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Scott Declares State of Emergency Before Richard Spencer's Visit to UF

October 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
Richard Spencer

Gov. Rick Scott declared a State of Emergency in Alachua County in anticipation of white nationalist Richard Spencer’s visit to the University of Florida this week.

Florida Reports First Local Transmission of Zika Virus in 2017

October 13, 2017 - 10:00am

The Zika virus is back in the Sunshine State.

House Ethics Panel Sets Trial Over Daisy Baez's Alleged Residency Law Violations

October 12, 2017 - 1:30pm
Daisy Baez

A trial date has been set for a Miami-Dade lawmaker accused of living outside her district for seven months, a House ethics panel announced Thursday.

Robert Asencio to Head Miami-Dade Committee for Hurricane Maria Relief

October 12, 2017 - 12:45pm
Robert Asencio

The Miami-Dade County Legislative Delegation is stepping up to help Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands while preparing the state’s largest county for the influx of hurricane victims from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. 

Florida House Leaders Push Scholarship for Victims of School Violence, Bullying

October 11, 2017 - 4:30pm
Richard Corcoran and Byron Donalds

Students who are victims of bullying, violence or abuse could get a shot at attending a new school as part of a scholarship program pushed by Florida House GOP members during this year’s upcoming legislative session.

Marco Rubio Urges UF Students to Skip Richard Spencer's White Nationalist Speech

October 11, 2017 - 12:15pm
Marco Rubio and Richard Spencer

Marco Rubio has a message for University of Florida students and people thinking about attending white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech: don’t.

Scott, Putnam Make Pitch for Federal Aid after Hurricane Irma

October 11, 2017 - 11:30am
Rick Scott and Adam Putnam

Gov. Rick Scott and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam were in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to make the case for federal aid in the Sunshine State after Hurricane Irma swept through the state, causing extensive damage last month.

Bill to Permanently Expand Bright Futures Passes First Legislative Hurdle

October 9, 2017 - 5:00pm
Bill Galvano and Joe Negron

Legislation to expand Florida’s Bright Future Scholarship Program -- one of Senate President Joe Negron’s top legislative priorities -- passed its first hurdle Monday when the Senate Education Committee gave it the green light.

Linda Stewart Files Bill to Ban Bump Stocks in Florida

October 9, 2017 - 1:00pm

An Orlando lawmaker has filed a bill to ban the sale, possession and use of “bump stock” gun accessories in the wake of a mass shooting in Las Vegas which left 58 people dead and more than 500 injured last week.

Florida Waives Teacher Requirements, Offers In-State Tuition to Puerto Ricans Displaced by Hurricane Maria

October 6, 2017 - 1:30pm

Florida is opening its doors to Puerto Rican teachers and students displaced by Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm which ravaged the American territory last month.



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