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Trump, Rubio Vow to Take Hard-Line Approach with Cuba Post-Fidel Castro

November 27, 2016 - 9:30pm
Marco Rubio and Donald Trump

The news of Fidel Castro’s death has ended one chapter and opened up another in Cuban-American relations and Florida politicians -- part-time resident and President-Elect Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio -- are prepared to take steps to move forward on relations with the Caribbean nation.

Will Trump Offer RPOF Vice Chair, New State Rep. Joe Gruters a Job in His Administration?

November 24, 2016 - 6:00am
Donald Trump and Joe Gruters

Everyone considered Trump’s win a long shot. Democrats had a pep in their step, gleeful as they contemplated their third-straight presidential victory on Election Day. Many Republicans counted Trump out long since, downplaying his chances to win the presidency, quietly plotting how they would rebuild the party in the election's aftermath.

Anti-Common Core Groups Unhappy About Trump Ed Secretary Pick Betsy DeVos

November 23, 2016 - 5:30pm
Betsy DeVos and Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump has selected school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as his new U.S. Education Secretary, but not everyone is happy about it.

Florida PTA Drops Out of FEA Voucher Lawsuit

November 22, 2016 - 3:15pm

Subtract one name from the ongoing lawsuit against Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program -- the Florida PTA is officially dropping out of the suit.

Richard Corcoran Vows to Fight Against Special Interests, For Floridians in Opening Address

November 22, 2016 - 2:15pm

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran is ushering in a new era in the Florida Legislature beginning Tuesday.

Every Student Succeeds Act to Take Center Stage at Jeb Bush Education Summit

November 21, 2016 - 10:30pm
Condoleezza Rice

Jeb Bush’s education foundation will discuss the newly-implemented Every Student Succeeds Act at its 2016 National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, D.C. next month -- and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will moderate a panel discussion on the ESSA.

Record-Breaking 85 Million Tourists Visit Florida in 2016

November 21, 2016 - 3:15pm
Rick Scott

A whopping 85 million visitors visited Florida over the summer and fall, a record-high for any nine-month period in the state’s history.

Negron, Corcoran Lay Out Big Plans for 2017 Legislative Session

November 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
Joe Negron and Richard Corcoran

While many politicos have kicked back their feet and relaxed after the election, state lawmakers are just getting warmed up, diving headfirst into the next chapter with a new set of priorities for the 2017 legislative session. Next year’s legislative session doesn’t officially begin until March, but incoming Senate president Joe Negron and incoming House Speaker Richard Corcoran have already laid out their plans for 2017.

Post-Voter Outrage, Charlie Crist Condemns Steve Bannon

November 20, 2016 - 4:45pm
Charlie Crist and Steve Bannon

Add one more name to the list of congressmen against president-elect Donald Trump’s pick for chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Florida's Unemployment Rate Ticks Up to 4.8 Percent

November 18, 2016 - 11:45am
Rick Scott

Florida created nearly 6,000 jobs for the month of October, but the unemployment rate went up, according to the latest numbers from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. 


On Friday, state officials announced the unemployment rate in Florida had increased to 4.8 percent, a slight uptick from September’s unemployment rate of 4.7 percent. 

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