories to pro-gun groups, it also handed them several losses, with roadblocks all the way from Tallahassee to Washington, D.C. 

2017's Top Education Stories

December 26, 2017 - 1:45pm

Education has long been a top priority for Florida lawmakers and in 2017 education once again made a splash in a variety of headlines throughout the year.

State Rep. Don Hahnfeldt Dies Unexpectedly

December 25, 2017 - 5:30pm

State Rep. Don Hahnfeldt, R-The Villages, died unexpectedly Sunday evening. He was 73. 

Senate: Special Master Report on Latvala's Sexual Harassment Allegations 'Ready Next Week'

December 15, 2017 - 1:15pm
Jack Latvala

Tallahassee politicos await with bated breath the results of an investigation by the Senate Special Master into allegations of sexual harassment and groping by Sen. Jack Latvala, but they won’t have to wait much longer -- according to Senate spokesperson Katie Betta, the report will be available next week.

Negron Letter Pushes for a More 'Flexible' EAA Reservoir Footprint

December 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

In a letter to South Florida Water Management District Director Ernie Marks, Senate President Joe Negron Thursday expressed his concern that a preliminary model for the Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir called for in last session's Senate Bill 10 may have a too-limited footprint, which could set off more negotiations with the federal government and possibly delay Everglades restoration.

Brandes Files Bill to Keep Amazon Echo, Google Home Information Private

December 14, 2017 - 3:30pm

“Alexa, keep my personal information private.”

Florida Supreme Court Dismisses Suit Challenging Scott's Judicial Appointment Powers

December 14, 2017 - 12:00pm

The Florida Supreme Court sided with Gov. Rick Scott in a ruling issued Thursday for a lawsuit challenging the governor’s ability to appoint three new justices before he leaves office in 2019.

Appeals Court Tosses School Quality Lawsuit

December 13, 2017 - 2:15pm

Florida’s First District Court of Appeals has thrown out a sweeping lawsuit alleging Florida violated its own constitution by failing to provide funding for “high quality” public schools.

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