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SSN, American Media Institute Team Up to Look at Florida's 'Eye Wars'

March 24, 2017 - 6:00am

Sunshine State News is teaming up with the American Media Institute to present a series of articles looking at one of the most contentious issues facing the Florida Legislature. 

Florida Congressmen React to Last Minute Dump of Obamacare Repeal-and-Replace Bill

March 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

Florida congressmen reacted as the U.S. House of Representatives pulled a vote on the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare at the last minute Friday afternoon.

Good News! Devastating Screwworm Eradicated in Florida

March 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

State and federal officials announced Friday that the recent screwworm infestation in South Florida has been eliminated, ending a potentially serious threat to farm livestock and warm-blooded pets.

Florida Congressmen Praise, Trash Trump's $1.15 Trillion Budget Proposal

March 16, 2017 - 4:30pm
Charlie Crist, Marco Rubio, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Bill Nelson

President Donald Trump unveiled his $1.15 trillion budget in the early hours of Thursday morning with pledges to increase defense spending, but many Florida lawmakers have yet to be convinced the proposal is a step in the right direction for the nation.

Mosquito Controllers Seek a $1.2 Million Budget Increase to Fight Zika

March 15, 2017 - 11:30am

Authorities say Florida should brace for another Zika outbreak this year. The tip-off, they say, is the state's unseasonably warm winter. And they're looking for another $1.2 million -- a total of $3.8 million -- to fight back.

Religious Liberties Act Heading to the Senate Floor

March 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

The Florida Senate Committee on Judiciary, chaired by Senator Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, passed Senate Bill 436, Religious Expression in Public Schools, on Tuesday.

Sunshine State News' Allison Nielsen to Talk Florida Gun Issues with WEBY

Kill Pythons, Earn Money: SFWMD Board Launches New Pilot Program

March 9, 2017 - 12:15pm

One species, the Burmese python, is wreaking havoc on the Everglades, and if left alone much longer, it will change the balance of nature in the delicate ecosystem perhaps forever.

Senate Education Committee Passes Religious Liberties Act

March 7, 2017 - 12:45pm

The Florida Senate Committee on Education today passed Senate Bill 436 by Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Lady Lake, Religious Expression in Public Schools.  Senate President Joe Negron emphasized it Tuesday during his Opening Day speech as a bill he favors.

Negron's Senators Might Want to See Farmers' Response to His Memo

March 7, 2017 - 6:00am

In the following, Everglades farmers have taken all five items in Senate President Joe Negron's memo of last week to his senators, “Update Regarding Lake Okeechobee Discharges,” and replied to each one. This reply was presented to Negron as an attachment to Monday's letter to him.

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