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Negron Rolls Out His 9 Constitution Revision Appointees

February 15, 2017 - 6:30pm
Don Gaetz, Chris Smith and Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch

Florida Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart today appointed nine members of Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), four of them from the Treasure Coast.

SSN's Allison Nielsen to Participate in Media and Politics Panel at Florida Capitol

February 8, 2017 - 6:15pm

Sunshine State News reporter Allison Nielsen will participate in a media panel at the Florida Capitol Friday. The panel will be part of Leadership Florida’s “Connect Florida” Connect Day in Tallahassee. 

Landowners in EAA: 'We Are Not Willing Sellers'

February 6, 2017 - 4:30pm
EAA farmer John Hundley

Landowners in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) released a statement Monday saying emphatically they are not willing sellers of their private property to the government under Senate Bill 10.

It's Your Call: What Should Donald Trump Do First?

January 20, 2017 - 6:00am

President-elect Donald Trump waited only about two weeks after he was elected president to unveil his plans for his first 100 days in office, including proposals related to immigration, trade deals and defense policy.

Florida Chamber Brings Out its 2017 Legislative Priorities

January 12, 2017 - 12:15pm
Will Weatherford and Mark Wilson

With the Florida Legislature already holding committee meetings in Tallahassee, on Thursday, the Florida Chamber of Commerce unveiled its agenda for the upcoming session. 

Rick Scott to Raul Castro: Bring Democracy and Freedom Back to Cuba

December 21, 2016 - 11:00am
Rick Scott and Raul Castro

Gov. Rick Scott is urging Raul Castro to usher in a new age of democracy in Cuba following the death of his brother, former Cuban president and tyrant Fidel Castro, last month.

200,000 New Jobs at Florida Seaports since 2012, Says Report

December 13, 2016 - 1:30pm
Rick Scott at the Port of Tampa Bay

Toting up employment progress at the state's ports, Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday that Florida seaports combined have created 200,000 new jobs since 2012.

Job Creation Paid Off: Florida Businesses Saved $3.5 Billion on Reemployment Taxes

December 7, 2016 - 11:15pm

Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday that Florida businesses will continue to pay the lowest possible rate for reemployment taxes next year because of Florida’s growing economy and strong private-sector job growth rate. 

SFWMD's Infographic Shows the Greater Benefit of Storing Water North, Not South, of Lake Okeechobee

December 1, 2016 - 10:15pm

The South Florida Water Management District rolled out a new infographic at Thursday's Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) meeting -- this one comparing the benefits of storing storm water north of Lake Okeechobee versus storing water south of the big lake.

Florida Leaders React to Death of Fidel Castro

November 26, 2016 - 3:30am

Florida leaders reacted to the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro early Saturday morning. 

Raul Castro made the announcement his brother had died on Cuban television on Saturday. He was 90 years old. Few details other than his death were available at the time of the announcement, but the former Cuban ruler's health had declined in recent years. 

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