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Senate: Special Master Report on Latvala's Sexual Harassment Allegations 'Ready Next Week'

December 15, 2017 - 1:15pm
Jack Latvala

Tallahassee politicos await with bated breath the results of an investigation by the Senate Special Master into allegations of sexual harassment and groping by Sen. Jack Latvala, but they won’t have to wait much longer -- according to Senate spokesperson Katie Betta, the report will be available next week.

Negron Letter Pushes for a More 'Flexible' EAA Reservoir Footprint

December 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

In a letter to South Florida Water Management District Director Ernie Marks, Senate President Joe Negron Thursday expressed his concern that a preliminary model for the Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir called for in last session's Senate Bill 10 may have a too-limited footprint, which could set off more negotiations with the federal government and possibly delay Everglades restoration.

Brandes Files Bill to Keep Amazon Echo, Google Home Information Private

December 14, 2017 - 3:30pm

“Alexa, keep my personal information private.”

Florida Supreme Court Dismisses Suit Challenging Scott's Judicial Appointment Powers

December 14, 2017 - 12:00pm

The Florida Supreme Court sided with Gov. Rick Scott in a ruling issued Thursday for a lawsuit challenging the governor’s ability to appoint three new justices before he leaves office in 2019.

Appeals Court Tosses School Quality Lawsuit

December 13, 2017 - 2:15pm

Florida’s First District Court of Appeals has thrown out a sweeping lawsuit alleging Florida violated its own constitution by failing to provide funding for “high quality” public schools.

Et Tu, Latvala? Rick Scott Issues Executive Order to Combat Sexual Harassment in State Agencies

December 13, 2017 - 11:45am
Rick Scott

The halls of Tallahassee will no longer be a place where sexual harassment thrives -- at least that’s the goal of Gov. Rick Scott’s latest executive order to combat harassment in the workplace.

Jimmy Patronis Leads Money Chase Among Florida Cabinet Hopefuls

December 12, 2017 - 4:45pm
Jimmy Patronis, Jeremy Ring, Frank White, and Baxter Troutman

Republicans continue to lead the way in Cabinet fundraising, posting more impressive numbers than their Democratic counterparts (which are far and few between) as they continue to raise cash for their bids for a seat in the Florida Cabinet. 

Putnam, Levine Continue Fundraising Streaks Over Gubernatorial Opponents in November

December 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
Adam Putnam and Philip Levine

Florida’s gubernatorial candidates continued to mostly reel in the dough in November, stuffing their war chests as they prepare to head into the year which will decide their fates in Florida politics. 

Democrats? What Democrats? Voters Largely Unaware of 2018 Gubernatorial Nominees

December 11, 2017 - 4:15pm
Andrew Gillum and Gwen Graham

Orlando superattorney John Morgan left the Democratic Party last month, ending ongoing speculation he would be the party’s best shot at taking the governor’s mansion back in 2018. Despite having four declared candidates in the race, a new poll shows Democrats largely aren’t too hot on their options, hardly knowing who is running for the office next year.

Terrie Rizzo Blows Out Opponents, Wins FDP Chair Race

December 9, 2017 - 3:30pm
Terrie Rizzo

Palm Beach County executive committeewoman Terrie Rizzo has won the race to become the Florida Democratic Party’s next chair, the party announced in Orlando Saturday.


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