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Carlos Curbelo, Al Lawson Look to Protect Florida Agriculture With Trade Bill

October 3, 2018 - 1:00pm
Carlos Curbelo and Al Lawson

While the Trump administration has renegotiated NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, two members of the Florida delegation are looking to protect specialty growers in the Sunshine State. 

SSN to Publish JMI's 2018 Florida Constitutional Amendment Guide

October 1, 2018 - 6:00am

Starting Tuesday and for the next two weeks, Sunshine State News will run the 12 proposed constitutional amendments on the 2018 Florida ballot -- one amendment per day -- including an analysis of each initiative, as produced by The James Madison Institute.

Fired-Up Candidates Ignite Big Crowd at RPOF's Victory Dinner

September 29, 2018 - 11:45pm
Gov. Scott set the tone

It was a spirited night in Orlando for the Republican Party of Florida on Saturday, as the RPOF hosted its largest fundraiser of the year, the 2018 Victory Dinner at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

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).

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