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Cargo and Cruise Continue to Grow at Florida Seaports

Lawmakers Complete 2017 Broad-Based Tax Relief Package

May 9, 2017 - 6:00am

Florida's promised 2017 tax relief package, House Bill 7109, Taxation, passed the Senate at the 11th hour Monday, with Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland taking the lead role.

So Far, So Smooth for Budget Allocation Process

April 27, 2017 - 2:45pm
Joe Negron and Richard Corcoran

Dissension? None here, say Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran. The two chamber leaders issued joint statements Thursday as they agreed to allocations totaling a near $83 billion state budget for fiscal 2017-2018.

Sunshine State News' Kevin Derby to Talk State and National Politics with Greg Penglis on WEBY

April 12, 2017 - 6:00am
U.S. House members exit the Capitol Thursday.

Kevin Derby from Sunshine State News will be on the air on Wednesday morning with Greg Penglis from 1330 WEBY in Northwest Florida to focus on state and national politics.  

Sunshine State News' Allison Nielsen to Talk Legislative Issues, Governor's Race with WEBY

April 9, 2017 - 9:00pm

Sunshine State News reporter Allison Nielsen will be on the air Monday morning with Greg Penglis from 1330 WEBY in Northwest Florida talking Amendment 2, Stand Your Ground and the already intense governor's race in the Sunshine State. 

Trump Launches Military Strike on Syria, Florida Politicians React

April 6, 2017 - 10:30pm

The United States began pushing back on Bashar al-Assad through a series of airstrikes on military bases in Syria late Thursday evening. 

Coalition: AOB Fraud and Abuse in Florida Demands Solution This Session

April 6, 2017 - 6:15pm
Thursday's Consumer Protection Coalition press conference

The Consumer Protection Coalition spared no words at an elaborate press conference before the Florida House Thursday, calling on lawmakers to protect state consumers and pass meaningful reforms to end Assignment of Benefits (AOB) abuse in the Sunshine State.

Eleventh-Hour Rewrite Alters Senate Bill for Everglades Reservoir

April 5, 2017 - 6:00am

Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, on Tuesday filed an amendment to Senate Bill 10, Water Resources, that he and Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart say "furthers the goal of reducing and eventually eliminating harmful discharges from Lake Okeechobee." 

Senate Passes Comprehensive Gaming Legislation; House Version Right Behind

March 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

As expected, the Florida Senate on Thursday passed Bill Galvano's Senate Bill 8, Gaming. The House gaming bill is also expected to pass in a matter of days.

It's Your Call: Optometrists vs. Ophthalmologists

March 29, 2017 - 6:30pm

Optometrists are now among the largest donors to political causes in Florida, according to state tax filings.



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