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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.

57 Farmers Fire Back at Negron in His 'War' Against Everglades Ag

March 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

On the day before the 2017 Florida Legislature convenes, 57 Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) farmers used the occasion to deliver perhaps the strongest  letter of opposition yet to Senate President Joe Negron's plan for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. In both tone and content, the farmers  didn't mince words about how and who would be affected by 60,000 acres of farmland taken out of production.

Florida Voices React to Trump's Address to Congress

February 28, 2017 - 10:45pm
Brian Mast, Al Lawson and Tom Rooney

Florida congressmen reacted to President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday evening.

Galvano's Comprehensive Gaming Bill Now Ready for Prime Time

February 23, 2017 - 1:00pm

The Senate's comprehensive gaming package, Senate Bill 8, today passed the Committee on Appropriations and is ready to go to the Senate floor when the 2017 legislation begins March 7.

Negron Rolls Out His 9 Constitution Revision Appointees

February 15, 2017 - 6:30pm
Don Gaetz, Chris Smith and Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch

Florida Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart today appointed nine members of Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), four of them from the Treasure Coast.

SSN's Allison Nielsen to Participate in Media and Politics Panel at Florida Capitol

February 8, 2017 - 6:15pm

Sunshine State News reporter Allison Nielsen will participate in a media panel at the Florida Capitol Friday. The panel will be part of Leadership Florida’s “Connect Florida” Connect Day in Tallahassee. 

Landowners in EAA: 'We Are Not Willing Sellers'

February 6, 2017 - 4:30pm
EAA farmer John Hundley

Landowners in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) released a statement Monday saying emphatically they are not willing sellers of their private property to the government under Senate Bill 10.

It's Your Call: What Should Donald Trump Do First?

January 20, 2017 - 6:00am

President-elect Donald Trump waited only about two weeks after he was elected president to unveil his plans for his first 100 days in office, including proposals related to immigration, trade deals and defense policy.

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. 

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