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Terrie Rizzo Leads Pack in FDP Chair Race

December 8, 2017 - 6:45pm
Alma Gonzalez, Terrie Rizzo and Stacey Patel

A change is coming to the Florida Democratic Party this weekend, with the clock ticking until state Democrats select a new leader Saturday to carry the party into 2018.

Latvala's Gubernatorial Campaign Takes Financial Hit After Sexual Harassment Allegations

December 8, 2017 - 11:30am
Jack Latvala

Sen. Jack Latvala may still be serving as a state lawmaker, but the allegations he sexually harassed and groped six women seem to have had repercussions on his gubernatorial bid. Last month, the Clearwater Republican’s committee reported only one donation, the slowest month for Latvala in quite some time. 

Gillum Trashes Putnam as 'Racist' for Opposing Sanctuary Cities

December 7, 2017 - 6:15pm
Andrew Gillum and Adam Putnam

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is pulling the race card against Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam for not supporting sanctuary cities, which limit their cooperation with federal immigration policies and serve as a "safe haven" for undocumented immigrants, possibly shielding them from deportation.

Gwen Graham Pushes for Ethics Overhaul Against Sexual Harassment in Tallahassee

December 7, 2017 - 2:15pm
Gwen Graham

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham says it’s high time for Tallahassee to crack down on ethics, unveiling a series of proposals Thursday which she says will put the state’s capital city in check.

Bill to Permanently Expand Bright Futures Heads to Senate Floor

December 6, 2017 - 4:15pm

A bill to permanently expand Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarship Program successfully made its way through its third and final committee stop Wednesday, inching the proposal one step closer to becoming law in the Sunshine State. 

Lawmakers Seek to Make Texting and Driving Primary Offense

December 6, 2017 - 12:00pm

Put down those cell phones -- texting and driving could become a primary offense under a new proposal up for consideration during this year’s legislative session.

Florida Democrats Call for Jack Latvala to Resign Amidst Sexual Harassment Allegations

December 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
Jack Latvala

Florida Democrats are finally weighing in on Jack Latvala’s sexual harassment scandal rocking the Florida Capitol, calling on the Clearwater Republican to leave Tallahassee for good and resign.

Senate Committee Shoots Down Church Carry, Open Carry Bills

December 5, 2017 - 5:30pm

A series of bills designed to expand gun owners’ rights in Florida are headed towards the legislative boneyard after the Senate Judiciary Committee sent them packing Tuesday, shooting them down with a bipartisan vote.

Terrie Rizzo Reels in Endorsements for FDP Chair

December 5, 2017 - 1:00pm
Terrie Rizzo

The race to become the next chair of the Florida Democratic Party continues to heat up, with one of the candidates -- Terrie Rizzo of Palm Beach -- announcing a slew of supporters endorsing her to take over next weekend.

JEA Privatization 'In Line' with Lenny Curry's Goals for Jacksonville

December 4, 2017 - 5:15pm

The Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) could be making a transition to privatization in a deal insiders say would greatly make utilities more affordable to customers -- and it’s likely the move could find some of its biggest support from Jacksonville mayor Lenny Curry. 


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