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House Steps Towards Compromise, Splits Bill to Kill Enterprise Florida, Visit Florida

February 28, 2017 - 6:45am
Jose Felix Diaz

The Florida House is splitting a bill to cut Gov. Rick Scott’s beloved Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida in one of the first steps for a possible compromise before the 2017 legislative session even begins.

Unknown Funders Help 'Indivisible Team' Cause Commotion at GOP Town Halls

February 27, 2017 - 6:00am

A group of Washington insiders with unknown funding sources is instructing protesters on how to organize and cause commotion at town halls in a lengthy online guide which outlines how to “lay low” and look inconspicuous so congressmen don’t suspect they might be protesting the Trump agenda.

Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship

February 25, 2017 - 3:30pm
Philip Levine

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and President Donald Trump are two peas in a pod.

Anitere Flores Aims to Slash, Replace Cell Phone, TV Taxes

February 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

A high-profile Miami senator wants to say “bye bye” to Florida’s high cell phone and TV taxes, filing legislation to cut both during this year’s legislative session and replace them with a smaller tax.

Once an Unknown, Rick Scott Rises to Top at RGA

February 24, 2017 - 10:45am

Updated 4:45 p.m.: The Republican Governor's Association's Executive Board voted Gov. Rick Scott as the group's Vice Chair Friday afternoon. 

It’s good to be Gov. Rick Scott these days. 

Scott has risen from a political nobody to governor, potential head of the Republican Governor’s Association to a possible Senate candidate next year, all in a whirlwind seven years.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum: 'I'm Seriously Considering' Running for Governor

February 24, 2017 - 8:15am
Andrew Gillum

Add one more name to the mix of possible Democratic gubernatorial candidates. On Friday, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum announced he was “seriously considering” running for Florida governor in 2018.

Gillum made the announcement through a series of tweets posted Friday morning, hours before he was scheduled to prepare similar remarks at a Central Florida Urban League conference in Orlando.

Education Groups Clash Over Trump's Transgender Bathroom Guideline Reversal

February 23, 2017 - 9:30am

President Donald Trump’s administration reversed a policy on transgender bathroom guidelines from the Obama era on Wednesday, causing a cascade of criticism and a wave of support from Floridians, elected officials and educators alike.

Brandes Files Bill to Breathe New Life into Enterprise Florida, But With Critical Changes

February 22, 2017 - 4:45pm
Jeff Brandes

Enterprise Florida could be resurrected from its legislative grave under a new legislation filed by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, on Tuesday.

Poll: Trump, Scott Riding High with Florida Republicans; Richard Corcoran Who?

February 22, 2017 - 3:30pm
Rick Scott and Donald Trump

President Donald Trump’s approval rating might be tanking nationally, but he’s still riding high among Florida Republicans, who overwhelmingly support his presidency according to a new poll. 

Florida AP Exam Pass Rate Soars in 2016

February 22, 2017 - 12:15pm

Florida continues to be one of the nation’s leaders in Advanced Placement exams, according to a report from College Board.

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