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Senate Passes Comprehensive Gaming Legislation; House Version Right Behind

March 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

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.

It's Your Call: Optometrists vs. Ophthalmologists

March 29, 2017 - 6:30pm

Optometrists are now among the largest donors to political causes in Florida, according to state tax filings.

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.

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