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TRINITY - State Sen. John Legg is returning his tickets for Pasco County's upcoming Reagan Day Dinner after party leaders shut down the prominent West Pasco Republican Club....
Gov. Rick Scott had a clean desk Monday – clean of bills, at least.
Two Republican governors are backing Gov. Rick Scott’s lawsuit against what he said is the federal government’s attempt to “coerce” the state into expanding Medicaid under Obamacare.
A Tampa Bay lawmaker who chairs a Senate education panel is objecting to his chamber’s formal recognition of the statewide teachers union’s head.
The Florida Supreme Court on Friday denied the Senate Democrats’ request to compel the House back into session, saying it would not “produce any beneficial result.”
In a letter that was hand-delivered Friday, the Seminole Tribe of Florida “renew(ed) its request” to negotiate a new agreement for the tribe to continue offering blackjack at its casinos.
The Florida House of Representatives says there are no substantive or procedural grounds to force it to come back into session, according to a court document filed Friday morning.
Florida’s Democratic senators took a short field trip to the state Supreme Court building Thursday, where they filed an emergency petition to force the House back into session.
A week after Gov. Rick Scott said he would convene a commission to “examine the revenues of Florida hospitals, insurance and healthcare providers,” his office released an outline that could guide that commission’s investigation.
With a $5 billion funding fight hanging over the Capitol, the House on Wednesday sent its members home, saying there was no more business to accomplish before the Friday official end to the legislative session.