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Backroom Briefing: Patronis Plays It Close to the Vest

May 10, 2018 - 4:00pm

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis was expected to explain next week why he wants to jettison top state financial regulator Drew Breakspear.

Poll Gives Scott Edge in Senate Race

May 9, 2018 - 6:00am
Rick Scott and Bill Nelson

Gov. Rick Scott has an edge over Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson in this year’s U.S. Senate race, while large numbers of voters in both parties remain undecided on Florida’s next governor, according to a new poll.

Putnam, DeSantis Tout Their Conservative Credentials

May 7, 2018 - 6:00am
Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis

In their first joint appearance of the campaign, the two leading Republican candidates for governor Saturday night outlined a series of conservative stances on abortion, gun rights and education.

Congressional Races Crowded as Qualifying Ends

May 4, 2018 - 6:30pm
Stephanie Murphy and Carlos Curbelo

Democrats Kathy Castor and Lois Frankel won re-election to their congressional seats on Friday when no challengers filed before the close of a qualifying period for federal offices.

Report Shows Hurricane Irma Played Havoc with Florida's Job Growth

Chilling Start to School Safety Commission's Eight-Month Odyssey

April 25, 2018 - 6:00am
Nikolas Cruz, apprehended after he killed 17

Using a simple animation with colored dots representing students and staff, a homicide detective led a state commission on Tuesday through a stark reenactment of Nikolas Cruz’s alleged assault on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Commission Set to Begin Parkland Probe

April 24, 2018 - 6:00am
Andrew Pollack

A 16-member commission will begin Tuesday to review the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Broward County high school, looking into the circumstances of the crime, the background of the alleged shooter and recommendations to prevent future tragedies.

Ballot Proposals Range from Oil Drilling to Dog Racing

April 14, 2018 - 6:00am

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission will consider 12 ballot proposals when it meets next week. Each proposal must receive at least 22 votes from the 37-member commission to be placed on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

Weekly Roundup: Obscure, but Powerful

April 6, 2018 - 10:00pm

It’s almost showtime for the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, a somewhat-obscure but powerful group that can have a major impact on the state’s future.

The commission is obscure in the sense that it meets only every 20 years. But it is very powerful in its unique authority to place proposed constitutional changes before voters on the November ballot.

Commission Ready to Weigh 12 Ballot Proposals

April 5, 2018 - 10:00pm

From a ban on offshore oil drilling to new ethics standards for public officials, the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will consider a dozen ballot proposals for the November general election.

The commission’s Style and Drafting Committee on Thursday finalized the list, which includes 12 ballot proposals that incorporate 24 potential changes to the Florida Constitution. All of the proposals were initially endorsed by the commission.

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