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House Passes Bill from Stephanie Murphy, Mike Kelly Cracking Down on Scam Charities

April 18, 2018 - 6:00am
Stephanie Murphy and Mike Kelly

A bill from U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Penn., and U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., cracking down on fraudulent charities passed the U.S. House without opposition on Tuesday. 

Treasure Coast Leaders Fighting Brightline Will Testify In D.C. Thursday

April 18, 2018 - 6:00am
Brightline train vs. car in Boca Raton Feb. 14

Finally Treasure Coast citizens and their representatives who have been fighting a high-speed rail line they say will diminish the region's quality of life, will get their chance to testify at a hearing in the nation's capital.

Darren Soto's Bill Protecting Kissimmee River Clears House Without Opposition

April 17, 2018 - 11:15am
Darren Soto

This week, the U.S. House passed a measure from U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., placing the Kissimmee River additional ecological protections by having it studied under the federal National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

Florida Delegation Backs Airstrikes Against Syria

April 16, 2018 - 9:30am
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Marco Rubio and Ted Yoho

Members of the Florida congressional delegation weighed in after President Donald Trump authorized launching airstrikes against chemical weapons sites in Syria. France and the United Kingdom also took part in the airstrikes. 

Proactive 'Safe Water for Walton' Launches Website

April 13, 2018 - 2:15pm
Sky Pro Imaging

Safe Water for Walton, easily one of Florida's busiest nonprofits since it registered as a 501(c)4 less than six months ago, has already racked up an impressive list of successes. And now the group has introduced a website to give it a bulletin board and a community-friendly presence.

Florida Chamber: Sen. Kathleen Passidomo Is 2018 Most Valuable Legislator

April 12, 2018 - 10:00am

The Florida Chamber of Commerce has named Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, the 2018 Most Valuable Legislator (MVL), for her commitment to securing Florida’s future. The announcement and presentation of the MVL was made during the Florida Chamber’s Board of Directors Thursday morning meeting taking place in Palm Bay.

The Florida Chamber’s Most Valuable Legislator award is the business community’s premier legislative award honoring a single lawmaker for his or her outstanding legislative leadership and willingness to take a stand for free enterprise. 

Dennis Ross Retiring from Congress

April 11, 2018 - 10:45am
Dennis Ross

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., is not the only member of the House leadership to announce his retirement from Congress on Wednesday as a Republican congressman from Florida also said he was not seeking another term. 

U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., part of the House leadership as senior deputy majority whip, said on Wednesday that he will not seek a fifth term. 

Florida Primary Candidates Will Battle in a Straw Poll in Jacksonville on Saturday

April 10, 2018 - 9:00pm

This Saturday in Jacksonville, Ed Dean, the No. 1 statewide political radio talk-show host focused on Florida politics and a senior editor for Sunshine State News, will be on center stage for an early test of strength for Republicans and Democrats looking to win elections this year. 

HUD Sending $791 Million to Florida for Hurricanes Irma, Matthew Recovery

Cook Report: Florida has Five Competitive Congressional Races in 2018

April 6, 2018 - 9:45am

On Friday, a leading national pundit offered its take on this year’s congressional races and found no changes in any of the contests in Florida. 

The Cook Report shifted the odds in 13 races across the country in its latest look at House races but did not change any of the races in the Sunshine State. 

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