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Scott: Florida Awarded More Than $50 Million to Fight Opioids

September 26, 2018 - 2:00pm
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott today directed the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to begin using a new federal grant to increase access to medication-assisted treatment, reduce opioid-related deaths and equip professionals with the necessary tools to combat the national opioid epidemic in Florida. 

SFWMD Board Passes Aggressive 2018-2019 Budget with Good News for Taxpayers

September 26, 2018 - 6:00am

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board on Tuesday approved the District's $813.9 million budget for fiscal 2018-2019, which begins Oct. 1.

Marco Rubio: Feds Need to Keep Focus on Puerto Rico's Recovery from Hurricane Maria

September 24, 2018 - 12:00pm
Marco Rubio

With last week marking the one year anniversary of Hurricane Maria slamming Puerto Rico, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., focused on recovery efforts last week. 

Andrew Gillum Ahead of Ron DeSantis; Rick Scott and Bill Nelson Tied in New Poll

September 24, 2018 - 9:00am
Andrew Gillum, Ron DeSantis, Bill Nelson and Rick Scott

A new poll released on Monday shows Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee, with the lead over former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., as Floridians look for a new governor while a key U.S. Senate race is tied. 

DCCC Names Mary Barzee Flores to 'Red to Blue' Program

September 21, 2018 - 10:15am
Mary Barzee Flores and Ben Ray Lujan

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is raising the stakes in South Florida, naming former Judge Mary Barzee Flores to its program for top prospects to defeat Republican incumbents. 

Thirsty Caloosahatchee Estuary Will Get More Fresh Water in the Dry Season

September 21, 2018 - 6:00am
Caloosahatchee River Estuary

The SFWMD Governing Board last week increased the minimum flow and level to the Caloosahatchee River from 300 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 400 cfs to further protect the estuary. 

Vern Buchanan Urges House Leadership Move Quickly to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

September 20, 2018 - 3:00pm
Vern Buchanan and Lois Frankel

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., is the latest member of the Florida delegation to call upon Congress to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Florida Realtors® PAC Stays Conservative, Embraces Its Slate of 2018 Candidates for State Office

September 19, 2018 - 4:45pm
Florida Realtors building

The Florida Realtors® PAC today released its endorsements for the 2018 general election, leaning conservative almost throughout the slate of state candidates.

Rick Scott, Andrew Gillum Lead in New Poll

September 19, 2018 - 11:15am
Rick Scott and Andrew Gillum

A new poll shows a slight edge for Gov. Rick Scott over U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in one of the most important Senate races in the nation while Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is ahead of former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., in the gubernatorial race. 

Lois Frankel Leads More than 100 House Democrats Calling for Delaying a Vote on Brett Kavanaugh

September 18, 2018 - 10:15am
Lois Frankel and Brett Kavanaugh

More than 100 Democrats in the U.S. House, led by a congresswoman from Florida, are calling on the U.S. Senate to delay confirmation votes on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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