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Dem Lawmakers Push 'Granny Cam' Bill for Closer Watch on Florida Nursing Homes

November 14, 2017 - 11:45am

Two Florida lawmakers are teaming up on legislation requiring state officials to keep a closer eye on the quality of nursing homes and assisted living facilities after 13 senior citizens died in an overheated nursing home in September. 

Scott Pitches $178 Million Pro-Veteran Investment for 2018 Budget

November 13, 2017 - 2:00pm

Gov. Rick Scott is making the a $178 million push to help support active military, veterans and their families as part of his 2018-2019 budget.

FEMA to Airlift Hurricane Maria Victims from Puerto Rico to Florida

November 10, 2017 - 12:00am

Puerto Ricans, reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, are heading to Florida in droves and the numbers prove it -- more than 143,000 people from Puerto Rico have arrived in Florida since the Category 4 storm struck the island in September, and even more are expected to come to the Sunshine State in the coming months.

Senate Taps Third Party Law Firm to Investigate Latvala Sexual Harassment Claims

November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
Jack Latvala

Senate President Joe Negron officially named a third party investigator to look into allegations state Sen. Jack Latvala harassed and groped at least six women in Tallahassee, the Senate President’s office announced Thursday.

Bill to Permanently Expand Bright Futures Passes Key Senate Committee

November 9, 2017 - 12:15pm

A bill to permanently expand the state’s Bright Futures Scholarship Program passed through a key Senate committee on Thursday, receiving unanimous support from nine senators. 

'Carpetbagger' Ex-Rep Daisy Baez Pleads Guilty to Perjury Charges

November 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
Daisy Baez

Former state lawmaker Daisy Baez pleaded guilty to charges of perjury for lying about her address on a voter registration form on Wednesday, exactly a week after she resigned from the Florida House of Representatives.

Florida Chamber, Expert Team Up with Harrell, Mayfield to Push Septic-to-Sewer Conversion Efforts

November 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
Septic Tanks

Two Treasure Coast lawmakers are teaming up with the Florida Chamber of Commerce to help lessen septic tank runoff to the Indian River Lagoon in hopes of paving a way to cleaner water for Florida’s Treasure and Space Coasts -- and they're joined by the Florida Chamber of Commerce and an expert who all say septic-to-sewer conversion is the key to cleaning Florida's waterways.

Incumbent Kriseman Knocks Baker Out for Second Term as St. Pete Mayor

November 7, 2017 - 7:30pm
Rick Kriseman and Rick Baker

The battle of the Ricks ended Tuesday evening in St. Petersburg when incumbent mayor Rick Kriseman bested former mayor Rick Baker in one of the hardest-fought elections in the city’s history.

Florida House Reignites Fight to Ban Sanctuary Cities

November 7, 2017 - 3:15pm

A bill banning “sanctuary cities” in Florida passed its first and only legislative committee stop on Tuesday and will now head to the Florida House of Representatives during the 2018 legislative session.

Rick Scott: Sexual Harassment Allegations against Jack Latvala 'Disgusting'

November 6, 2017 - 12:15pm
Rick Scott and Jack Latvala

Sen. Jack Latvala’s house of cards continued to fall Monday as the state's head honcho -- Gov. Rick Scott -- weighed in on allegations Latvala sexually harassed multiple women in Tallahassee. 



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