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Politics

As Romney weighs ‘16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush

As Romney weighs ‘16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush

DES MOINES, Iowa – Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Scott touts plan to cut taxes on phone, cable, satellite TV

Scott touts plan to cut taxes on phone, cable, satellite TV

TAMPA — Gov. Rick Scott brought his budget road show to Tampa on Thursday, touting a 3.6 percent cut on communications services that will save the average customer about $43 a year.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Hogan’s Beach bows to complaints, pulls plug on dance music

Hogan’s Beach bows to complaints, pulls plug on dance music

TAMPA — The party at the end of the Courtney Campbell Causeway is over, at least for now.
Updated: 10 hours ago

Obama to seek to bust spending limits by $74 billion

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will ask Congress to boost government spending by roughly 7 percent above current limits, the White House said Thursday, setting up a certain clash with Republicans who insist that federal spending must be h...
Updated: 12 hours ago

Attorney general nominee defends Obama immigration changes

WASHINGTON — Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama today, even as she defended the president’s unilateral protections for...
Published: 01/28/15
Tampa area mayors tilt at windmill of Medicaid expansion

Tampa area mayors tilt at windmill of Medicaid expansion

ST. PETERSBURG — Though their cause appeared to hit a brick wall in Tallahassee, the mayors of the area’s three largest cities joined more than a dozen medical and business organizations Wednesday to push a project that would increase h...
Published: 01/28/15

Speaker says state House won’t consider Medicaid expansion this year

TALLAHASSEE — For the third year in a row, a Florida House speaker has closed the door on expanding Medicaid in the state even as a coalition of Florida businesses is joining traditional advocates for the poor in urging acceptance of federal d...
Published: 01/28/15
Scott’s $77 billion budget includes $673 million in tax cuts

Scott’s $77 billion budget includes $673 million in tax cuts

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott rolled out a $77 billion spending plan Wednesday replete with education spending and tax cuts, two of the issues he has focused on throughout his first term in office.
Published: 01/28/15
Joyner hammers Scott’s ‘arrogance’ over ouster of FDLE head

Joyner hammers Scott’s ‘arrogance’ over ouster of FDLE head

Arthenia Joyner, the Senate’s top Democrat, kicked off the annual Associated Press legislative planning session with a bang Wednesday, hammering Gov. Rick Scott for a “miserable lesson in bad government.”
Published: 01/28/15
Pentagon unit seeks technology to allow drones to work in unison

Pentagon unit seeks technology to allow drones to work in unison

Sarasota inventor Skip Parish envisions a future where swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles working in unison hunt targets like a wolf pack.
Published: 01/27/15
Updated: 01/28/15