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Lawmakers Seek to Make Texting and Driving Primary Offense

December 6, 2017 - 12:00pm

Put down those cell phones -- texting and driving could become a primary offense under a new proposal up for consideration during this year’s legislative session.

Florida Democrats Call for Jack Latvala to Resign Amidst Sexual Harassment Allegations

December 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
Jack Latvala

Florida Democrats are finally weighing in on Jack Latvala’s sexual harassment scandal rocking the Florida Capitol, calling on the Clearwater Republican to leave Tallahassee for good and resign.

Senate Committee Shoots Down Church Carry, Open Carry Bills

December 5, 2017 - 5:30pm

A series of bills designed to expand gun owners’ rights in Florida are headed towards the legislative boneyard after the Senate Judiciary Committee sent them packing Tuesday, shooting them down with a bipartisan vote.

Terrie Rizzo Reels in Endorsements for FDP Chair

December 5, 2017 - 1:00pm
Terrie Rizzo

The race to become the next chair of the Florida Democratic Party continues to heat up, with one of the candidates -- Terrie Rizzo of Palm Beach -- announcing a slew of supporters endorsing her to take over next weekend.

JEA Privatization 'In Line' with Lenny Curry's Goals for Jacksonville

December 4, 2017 - 5:15pm

The Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) could be making a transition to privatization in a deal insiders say would greatly make utilities more affordable to customers -- and it’s likely the move could find some of its biggest support from Jacksonville mayor Lenny Curry. 

Ex Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Fraud

December 4, 2017 - 2:45pm
Corrine Brown

Corrine Brown, a former Florida congresswoman from Jacksonville, was sentenced to five years in prison for fraud and other charges related to a fake charity she used to put money in her own pocket while serving in Washington.

Four Women Prepare for Showdown to Become Next FDP Chair

December 2, 2017 - 6:00am
Alma Gonzalez, Stacey Patel, Terrie Rizzo and Monica Russo

A new month means a new chair for the Florida Democratic Party, which will elect a replacement for their former party head Stephen Bittel at a meeting in Orlando next weekend. 

Rick Scott Takes Double-Digit Lead Over Bill Nelson in 2018 Poll

December 1, 2017 - 4:45pm
Rick Scott and Bill Nelson

With 2018 -- and a potential bid for the U.S. Senate -- right around the corner, new poll results should give Gov. Rick Scott a reason to smile.

Joe Gruters, Heather Fitzenhagen Show Subtle Social Media Support of Jack Latvala

December 1, 2017 - 4:15pm
Joe Gruters, Jack Latvala and Heather Fitzenhagen

Few state lawmakers are willing to go on the record and make their feelings known about the accusations of sexual harassment against Sen. Jack Latvala, but several of them have wasted no time conveying their support for the Clearwater Republican through their social media behavior.

Latvala Accuser Goes Public with Sexual Harassment Allegation

November 29, 2017 - 3:30pm
Jack Latvala

One of the six women accusing state Sen. Jack Latvala of sexual harassment and groping has gone public. 

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