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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. 

Oh, My! The Canadians Are Building a Wall!

November 24, 2016 - 6:00am

As the CNN camera moved in Tuesday, one protester opposing a Donald Trump presidency in front of Trump Tower shouted, "You'll never be my president, because I'm moving to Canada!"

Not so fast, Bub.

You might want to check out one of the blogs virally making its way around Canada -- all to great hilarity.

Without further ado, we're reproducing it for you here:

House Business No. 1: Corcoran's Sweeping Ethics Reforms Pass

November 22, 2016 - 2:30pm

The Florida House of Representatives today adopted "sweeping and monumental" ethics reform immediately following the election of Richard Corcoran as new speaker of the House.

Florida Retailers Expect 4 Percent Increase in Holiday Sales

November 15, 2016 - 3:30pm

The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) is expecting a happy holiday season for Florida retailers based on its latest projection. 

West Palm's Keiser University to Play Football, Seeks Head Coach

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