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Florida Lawmaker Pitches 2018 Back-to-School Tax Holiday

October 31, 2017 - 5:30pm

Sales tax on school supplies and clothes would be lifted for two consecutive weekends in 2018 if a new proposal from a Florida lawmaker passes this legislative session.

Smile! Legislators Caught on Hidden Surveillance Cameras Secretly Placed in Condo Building

October 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
Oscar Branyon and Jack Latvala

Tallahassee lawmakers beware -- watchful eyes are spying on state legislators, hoping to dig up dirt by sneaking glimpses at their personal lives and whereabouts as they move through the state Capitol.

Joe Negron to 'Revisit' Senate Sexual Harassment Reporting Policy

October 30, 2017 - 4:45pm
Lauren Book, Joe Negron and Lizbeth Benacquisto

Senate President Joe Negron announced he would would be “revisiting” a newly-publicized and highly controversial policy on reporting sexual harassment on Monday after a weekend full of criticisms.

Scott to Push $50 Million Plan to Repair Lake O Dike

October 30, 2017 - 1:45pm

Gov. Rick Scott will push a $50 million proposal to speed up repairs for the Herbert Hoover Dike at Lake Okeechobee as part of next year’s fiscal year budget, he announced Monday.

Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Outpace Dems in September Cash Game

October 28, 2017 - 6:00am
Adam Putnam, Jack Latvala, Philip Levine and Gwen Graham

Florida Republican gubernatorial candidates by and large continued to significantly outraise their potential Democratic opponents in the cash game during the month of September.

Jeff Clemens Resigns after Admitting Affair with Tallahassee Lobbyist

October 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
Jeff Clemens

In a whirlwind 24 hour timespan, incoming Senate Minority Leader Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, resigned from office Friday after reports swirled he had been caught in an extramarital affair with a Tallahassee lobbyist.

Dangerous Bedfellows: Jeff Clemens Caught in Affair with Tallahassee Lobbyist

October 27, 2017 - 12:15pm
Jeff Clemens

Florida’s incoming Senate minority leader finds himself in hot water after admitting to an affair with a Tallahassee lobbyist, coating the state Capitol in intrigue and scandal well before next year’s legislative session has begun.

Philip Levine to Make Gubernatorial Announcement Next Week

October 27, 2017 - 11:00am
Philip Levine

The already-crowded Florida gubernatorial field could become a little bit fuller next week as Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine ponders a bid to run for the state’s highest office. 

Trump Declares Opioid Crisis Public Health Emergency

October 26, 2017 - 2:45pm

President Donald Trump is officially declaring the growing opioid crisis a “public health emergency,” amplifying the status of a problem taking the lives of thousands of Americans each year. 

House Leaders Push Bill to Ban Secret Government Contracts

October 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
Richard Corcoran, Matt Caldwell and Ralph Masullo

In an effort to promote what he calls “transparency,” House Speaker Richard Corcoran and House lawmakers are pushing legislation to abolish trade secret laws keeping information about economic development contracts with the state from the public eye.



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