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Supreme Court to Decide If Car Can Be Weapon

March 24, 2018 - 6:00am

In a case stemming from the death of a man after an altercation in a bar, Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office Friday urged the Florida Supreme Court to uphold a ruling that a car can legally be considered a weapon.

Scott Signs Bill Targeting Opioid Addiction

March 19, 2018 - 12:45pm

Saying it is critical to “stop the addiction in the beginning,” Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed a high-profile bill designed to prevent patients from getting hooked on powerful opioids.

Voters Support Making It Harder to Raise Taxes, Poll Says

March 14, 2018 - 9:30am
Richard Corcoran, Rick Scott and José Javier Rodríguez

Backed by Gov. Rick Scott and other Republican leaders, a proposed constitutional amendment that would make it harder for the Legislature to raise taxes and fees appears to have broad voter support, a new poll shows.

Ten Big Issues in the 2018 Legislative Session

March 12, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Florida House and Senate ended the 2018 legislative session Sunday by passing a budget and a tax-cut package for the upcoming year. The session became dominated in February by the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County. That led to a massive debate about how to improve school safety and whether to revamp the state’s gun laws.

Botched Police Action Leads to Overturned Murder Conviction

March 7, 2018 - 1:30pm

A Manatee County murder conviction was overturned Wednesday because police interviewed the defendant in a hospital psychiatric ward without an attorney present.

Weekly Roundup: Budgets and a Bombshell

FPL Customers to Avoid Irma Costs after Tax Changes

January 16, 2018 - 7:30pm

Florida Power & Light said Tuesday that savings from the federal tax overhaul will allow it to avoid billing customers for the $1.3 billion cost of restoring electricity after Hurricane Irma.

Proposed Tourist Tax Changes Draw Debate

January 10, 2018 - 7:45pm
Despite objections from parts of the tourism industry, House members Wednesday began moving forward with a bill that would allow local tourist-development taxes to be used for projects such as adding roads or expanding sewer and water systems.
 

FPL Delays Plan to Recoup Irma Costs

January 3, 2018 - 8:00pm

After saying in October it expected to collect an estimated $1.3 billion, Florida Power & Light has put on hold a plan to bill customers for the costs of restoring electricity after Hurricane Irma.

Brown Asks Appeals Court for Prison Reprieve

January 2, 2018 - 4:30pm
Corrine Brown

Slated to report to prison Jan. 29, former Congresswoman Corrine Brown is asking a federal appeals court to allow her to remain free while she continues to fight her conviction on charges related to a charity scam.

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