Florida prison chief: State losing corrections staff to ‘Wal-Mart,’ creating insecurity in system

More than three-quarters of Florida’s corrections officers have less than two years’ experience. In some state prisons, a single CO

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Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone involved in hit-and-run

Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone says a car he was riding in this week in Florida was struck by a

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Constitution Revision Commission to hold first meeting

The Constitution Revision Commission has launched a website and announced an organizational meeting next Monday. The meeting will be 2-4

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Florida Supreme Court rules sex is sex, no matter who’s doing it

A law that requires someone with HIV to notify a potential sex partner beforehand applies to same-sex relationships as well as

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School recess, in disarray statewide, to become uniform under Senate bill

In the decades before tablets and standardized testing wormed their way into primary and secondary schools, school playgrounds were a

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Winners and losers in Donald Trump’s first budget plan

Military spending would get the biggest boost in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. Environmental programs, medical research, Amtrak and an

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Florida House Democrats demand Rick Scott speak up on CBO’s scoring of GOP health care plan

Since the Congressional Budget Office said the Republican health care plan would raise the ranks of the uninsured by 14 million people

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Online poll finds majority of Floridians want ACA expansion, oppose GOP proposal

A majority of Floridians would like to expand the Affordable Care Act, or keep the law as is. Nearly three-quarters

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House committee advances lobbying ban; impeachment power for attorneys, public defenders

Florida lawmakers advanced two key pieces of legislation through the House Thursday, including one to lengthen the period before elected

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Rick Scott launches TV ad taking aim at ‘politicians in Tallahassee’ over tourism, jobs

The fight between Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida House is continues to heat up, with the governor taking to

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Report: Brian Mast linked to Florida company under investigation by federal regulators

Rep. Brian Mast has been linked to a Florida marketing company under investigation by federal regulators, according to POLITICO. World

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House GOP health bill facing fresh House committee test

The White House and Republican leaders are talking to rank-and-file lawmakers about revising the GOP health care overhaul, hoping to

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Two formerly troubled teens now represent Florida agency as model adults

Two young adults were honored by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Wednesday for the lives they left behind, and

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Kathy Castor one of six Democrats calling on EPA IG to probe potential conflicts of interest with Scott Pruitt

Tampa Representative Kathy Castor is one of six Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee who reached out to the

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Citizens Insurance buying back $300 million in catastrophic coverage

Citizens Property Insurance Corp. can buy back some $300 million in reinsurance against a catastrophic storm because the risk of

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Florida adds nearly 17K private sector jobs in February

Florida added 16,800 private sector jobs in February, says national payroll firm ADP, which raises the state’s workforce to 7.34

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Joe Gruters says he’s a long shot for CFO position, but appreciates the mention

Sarasota Republican Party Chairman and House District 73 Representative Joe Gruters said on Wednesday that he’d be a “long-shot” to be selected

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Bill to revamp community college system sparks mission debate

A Florida Senate bill aimed at making what all involved said was a great community college system even better opened a

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Ophthalmologists ‘disheartened’ by House advancing bill for optometrists to practice surgery

Cary Pigman, the Avon Park Republican and emergency care physician who chairs the Health Quality Subcommittee. Optometrists enjoyed a narrow

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Mexico Consul, ACLU, Civil Rights groups blast immigrant crime bill

The Consul of the Mexican Consulate in Orlando and several groups blasted a Florida senate bill Wednesday that would make one

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Brian Mast, Carlos Curbelo call for ‘American innovation’ on climate change

A group of Republican members of Congress including U.S. Reps. Brian Mast and Carlos Curbelo have introduced a climate change

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Sean Shaw and Darryl Rouson attempt to deal with Florida’s ban on voting rights for ex-felons on the front end

Under current Florida law, those who are convicted of any felony lose the right to vote, the right to sit

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Report: Gwen Graham transfers $250K to state political committee

Former Rep. Gwen Graham appears to be laying the framework for a 2018 gubernatorial bid. POLITICO Florida reported Tuesday that

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Illeana Ros-Lehtinen turns thumbs down on GOP health care plan

As conservatives mount pressure on Republicans in Congress to support the GOP health care plan, more moderate U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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Bill to require high-school students to take financial-literacy courses advances in Florida Senate

A proposal by Port Orange Republican Dorothy Hukill to require high-school students to take a half-credit of instruction in personal financial

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House Speaker Richard Corcoran making good on transparency, accountability promises

House Speaker Richard Corcoran began his two-year speakership in November by promising a “transformational leap” in government accountability and transparency.

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Richard Corcoran gets nod for dedication to term limits from U.S. Term Limits

House Speaker Richard Corcoran has been honored for his commitment to term limits. U.S. Term Limits announced this week that

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Law enforcement officials say that Anitere Flores bill to mandate civil citations for juveniles still ‘a non-starter’ for them

There are a number of bills floating in the Florida Legislature this year that deal with criminal justice reform, but

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