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.
Gus Bilirakis' Proposal to Ensure Student Veterans Not Penalized by Colleges, Universities Gains Momentum
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., continued his efforts to ensure marijuana policy is left to the states.
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.
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
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.