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PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Rick Scott’s Full Flop on oil drilling

PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Rick Scott’s Full Flop on oil drilling

Gov. Rick Scott met with a member of President Donald Trump’s administration and struck a deal to remove Florida from a list of states proposed for more offshore oil drilling."As a result of our interest in making sure that there’s no drilling here, ...
Published: 01/15/18
Trump’s visits increase terrorism risk, Florida County says

Trump’s visits increase terrorism risk, Florida County says

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to South Florida make the area a high-risk target for terrorism, one that justifies more money from the federal government, Palm Beach County’s top law enforcement agency says.The Palm ...
Published: 01/13/18
PolitiFact Florida: What to know before the start of the 2018 legislative session

PolitiFact Florida: What to know before the start of the 2018 legislative session

The opening day of Florida’s legislative session on Tuesday marks the beginning of jam-packed schedules, long committee meetings and impassioned rallies at Florida’s Capitol.The session moves fast, with just 60 days for lawmakers to pass a budget and...
Published: 01/08/18
The Buzz: Florida’s political winners and losers of the year

The Buzz: Florida’s political winners and losers of the year

Heading into the mother of all Florida election years, it’s time to bid 2017 goodbye with our year-end list winners and losers in Florida politics.A strong case could be made that Florida voters were the chief losers, given all that we’ve learned abo...
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Tallahassee reels after Latvala scandal. Capital wonders: more to come?

Tallahassee reels after Latvala scandal. Capital wonders: more to come?

TALLAHASSEE — Southern charm and small-town sensibility have long belied this city’s status as the capital of the third-largest state in the country. But these days, Tallahassee is engulfed in explosive, career-ending accusations of sexual misconduct...
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PolitiFact Florida: Did President Trump break a promise to Florida’s Haitian population?

PolitiFact Florida: Did President Trump break a promise to Florida’s Haitian population?

With Election Day 2016 approaching, then-candidate Donald Trump traveled to Miami to earn the support of a group of Haitian-Americans."Whether you vote for me or you don’t vote for me, I really want to be your greatest champion, and I will be your ch...
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PolitiFact Florida: Does Andrew Gillum want to make Florida a sanctuary state?

PolitiFact Florida: Does Andrew Gillum want to make Florida a sanctuary state?

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is using the controversial topic of sanctuary cities to drum up Republican support in his bid for governor.At a campaign stop in Jacksonville, Putnam warned voters that one of his Democratic opponents want...
Updated one month ago
Amid reports of rapes, beatings, cover-ups, grand jury to probe juvenile justice abuses

Amid reports of rapes, beatings, cover-ups, grand jury to probe juvenile justice abuses

Disturbed by stories about the rape of teens by supervisory staff, a pandemic of sometimes savage force, brutal beatdowns ordered by youth care workers and policies that permit the hiring of violent offenders, Miami-Dade’s state attorney wants to kno...
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Poll: Are tougher penalties in Florida for texting while driving a good idea?

Poll: Are tougher penalties in Florida for texting while driving a good idea?

Florida lawmakers are considering making driving while texting a primary offense, so that law enforcement can pull you over if they see you do it. While current state law allows for fines of $20, it doesn’t allow for any points assessed to a driver’s...
Updated one month ago