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Florida House Approves Constitutional Amendment Raising Bar for Tax Hikes

January 25, 2018 - 5:15pm

The Florida House of Representatives handily passed a resolution for a constitutional amendment requiring two-thirds of the Legislature’s approval before increasing taxes and fees on Floridians late Thursday afternoon.

Tallahassee Judge Hears Arguments in Smokable Medical Marijuana Case

January 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

A Tallahassee judge heard arguments over whether or not Floridians should be allowed to smoke medical marijuana on Thursday, kicking off a controversial case between pro-medical pot advocates and state attorneys who say smoking shouldn’t be allowed. 

House Committee Advances School Carry, Church Carry Bills

January 24, 2018 - 2:15pm

Floridians could start carrying concealed guns in public schools and in churches if two new bills make their way through the Florida Legislature this year.

Florida To Receive $13 Million Grant to Help Displaced Puerto Ricans Find Jobs

January 24, 2018 - 12:45pm

Florida will be receiving millions of dollars from the federal government as part of a grant program to help Puerto Ricans dislocated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria find work in the U.S. 

Senate Committee Passes Bill Banning Texting While Driving

January 23, 2018 - 7:45pm

Florida senators advanced a measure to make texting while driving a primary offense in Florida on Tuesday but lawmakers expressed concerns over possible police abuses as a result of the new proposal.

Florida Voters to Decide on Restoring Felon Voting Rights on 2018 Ballot

January 23, 2018 - 1:30pm

Come November, Florida voters will determine whether or not to restore voting rights to 1.5 million registered felons across the state. 

Senate Committee Passes 'Hope Scholarship' Bill for Victims of Bullying

January 22, 2018 - 6:00pm

A bill to give scholarships to Florida students being bullied is weaving its way through the Florida Capitol, passing through the Florida Senate Education Committee Monday afternoon.

RNC to Bill Nelson: 'What Was the Point' of Government Shutdown?

January 22, 2018 - 3:30pm
Bill Nelson

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is drawing criticism for his about-face on shutting down the federal government, with conservative groups questioning why, exactly, the Florida Democrat voted against keeping the government open late Friday evening, all to wave a white flag and vote to reopen federal operations by Monday afternoon.

Ron DeSantis Plans South Florida Gubernatorial Campaign Kickoff

January 22, 2018 - 12:30pm
Ron DeSantis

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis will officially kick off his campaign for Florida governor in South Florida next week.

Unemployment Rate Increases to 3.7 Percent in December

January 19, 2018 - 10:30am
Rick Scott

Florida’s unemployment rate creeped up slightly during the month of December, according to the latest data from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.  


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