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Francis Rooney Wants to Ensure Feds Will Never Open Eastern Gulf for Oil Drilling

January 16, 2018 - 6:00am
Francis Rooney (Photo: Katie Klann/Naples Daily News)

Even while the Trump administration has agreed not to allow oil drilling off the coast of Florida, a congressman from the Sunshine State wants to make sure that pledge becomes law. 

Florida Voices Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 2018 - 2:00pm
Donald Trump, Adam Putnam, Marco Rubio, Al Lawson, Richard Corcoran and Gwen Graham

Florida politicians remembered the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday.

HUD Sending $83.2 Million to Florida Groups Helping the Homeless

January 11, 2018 - 4:30pm
Ben Carson

On Thursday, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it was sending $83.2 million to Florida to support 327 groups helping the homeless across the Sunshine State. 

Vern Buchanan Takes Over Tax Policy Subcommittee

January 10, 2018 - 4:45pm
Vern Buchanan

A congressman from Florida will have a big seat at the table as Congress tries to implement the tax reform bill it passed last month. 

Charlie Crist, Brian Fitzpatrick Want USDA to Add More Protection for Dogs

January 8, 2018 - 6:00am
Charlie Crist and Brian Fitzpatrick

With a year in Congress under his belt, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., is now turning his focus to animal rights issues, including serving in the Congressional Action Protection Caucus. 

Rod Blum, Charlie Crist Want Banks to Offer More Small Business Loans

January 4, 2018 - 7:15pm
Rod and Blum Charlie Crist

A freshman Democrat from Florida has paired up with an Iowa Republican to back a bill giving banks incentives to offer more credit to small businesses. 

Jeb Bush: Keep Jimmy Patronis as State CFO

January 4, 2018 - 6:30pm
Jeb Bush and Jimmy Patronis

On Thursday, former Gov. Jeb Bush announced he was supporting state CFO Jimmy Patronis’ effort to stay at his current post. 

2017: A Year in Cartoons

January 3, 2018 - 6:00am





1. You're Fired!


2. All the Single Ladies

Bill Nelson, Marco Rubio Introduce Resolution on Growing Crisis in Venezuela

December 21, 2017 - 8:15am

This week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio-- introduced legislation to address the ongoing political, economic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

Latvala Special Master's Report: Full Text Reproduced

December 20, 2017 - 6:00am
Ronald V. Swanson and the Florida Senate Chamber
Because the special master's "Report and Recommendation to the Florida Senate" was too large to add as an attachment to the Latvala news story on this page, Sunshine State News has copied and pasted it here in text form so readers can make their own interpretations:
Special Master
Ronald V Swanson
P.O. Box 14079
Tallahassee, Florida 32317



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