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Bank Rejects Candidate's Money Because of Medical Marijuana

August 21, 2018 - 6:00am

Wells Fargo shut down the campaign account of a candidate seeking a seat on the Florida Cabinet because she took contributions from lobbyists representing the medical marijuana industry, according to records provided by Democrat Nikki Fried on Monday.

Weekly Roundup: 'We Aren't the Enemy'

Greene, Levine Hammer Each Other over Donald Trump

August 16, 2018 - 2:15pm
Jeff Greene and Philip Levine

It’s the norm for Republicans to paint themselves as the Trump-iest of candidates in GOP primaries.

Weekly Roundup: Silly Season Turns Toxic

August 10, 2018 - 2:15pm
Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis

Slinging possums, eating corn dogs and navigating putrid waters --- all in the dog days of summer --- are just a few of the extremes Florida candidates are going to as they try to emerge victorious at the ballot box.

Chewing Gum Heir Sinks Money into Medical Marijuana

August 8, 2018 - 6:00am
William 'Beau' Wrigley Jr.

The Wrigley fortune was built on its domination of the chewing gum market, but an heir to the confectionery dynasty is investing millions in an industry that not so long ago had a far less wholesome reputation.

Ruling Rejects Limits on Medical Marijuana Businesses

August 7, 2018 - 6:00am

In a ruling that could have a revolutionary impact if it stands, a Tallahassee judge has found a law limiting the number of medical marijuana operators in Florida runs afoul of a constitutional amendment approved by voters two years ago.

Weekly Roundup: Turn out the Lights?

August 3, 2018 - 3:00pm
Ron DeSantis

Thousands of red-hatted fans braved the heat and the rain to crowd into a Tampa arena this week, greeting President Donald Trump with a raucous welcome and boosting the political fortunes of Trump acolyte Ron DeSantis.

Fireworks Light Up Final Democratic Gubernatorial Debate ... if Only Briefly

August 2, 2018 - 11:00pm

With one candidate equating this year’s election to the Normandy battle and another proclaiming it “the most important election in Florida’s history,” five Democrats seeking to succeed Gov. Rick Scott briefly took off the gloves Thursday night in their last onstage matchup prior to the Aug. 28 primary.

State Goes Along with Early Voting Ruling

August 2, 2018 - 6:00am

Secretary of State Ken Detzner has told a federal judge the state will comply with an order that struck down a policy barring early voting sites on college and university campuses.

Judge Weighs Records Dispute in FIU Bridge Collapse

July 31, 2018 - 3:30pm
FSU bridge collapse, March 15, 2018

A Tallahassee judge is set to decide by the end of the week whether records related to a deadly bridge collapse at Florida International University must be released to the Miami Herald.

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