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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. 

Miami Ranks 29th in Smoothing the Path for Immigrant Newcomers

September 18, 2018 - 6:00am
Citizenship Day panel in Miami

In a number of categories -- though certainly not all -- Miami is a good place for immigrants to feel welcome and to have an opportunity to experience the American dream, according to the findings of the first annual NAE Cities Index, a new national assessment of local integration policies and socioeconomic outcomes.

Brian Mast, Stephanie Murphy Get More Funds to Hire Disabled Veterans

September 17, 2018 - 10:15am
Brian Mast and Stephanie Murphy

U.S. Reps. Brian Mast, R-Fla., and Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., scored another win in their efforts to help more disabled veterans transition to the civilian workforce.  

Andrew Gillum Builds Lead Over Ron DeSantis in New Poll Thanks to Independents

September 14, 2018 - 11:15am
Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis

A new poll shows Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, holds the lead over former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., in Florida.

Bill Nelson, Rick Scott Running Close in New Poll

September 14, 2018 - 9:15am

A new poll shows a tight race between U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Gov. Rick Scott in one of the most closely watched Senate races in the nation. 

Gus Bilirakis Wants HHS to Balance Solving Opioid Epidemic With Patient Needs

September 13, 2018 - 3:00pm
Gus Bilirakis

This week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide more information about how to balance efforts to combat the opioid crisis with legitimate needs of patients. 

Charlie Crist's Proposal Adding Seat Belts to School Buses Takes on New Life

September 15, 2018 - 6:00am

Freshman U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., continues his fight to add seat belts to school busses as his proposal on the matter was rolled into another proposal. 

Andrew Gillum Holds Slight Lead on Ron DeSantis in New Florida Chamber Poll

September 12, 2018 - 3:15pm
Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis

A new poll shows a close contest as Florida voters decide who will take the place of term limited Gov. Rick Scott. 

Gov. Scott: Process for Replacing 3 Supreme Court Justices Must Begin Now

September 12, 2018 - 6:00am
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott, following past gubernatorial precedent, announced in prepared statement Tuesday that he has asked the nine-member Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) to begin the process to nominate highly qualified successors to fill the three upcoming vacancies on the Florida Supreme Court. 

Kathy Castor: Hillsborough County Public Schools Getting $1.4 Million from Feds for Helping Students from Puerto Rico

September 11, 2018 - 10:45am
Kathy Castor

Almost a year after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, displacing many families on that island, the Hillsborough County Public Schools will be reimbursed by the federal government for helping K-12 students displaced by that storm. 

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