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Jeff Clemens Resigns after Admitting Affair with Tallahassee Lobbyist

October 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
Jeff Clemens

In a whirlwind 24 hour timespan, incoming Senate Minority Leader Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, resigned from office Friday after reports swirled he had been caught in an extramarital affair with a Tallahassee lobbyist.

Dangerous Bedfellows: Jeff Clemens Caught in Affair with Tallahassee Lobbyist

October 27, 2017 - 12:15pm
Jeff Clemens

Florida’s incoming Senate minority leader finds himself in hot water after admitting to an affair with a Tallahassee lobbyist, coating the state Capitol in intrigue and scandal well before next year’s legislative session has begun.

Philip Levine to Make Gubernatorial Announcement Next Week

October 27, 2017 - 11:00am
Philip Levine

The already-crowded Florida gubernatorial field could become a little bit fuller next week as Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine ponders a bid to run for the state’s highest office. 

Trump Declares Opioid Crisis Public Health Emergency

October 26, 2017 - 2:45pm

President Donald Trump is officially declaring the growing opioid crisis a “public health emergency,” amplifying the status of a problem taking the lives of thousands of Americans each year. 

House Leaders Push Bill to Ban Secret Government Contracts

October 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
Richard Corcoran, Matt Caldwell and Ralph Masullo

In an effort to promote what he calls “transparency,” House Speaker Richard Corcoran and House lawmakers are pushing legislation to abolish trade secret laws keeping information about economic development contracts with the state from the public eye.

With 2018 On the Horizon, Scott Launches $2 Million Ad Campaign

October 25, 2017 - 5:15pm
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott may not be an official candidate for the U.S. Senate yet, but that hasn’t stopped him from dumping a few million dollars into a new ad campaign highlighting his work on Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. 

Senate Budget Committee Weighs Florida's Role in Hurricane Maria Recovery

October 25, 2017 - 12:45pm

The storm may be over, but recovery is still a long road ahead -- and state lawmakers now have to grapple with how, exactly, Florida will help its Puerto Rican neighbors get back on their feet after Hurricane Maria.

Rick Scott Looks to Poach Chicago Businesses to Florida

October 24, 2017 - 4:45pm
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott will head to the Windy City for an economic development mission, hoping to lure Chicago-area businesses to the Sunshine State this week.

Senate Rejects Additional Funding for Florida Hurricane Recovery Efforts

October 24, 2017 - 1:30pm

The U.S. Senate gave the preliminary go-ahead for a $36.5 billion disaster relief package on Tuesday, but financial aid for one of the hardest hit areas -- Florida’s agriculture industry -- was left out of the measure. 

Post-Irma, Utility, Gas Companies Advance Hurricane Preparedness Efforts

October 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

Florida has come a long way since the busy 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons. With 24 named storms hitting the Sunshine State between the two years, power companies — and Florida — had a lot to learn.


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