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Lenny Curry Powers to Victory in Jax, No Runoff Needed

Despite a four-candidate field and a bitter race, Mayor Lenny Curry easily won re-election Tuesday. The former chairman of both the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) and the Duval County GOP took 58 percent of the vote, leaving fellow Republican Anne Brosche a distant second with 24 percent.
 

Senate President Bill Galvano's Comments on Opening Day of the 2019 Legislature

Florida Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, offered the following comments Tuesday as part of his address to the Senate marking the opening day of the 2019 Legislative Session.
 
“In many ways, when we convene in this hallowed chamber, we are building the future. While this session may only last for two months, the work we do may affect millions of Floridians for years to come.
 

DeSantis Touts Florida's Strong Business Climate to New York Financiers

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued the following statement Thursday after giving financial leaders assurances that Florida is an attractive landing spot for new business and expansions.
 

DeSantis Announces Plan for Prescription Drug Importation Program

Gov. Ron DeSantis traveled to The Villages on Wednesday to announce his commitment to create a prescription drug importation program for Florida. The program will offer access to FDA-approved prescription drugs that have been imported from Canada, allowing the drugs to be sold to Floridians at a much lower cost. The governor was joined at the announcement by House Speaker Jose Oliva, Rep. Ray Rodrigues and Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew.
 

Jonathan Satter Named Secretary of the Department of Management Services

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday the appointment of Jonathan Satter to serve as the secretary of the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS). 

Expect an Early Spring

Just before 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Punxsutawney (puhnk-suh-TAW'-nee) Phil emerged from his burrow in Pennsylvania at sunrise and didn't see his shadow. Nearly the same series of events unfolded about 300 miles (483 kilometers) to the east, where Staten Island Chuck's handlers also revealed the same prediction.

Sen. Rick Scott Prepares for a Two-Day Trip to Puerto Rico

Sen. Rick Scott announced Friday that he will travel to Puerto Rico on Sunday and Monday to discuss ongoing efforts to rebuild and recover following Hurricane Maria. Last week Scott filed an amendment to provide an additional $600 million in disaster recovery funding for Puerto Rico.

Sen. Rick Scott: If Democrats Refuse to Negotiate in Good Faith, President Trump Should Act

Sen. Rick Scott held a media availability Thursday to discuss Congress’ negotiations to keep the government open, secure our border, and provide adequate disaster relief funding for Florida and Puerto Rico. Scott is urging President Trump to use his end border security and find a permanent solution for DACA and TPS if Congressional Democrats refuse to act.

Herald Rips Shalala, Mucarsel-Powell for Cozying Up to Maduro and Castro Sympathizer Danny Glover

"What were they thinking?" asks Camille Gallo, regional press secretary of the National Republican Congressional Committee. 

South Florida Congresswomen Donna Shalala and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell were ripped apart Wednesday by the Miami Herald for posing in a picture with known Maduro and Castro sympathizer, Danny Glover. 

Come Monday, Jimmy Buffet's Still Living Down His National Anthem Clown Act

Really? A mic-drop after botching the National Anthem? What was Jimmy Buffet thinkng?

Pardon me if I take this moment away from Sunshine State News to join the cascade of football fans who took to Twitter Sunday to express their disgust at "Margaritaville" legend Buffet for his offensive dramatics in New Orleans before the start of the Saints-Rams football playoff 

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