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Three Florida Republicans vote against budget deal

Three Florida Republicans vote against budget deal

WASHINGTON – Three Florida Republicans voted against the short-term budget deal while Democrats held the line in opposition.The GOP dissent came from Reps. Carlos Curbelo and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Miami, who objected to the lack of protections...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Florida Senate changes policy, but not rules, after sexual harassment saga

Florida Senate changes policy, but not rules, after sexual harassment saga

The Florida Senate, where incidences of a hostile work environment have spawned formal and informal complaints of sexual harassment and led to the resignation of a powerful state senator last month, on Thursday decided it was time to crack down.The S...
Updated: 7 hours ago
AG Pam Bondi: Weíre going to Ohio to reach a settlement with opioid makers

AG Pam Bondi: Weíre going to Ohio to reach a settlement with opioid makers

Pam Bondi has made cracking down on pill mills the cornerstone of two successful runs for Florida attorney general.But it wasn't until Thursday, after the crackdowns worsened an opioid crisis that now kills at least 15 Floridians a day, that she...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran asks DHS to investigate St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, Andrew Gillum

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran asks DHS to investigate St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, Andrew Gillum

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen asking the federal government to investigate St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum for what he called ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Florida's harsh driverís license suspensions draw Senate scrutiny

Florida's harsh driverís license suspensions draw Senate scrutiny

Chasing a national trend, the Florida Legislature is rethinking its long history of punitive laws that punish drivers for many offenses not related to driving.The Senate Transportation Committee Thursday approved a bill (SB 1270) that would in many c...
Updated: 10 hours ago
No special elections in Latvala, Hahnfeldt districts

No special elections in Latvala, Hahnfeldt districts

Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he will not set special elections to replace former Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, and the late Rep. Don Hahnfeldt, R-The Villages, leaving the seats open until November.Scott said he agreed not to hold special electio...
Published: 01/18/18
Ron DeSantisí campaign kickoff isnít where youíd expect

Ron DeSantisí campaign kickoff isnít where youíd expect

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis was raised mainly in Pinellas County, Dunedin, and now resides in Flagler County, Palm Coast. But when he formally kicks off his campaign for governor, it will be in Palm Beach County.DeSantis has scheduled a kickoff rally for ...
Published: 01/18/18
With Democrats like Bill Nelson opposed, Trump's NASA pick gets political

With Democrats like Bill Nelson opposed, Trump's NASA pick gets political

Despite strong opposition from Democrats, the White House and congressional Republicans are pushing President Trump’s nominee for NASA administrator, who on Thursday again was approved by a Senate committee by a narrow, party-line vote.Last yea...
Published: 01/18/18
Pals with Leo DiCaprio. Ex-mayor of glitzy Miami Beach. So why donít Florida voters know this guy?

Pals with Leo DiCaprio. Ex-mayor of glitzy Miami Beach. So why donít Florida voters know this guy?

Philip Levine's luxury coach was somewhere around Live Oak when his campaign began to hit potholes.More than 350 miles from the friendly confines of South Florida, the generator aboard the Democratic gubernatorial candidate's marble-laden tour bus be...
Published: 01/18/18
As Dreamers pressure Nelson, he waits on the House

As Dreamers pressure Nelson, he waits on the House

WASHINGTON – Dreamers have been pressuring Sen. Bill Nelson not to support a budget deal that excludes a legislative version of DACA, but the Democrat isn't saying what he would do."We haven't seen the bill yet," spokesman Ryan Brown said....
Published: 01/18/18