The Florida Ports Council has released "Florida Seaports: High Performance – 2017-2021 Five-Year Florida Seaport Mission Plan," providing updated figures on international trade, cargo data and cruise activity at Florida’s seaports.
Florida's promised 2017 tax relief package, House Bill 7109, Taxation, passed the Senate at the 11th hour Monday, with Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland taking the lead role.
Dissension? None here, say Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran. The two chamber leaders issued joint statements Thursday as they agreed to allocations totaling a near $83 billion state budget for fiscal 2017-2018.
Kevin Derby from Sunshine State News will be on the air on Wednesday morning with Greg Penglis from 1330 WEBY in Northwest Florida to focus on state and national politics.
The United States began pushing back on Bashar al-Assad through a series of airstrikes on military bases in Syria late Thursday evening.
The Consumer Protection Coalition spared no words at an elaborate press conference before the Florida House Thursday, calling on lawmakers to protect state consumers and pass meaningful reforms to end Assignment of Benefits (AOB) abuse in the Sunshine State.
Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, on Tuesday filed an amendment to Senate Bill 10, Water Resources, that he and Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart say "furthers the goal of reducing and eventually eliminating harmful discharges from Lake Okeechobee."
As expected, the Florida Senate on Thursday passed Bill Galvano's Senate Bill 8, Gaming. The House gaming bill is also expected to pass in a matter of days.
Optometrists are now among the largest donors to political causes in Florida, according to state tax filings.