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House Committee Passes Bill to Ban Texting While Driving

January 9, 2018 - 4:30pm

Distracted drivers beware: a bill making texting while driving a primary offense in Florida passed its first House committee on Tuesday. 

Joe Negron: 'Zero Tolerance' for Sexual Harassment in Florida Senate

January 9, 2018 - 12:45pm

While his chamber still reels from the loss of two of its members due to sexual misconduct, Senate President Joe Negron told lawmakers Tuesday they would be turning over a new leaf and starting a new chapter -- one that doesn’t include sexual harassment in the halls of the Florida Capitol.

Scott's Final State of State: Florida Must Do More to Cut Taxes, Fight Sexual Harassment in Tallahassee

January 9, 2018 - 12:15pm

Rick Scott made an appeal to promote pro-business policies and vowed to fight sexual harassment during his final State of State address to the Florida Legislature as state lawmakers returned to Tallahassee to convene the 2018 legislative session on Tuesday. 

Corcoran Vows to Fight Tax Hikes, Protect Bullied Children in Opening Address

January 9, 2018 - 11:30am

House Speaker Richard Corcoran said his chamber is a force to be reckoned with, calling the Florida House of Representatives the “storm” in the Florida Legislature while setting up a potential battle with the governor over the state’s annual budget for 2018.

U.S. Supreme Court Leans Towards Florida in Water Wars Case

January 8, 2018 - 5:30pm
Apalachicola Bay

The battle between Florida and Georgia over the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system flooded into the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, where judges heard arguments from both sides in the five-year old case.

AIF Unveils Pro-Business Legislative Priorities for 2018 Session

January 8, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Associated Industries of Florida unveiled its top priorities for Florida businesses during this year’s legislative session on Monday.

Gwen Graham Forks Over $1,200 to Rick Scott for Hollywood Nursing Home Records

January 8, 2018 - 2:15pm

Former U.S. Rep. and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham says it’s high time Gov. Rick Scott coughs up public records related to the untimely deaths of 14 seniors in a Hollywood Hills nursing home last September.

RPOF Taps Kathleen King as RNC National Committeewoman

January 6, 2018 - 2:00pm
Kathleen King

The Republican Party of Florida has selected a new committeewoman to represent Florida on the national Republican stage. 

Ron DeSantis Jumps into Florida Governor’s Race

January 5, 2018 - 9:00am
Ron DeSantis

After months of swirling speculation, U.S. Rep. DeSantis is officially running for Florida governor. 

Lawmakers to Watch during the 2018 Legislative Session

January 3, 2018 - 3:45pm
Rick Scott, Bill Galvano, Richard Corcoran and Byron Donalds

The cast of characters changes every year in Tallahassee, but the eyes narrow on a select few politicians each legislative session.

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