Senate committee passes bill allowing free state park access to foster families

Legislation requiring the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to give free access to the state’s parks for foster families was

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Bill to allow Florida PSC to grant utilities the ability to invest in natural gas reserves advances in Senate committee

Florida Senators unanimously passed a proposal Tuesday in a committee that would allow electric utilities to invest in natural-gas reserves and recoup

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Proposal to make Secretary of State an elected Cabinet position advances in Florida House

On Monday, a House committee advanced legislation that could result in a 2018 constitutional amendment asking Floridians to make Secretary of State an

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Florida doesn’t need an elected secretary of state, or agriculture commissioner

It would tax the imagination to come up with anything that Florida needs less than to elect a secretary of

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Legislation that would make Florida’s Secretary of State an elected position advances

Historically, the Secretary of State in Florida was elected by the public, but that changed in 1998, when constitutional changes

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Bring on the orange juice: Denise Grimsley schedules breakfast fundraiser for March 7

It’s never too early in the day to start fundraising. Sen. Denise Grimsley is scheduled to hold a fundraising reception

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Senate Appropriations votes 14-2 to OK gambling bill, now cleared for Senate floor

A wide-sweeping gambling bill is now ready to be heard by the full Senate when the 2017 Legislative Session kicks

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Bill to make Miami-Dade County Sheriff an elected position advances in Florida Senate

A bill sponsored by Miami Republican Frank Artilles that would bring back the position of an elected mayor position in

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Impressive roster of GOP state leaders lineup for Ed Hooper Tallahassee fundraiser

Clearwater Republican Ed Hooper is assembling an impressive number of high-profile state lawmakers for a Tallahassee reception next month. Hooper,

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House panel to discuss changing how nursing homes that accept Medicaid are paid

Nursing homes that accept Medicaid could see changes in how they are paid in the coming fiscal year, but exactly

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Aaron Bean revives bill proposing elected Secretary of State

There may be one more statewide office for Florida voters to select the occupant of soon. Senate Joint Resolution 882,

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Aaron Bean files bill focused on nursing home Medicaid reimbursement rates

Industry advocates said a Senate proposal filed this week could change the way nursing homes that accept Medicaid are paid

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Florida Senate bill expands definitions, penalties for terrorism

Senate Bill 476, filed Tuesday in the Florida Senate by Jacksonville Republican Aaron Bean, amends and expands existing statute regarding

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Bill to expand juvenile civil citations raises questions on officer discretion

A bill to set up a civil citation program for juveniles statewide advanced Monday through a Florida Senate committee. However,

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Julie Jones says prisons need higher pay to stop ‘churn in the hiring’

Turnover of staff at Florida’s prisons is so high that a substantial majority of guards in some prisons have less than

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Duval Delegation elects Jay Fant new chair, Aaron Bean vice-chair

The Duval County Legislative Delegation selected a new chair and a new vice-chair on Wednesday, during a meeting in Jacksonville.

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Northeast Florida Senators to feature heavily on Appropriations Committee

Northeast Florida Senators Aaron Bean, Rob Bradley, Audrey Gibson, and Travis Hutson all have new committee assignments. And happily for Northeast Florida, the first

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Packed agenda for Duval Delegation meeting Wednesday

The Duval County Legislative Delegation has a lot of new faces and a crowded agenda in front of it on

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New Duval Delegation members face a learning curve

Last March, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and members of the Duval Delegation convened at Jacksonville’s city hall, to discuss “what

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‘Victory Lane’ reveals division between Marco Rubio, Northeast Florida Republicans

The most notable thing about Sen. Marco Rubio‘s last visit to Northeast Florida as a 2016 candidate: one last illustration of

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Northeast Florida pols stump for Donald Trump, urge draining the swamp

While there might be some areas in which supporting Donald Trump is a liability for Republican politicians, Northeast Florida is not

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Northeast Florida recovers from Matthew, awaits comprehensive federal help

As Hurricane Matthew becomes a memory, yet another addition to the pantheon of tropical weather events that affected Northeast Florida,

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In the SD 18 race, Dana Young faces the challenge of her political career

After it was revealed last month that Mosaic had withheld information for weeks about the massive sinkhole at their New Wales facility

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Push for ‘Erin’s Law’ begins in Jacksonville

The first annual ‘Champions for Child Safety’ luncheon from the Monique Burr Foundation saw a series of people honored for their

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Aaron Bean discusses Donald Trump debate debacle

Outside of the Drudge Report poll, most observers agree that Monday night’s debate was an inauspicious performance for GOP presidential

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