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Jose Felix Diaz lands job with Brian Ballardís lobbying firm

Jose Felix Diaz lands job with Brian Ballardís lobbying firm

Former state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz has landed a job with Brian Ballard's lobbying firm."We are thrilled to welcome Pepi to the firm, he brings a unique combination of integrity, experience and accomplishment that takes our Miami practice to new height...
Published: 01/16/18
Rubio introduces bill to fight foreign interference in elections

Rubio introduces bill to fight foreign interference in elections

WASHINGTON – Warning that the threat of foreign meddling in elections remains, Sens. Marco Rubio and Chris Van Hollen today introduced legislation outlining "severe consequences" for those actors, including Russia."We know Russia manipulated so...
Published: 01/16/18
Jack Latvala responds to latest accuser

Jack Latvala responds to latest accuser

Jack Latvala commentsWhen asked to respond to Laura McLeod's story, former Sen. Jack Latvala sent this in a text message to the Times/Herald:"This story is a rehash of material already reported at the time of release of the Special Master's report."I...
Published: 01/16/18
Mario Diaz-Balart refuses to discuss Trumpís slur

Mario Diaz-Balart refuses to discuss Trumpís slur

Miami Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart continues to duck questions about President Trump's incendiary "shithole" remark, insisting it would not be helpful to Dreamers."This is a president that said things differently than clearly I would say them," Diaz...
Published: 01/16/18
Florida Legislature has many hurricane issues to consider

Florida Legislature has many hurricane issues to consider

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Storms are a major priority on the Florida Legislature's agenda this year following Hurricane Irma's rampage across most of the state. Lawmakers will consider proposals ranging from making evacuations more efficient to helpi...
Published: 01/15/18
Updated: 01/16/18
Bill Nelson raised $2.4 million in last quarter, campaign says

Bill Nelson raised $2.4 million in last quarter, campaign says

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bill Nelson raised about $2.4 million in fourth quarter of 2017, his campaign said Monday, and has $8 million cash on hand.The Democrat "received more than 30,600 contributions from more than 21,500 individual donors during th...
Published: 01/15/18
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President Trump visits Trump golf course

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President Trump visits Trump golf course

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump's first stop Monday was Trump International Golf Club, apparently beginning the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with golf rather than the charitable service the slain civil rights leader's family ha...
Published: 01/15/18
Calling Trump a racist and liar, Frederica Wilson says sheíll boycott his speech

Calling Trump a racist and liar, Frederica Wilson says sheíll boycott his speech

WASHINGTON – Rep. Frederica Wilson says she'll will not attend President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address, citing his "recent racist and incendiary remarks about Haiti and African nations."The Miami Democrat, who earlier fought w...
Published: 01/14/18
Updated: 01/15/18
Opioids, wildfires, PTSD among Florida Cabinetís legislative priorities

Opioids, wildfires, PTSD among Florida Cabinetís legislative priorities

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Attorney General Pam Bondi wants new laws to protect people who report sexual misconduct; Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam wants to make sure the state is prepared for a higher-than-normal risk for wildfires; and Chief F...
Published: 01/14/18
Florida unlikely to mandate work for Medicaid, officials say

Florida unlikely to mandate work for Medicaid, officials say

TALLAHASSEE — While the Trump administration signaled willingness to allow work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries, the Florida Legislature is unlikely to move ahead with such a mandate this year.House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'La...
Published: 01/14/18