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Berny Jacques Kicks Off Campaign for GOP Battleground in HD 66

March 24, 2017 - 6:00am

Election Day 2018 might be 18 months away, but Berny Jacques is already rolling up his sleeves and trying to get ahead of the pack for the Republican candidacy in Florida’s 66th House District. That means knocking on doors, meeting with donors, getting his name out and locking up the district early. 

Betsy DeVos to Head to Florida for College Visit

March 23, 2017 - 8:00am

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will pack her bags and head to Florida for her first trip outside of Washington, D.C.

Joe Gruters' 'Transparency' Bill May Make Political Process Anything But, Say Critics

March 23, 2017 - 6:00am

State Rep. Joe Gruters has made headlines this week for leading the charge on a bill to get rid of “dark money” in politics, but the Sarasota Republican is facing criticism that his newfound crusade against shadowy committees is simply a personal vendetta and, contrary to its goal, may actually limit transparency in the political process.

Rob Bradley: Time For Florida to 'Get Serious' About Regulating Medical Marijuana

March 22, 2017 - 4:15pm

A Republican Florida senator stood before the Senate Committee on Health Policy Wednesday to make the pitch for a strict system to regulate the new medical marijuana industry in the Sunshine State.

Senate Favors Tax Cuts for Businesses in Last-Minute Swap Hitting Florida Insurers

March 21, 2017 - 2:30pm

A massive tax cut package sped through a Florida Senate committee on Tuesday -- but with one big switch, swapping out salary tax credit incentives for cuts on commercial leases in the Sunshine State. 

State Legislature, Rick Scott Moving Too Slowly on Medical Marijuana, Say Voters

March 21, 2017 - 9:45am

Florida voters are not happy with how Gov. Rick Scott and the state legislature are handling medical marijuana and say both have been slow on the uptake with getting Amendment 2 implemented in the Sunshine State. 

Poll: Bill Nelson Continues to Lead Rick Scott in 2018 Senate Matchup

March 20, 2017 - 6:45pm

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson continues to edge out Gov. Rick Scott in a hypothetical 2018 matchup, according to the latest poll from the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

Mayors Tomás Regalado and Philip Levine Refuse to Back Down on Strict Airbnb Regulations

March 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

If Miami area Mayors Tomás Regalado and Philip Levine made anything clear Monday, it’s that they have no plans to back down on their ongoing war against homesharing company Airbnb anytime soon.

Charlie Crist Pushes for Everglades Restoration Plan He Scrapped in 2008

March 18, 2017 - 6:00am
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U.S. Reps. Brian Mast and Charlie Crist are teaming up to demand President Donald Trump speed up the federal government’s role in restoring the Everglades, nearly a decade after Crist put the kibosh on a much-needed project to clean up one of the state’s most precious environmental commodities.

Dem Lawmakers File Bill to Protect Florida's 'Sanctuary Cities'

March 17, 2017 - 1:45pm

Democratic lawmakers are taking a stand against legislation to crack down on sanctuary cities with a counterproposal banning local governments from detaining undocumented immigrants in the Sunshine State.

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