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USDA Still Predicts 78-Year Low for 2017-2018 Orange Season

January 12, 2018 - 3:45pm

Florida’s citrus industry continues to struggle nearly four months after Hurricane Irma swept through the state and caused billions of dollars worth of damage -- and state officials are begging the federal government for money to help farmers recover.

Florida House Passes Bill Banning Sanctuary Cities

January 12, 2018 - 3:15pm

The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill to ban sanctuary cities in Florida, a top priority for House leadership during the 2018 legislative session.

Republican, Democratic Lawmakers Trash Trump Comments on Haiti and African Countries

January 12, 2018 - 3:00pm
Richard Corcoran, Daphne Campbell, Donald Trump and Rick Scott

Florida politicians slammed slurs President Donald Trump allegedly made to a group of lawmakers in Washington Wednesday about Haiti and other African nations, reportedly calling them “shithole countries” while talking about immigration.

John Morgan Rules Out Independent Run for Governor

January 12, 2018 - 8:00am
John Morgan

Orlando superattorney John Morgan won’t be running for governor after all. 

Senate Passes Permanent Expansion of Bright Futures Scholarship Program

January 11, 2018 - 4:45pm

A bill to expand a statewide scholarship program for Florida college students sailed through the Florida Senate on Thursday.  

Senate Committee Passes Bill Banning Child Marriages

January 11, 2018 - 1:30pm

Believe it or not, child marriage is technically still legal in Florida -- but a new bill weaving its way through the Florida Legislature this session would increase the age requirement to get married in the Sunshine State, effectively ending child marriages altogether. 

As Scandals Abound, Florida Senate Seeks Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training

January 11, 2018 - 1:00pm

The Florida Senate is requiring lawmakers to take mandatory sexual harassment training fresh off of months of controversy surrounding state senators accused of sexual harassment and misconduct in Tallahassee. 

Bill Limiting Opioid Prescriptions Passes House Subcommittee

January 10, 2018 - 6:15pm

A bill to limit opioid prescriptions to a three-day supply began weaving its way through the Florida House, passing the House Health Quality Subcommittee on Wednesday.

Homesharing Hypocrisy? Vocal Airbnb Foe Philip Levine Hosts Campaign Event at Airbnb Home

January 10, 2018 - 5:45pm

It’s been less than a year since Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine gathered his city workers and political allies for a rally against popular homesharing site Airbnb, but with a bid for governor in mind, time has apparently healed all wounds -- or given Levine amnesia -- when he held a campaign event at a home in Jacksonville which also doubles as an Airbnb home.

Bill Banning Anabolic Steroids in Greyhound Racing Passes House Subcommittee

January 10, 2018 - 2:45pm

A bill to ban anabolic steroids in Florida greyhound racing is one step closer to becoming law in the Sunshine State. On Wednesday, the House subcommittee on Tourism and Gaming passed HB 463 after a lengthy debate over the safety and humane treatment of greyhounds in the racing industry.


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