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Gus Bilirakis' Proposal to Ensure Student Veterans Not Penalized by Colleges, Universities Gains Momentum

June 25, 2018 - 6:15pm
Elizabeth Warren, Gus Bilirakis and John Boozman

A Florida Republican’s proposal to make sure veterans are not financially penalized by colleges and universities as they wait for their federal education benefits is gaining traction on Capitol Hill. 

Marco Rubio Helps Shape Appropriations Bills on Capitol Hill

June 25, 2018 - 6:00am

Towards the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., scored a win when the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, on which he sits, passed bills with several provisions the Florida Republican championed. 

Adam Putnam Endorsed by Conservative Florida Family Action

June 20, 2018 - 5:45pm
Adam Putnam and John Stemberger

One of the leading social and religious conservative groups in Florida threw its support behind Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam to be the Sunshine State’s next governor.

Jay Fant Ends AG Bid, Will Seek OFR Post

June 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
Jay Fant

State Rep. Jay Fant, R-Jacksonville, ended his bid for the Republican nomination to replace term limited Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to apply to serve as Commissioner of the Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR). 

Medical Marijuana Advocate Nikki Fried Enters Agriculture Commissioner Race

June 18, 2018 - 6:00am
Nikki Fried

Lobbyist Nikki Fried has entered the Democratic primary to be Florida’s next agriculture commissioner, launching her bid on Monday and showcasing her support for medical marijuana. 

Tom Garrett, Stephanie Murphy Get Bill Helping Drug Addicted Infants Through House

June 18, 2018 - 6:00am
Tom Garrett and Stephanie Murphy

Last week, the U.S. House overwhelmingly passed a bill from U.S. Reps. Tom Garrett, R-Va., and Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., ensuring states have plans ready to help infants born dependent on drugs. 

Carlos Curbelo: Leave Marijuana to the States

June 16, 2018 - 6:00am
Carlos Curbelo

U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., continued his efforts to ensure marijuana policy is left to the states.

Feds Sending $32.4 Million to Help JAXPORT

June 11, 2018 - 12:30pm

On Monday, the federal government doubled down on its support of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) as it announced that it was sending $32.4 million to the First Coast to continue its deep dredging efforts. 

Al Lawson's Bill Honoring James Weldon Johnson's Birthplace in Jacksonville Clears House

June 11, 2018 - 11:30am
Al Lawson and James Weldon Johnson

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., scored a win as the U.S. House passed his proposal to make the birthplace of civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville a national landmark

Val Demings' Proposal to Ensure DHS Funds Aren't Used to Arm Teachers Gains Steam on Capitol Hill

June 9, 2018 - 6:00am

U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., scored a win this week as the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee passed her bill ensuring that federal funds to fight terrorism will not be used to arm teachers. 

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