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Weekly Roundup: Preparing for the Power Shift

December 15, 2018 - 6:00am
Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott

With the November elections rapidly disappearing in the rearview mirror, Tallahassee this week started to turn to its attention to the future.

Will Lawmakers Address Florida's 'Tremendous Infrastructure Deficits'?

December 15, 2018 - 6:00am
Rob Bradley

Florida Senate leaders said this week they are open to the possibility of borrowing money to pay for infrastructure needs, including education projects.

Scott Will Serve Out His Full Term as Governor

December 5, 2018 - 6:00am
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday he will serve out his full second term under an arrangement that will lead to a five-day delay in the Republican joining the U.S. Senate next month.

Florida Pension Fund Will Keep Gun Investments but Urge Manufacturers to Act Responsibly

December 4, 2018 - 6:00am

Florida has joined a coalition of major pension funds and investment companies that have adopted a set of principles aimed at encouraging gun manufacturers and retailers to act responsibly.

NAACP Calls for Reopening Supreme Court Nominations

December 1, 2018 - 6:00am

The state NAACP demanded Friday that the nomination process for three appointments to the Florida Supreme Court be reopened after a list of 11 nominees did not include any African-Americans.

DeSantis Has List of 11, Vows to Choose Three Conservative Justices

November 28, 2018 - 6:00am

With a chance to create a solid conservative majority on the Florida Supreme Court, Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis on Tuesday received a list of 11 nominees to fill three upcoming vacancies on the state’s highest court.

Weekly Roundup: All Eyes on Florida

November 17, 2018 - 6:00am
Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis

With flashbacks to the 2000 presidential election, Florida was again ground zero this week for a vote recount with national implications.

DeSantis Win Paves Way for Conservative Court

November 7, 2018 - 3:45pm
Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis’ narrow win in Tuesday’s election for governor will bring an unprecedented expansion of conservative Republican power in Tallahassee.

Scott, Nelson Locked in 'Toughest' Campaign

November 3, 2018 - 6:00am
Rick Scott and Bill Nelson

Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson are heading into the final days of the most-expensive Senate race in Florida history, with the campaign characterized by a relentless barrage of negative advertising.

Through mid-October, Scott, the outgoing Republican governor, had raised about $69 million for his Senate campaign, according to the Federal Elections Commission. Nelson, a Democrat seeking his fourth term in the Senate, had raised $28 million.

Early Voting Success Means Florida Might Have Escaped 2012's Long Lines at the Polls

November 2, 2018 - 6:00am
Some in Miami-Dade waited more than 5 hours to vote in 2012

A lengthy ballot was one of the factors that caused long election-day lines in 2012, when Florida voters faced 11 proposed state constitutional amendments.

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