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On Statewide Tour, Scott Fights for Florida Jobs -- and the Black Vote

February 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

Saving his beloved Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida might be at the top of Gov. Rick Scott’s priority list for 2017, but his weeklong,  public relations tour might be more politically motivated for 2018 than meets the eye.

Republican Lawmakers Aim to Cut Back Testing, Swap SAT, ACT for FSA

February 14, 2017 - 4:45pm
Anitere Flores, Manny Diaz Jr. and Chris Sprowls

Three state lawmakers say it’s high time to cut back on standardized testing in Florida’s public schools and they’re joining forces to push legislation to do it. Reps. Manny Diaz, Jr., R-Hialeah, and Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor have filed legislation to swap SAT and ACT tests in place of Florida’s standardized tests, eliminating a layer of testing many have criticized in recent years.

Democrats to Corcoran: Terrorists in Florida? Prove It

February 14, 2017 - 9:45am
Bobby DuBose and Richard Corcoran

A prominent House Democrat is pouncing on House Speaker Richard Corcoran for alleging there is a “tremendous potential likelihood” of ISIS terrorists living in Florida and the Dems are demanding Corcoran put his money where his mouth is and prove the claim is true. 

Scott Slams House Plan to Ax Visit Florida, Enterprise Florida in State Tour

February 13, 2017 - 4:15pm
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott picked up his pom poms and cheered on his home teams -- Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida -- in a series of roundtable panels held Monday.

March-A-Lago Returns: Protesters Plan Third Straight Rally Against Donald Trump

February 13, 2017 - 3:15pm

President Donald Trump could be making a third trip down to his “Winter White House” this weekend, and Floridians are already gearing up to make their dissatisfaction over his presidency and policies known.

UCF Socialist Club Urges Students, Children to Bash, 'Kill' Donald Trump

February 11, 2017 - 4:00pm

Protesters nationwide have vowed to “Bash the FASH” in the wake of Donald Trump’s controversial presidency, and in keeping with their promise, a spirited group of left wing “social extremists” at the University of Central Florida have taken the phrase literally. On Friday, UCF’s Knights for Socialism gathered to physically bash President Donald Trump’s face in, using baseball bats and inviting children to join in.

Grady, Neal, Lee Floated as Possible Replacements for Atwater

Stand Your Ground Burden of Proof Bill Shoots Through Final Senate Committee

February 9, 2017 - 12:15pm

The Senate Rules Committee passed a bill to shift the burden of proof in Stand Your Ground cases on Thursday, the bill's final stop before it heads to the Senate for debate. 

Corrine Brown's Chief of Staff Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

February 8, 2017 - 3:45pm
Corrine Brown

The federal scandal involving former Florida congresswoman Corrine Brown entered a new chapter on Tuesday when her chief of staff and co-defendant Ronnie Simmons entered a guilty plea to 18 counts against him in federal court.

Scott-Corcoran Battle Embroiled in Behind-the-Scenes RPOF Drama

February 7, 2017 - 6:30pm
Rick Scott and Richard Corcoran

Don’t expect a kumbaya moment between Gov. Rick Scott and House Speaker Richard Corcoran anytime soon. On Tuesday, the two sharpened their blades and readied for battle, setting the stage for the expected rocky legislative session. But their drama began long before they made headlines this week. 

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