Rick Scott yanks cop-killer case from Aramis Ayala, reassigns it

Gov. Rick Scott has used an executive order to pull the prosecution of alleged cop-killer Markeith Loyd away from Orlando’s

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Orlando State Attorney Aramis Ayala vows no death penalties

Saying she has concluded that Florida’s capital punishment laws are unjust for all, State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced Thursday she

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Val Demings, Darren Soto, Stephanie Murphy submit transportation list

Orlando’s three Democratic members of Congress, U.S. Reps. Val Demings, Darren Soto and Stephanie Murphy, have sent the White House

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Draft-Anna Eskamani for Orange Mayor movement draws Bob Poe backing

A social media campaign to draft Anna Eskamani to run for Orange County mayor is catching steam on Facebook and

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Darren Soto: Current GOP health care bill won’t pass

The current bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will never pass Congress in its current form, freshman

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Federal grant to provide $8.5 million to help Pulse victims

The U.S. Department of Justice is awarding an $8.5 million grant to help the victims of last June’s massacre at

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Jason Brodeur raises nearly $400K in 2020 Florida Senate bid, then gives $165K back

Republican state Rep. Jason Brodeur had a very, very good fundraising month in February in his campaign for Florida Senate

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Space Florida approves loan to get OneWeb factory under construction

With a $17.5 million, third-party loan arranged and approved Friday by Space Florida, OneWeb expects to begin construction of its

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Central Florida Expressway Authority to look closely at Split Oak Park highway proposal

Plans to push an extension of the Osceola County Parkway through an environmentally-sensitive Split Oak Forest Park are not yet

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Brevard County wins twice in pursuit of place on expressway board

Brevard County’s push to get onto the Central Florida Expressway Authority Board won almost simultaneous victories Thursday in a Florida

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Bill to name state road Arnold Palmer Expressway clears senate

The Florida Senate passed a bill to rename a section of State Road 408 in honor of Arnold Palmer Wednesday.

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Carlos Smith, Jeff Clemens introduce decriminalize pot bills

Orlando Democratic state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith and Lake Worth Democratic state Sen. Jeff Clemens want people to stop going

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NASA’s $19.5B plan headed for Donald Trump’s desk

President Donald Trump will get his first chance to signal his vision for space now that both houses of Congress

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Planned Osceola Parkway extension through park draws fire in Orange meeting

Osceola County Expressway Authority plans to run a new highway through an Orange County nature park drew strong fire Tuesday

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Protests at Marco Rubio’s office say focus is on access, not booting him

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio lost leases on his offices in Tampa and Jacksonville in part because of landlord’s impatience with

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Emily Bonilla clashes with other Orange commissioners over parks appointee

New Orange County Commissioner Emily Bonilla has to be getting used to being a kicked-around rookie on the Board of

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Rick Scott criticized for not mentioning LGBT community in State of State

Advocates blasted Gov. Rick Scott for failing to mention the LGBT community in his State of the State address, despite

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Victor Torres seeks to save call-center jobs

State Sen. Victor Torres has introduced a bill to force call center operators to give extended notices if they intend

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Fourth Democrat, Nicolette Springer, enters Orange County commission race

A fourth candidate has filed to run for the Orange County Commission’s District 4, with the entry of Lake Nona

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Donald Trump meets with 4th graders, private school leaders in Orlando

[The following is drawn from pool reports provided by Ted Mann, reporter for The Wall Street Journal.] Accompanied by U.S. Education

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This time, David Smith feels fully prepared as he seeks House District 28

David Smith does his homework; anyone who’s ever worked with him knows that. So as the former Marine colonel who

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Stephanie Murphy declares support for Puerto Rico to become state

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy declared on the floor of Congress Thursday morning that she would like to see Puerto Rico

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Augustus Invictus accuses Libertarian Party chairman, vows challenge

Former Libertarian Party U.S. Senate candidate Augustus Sol Invictus is accusing his national party chairman of collaborating with communists and

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Linda Stewart, Amy Mercado introduce bills to protect bears, their food and habitat

As state Rep. Amy Mercado declared Florida’s now annual black bear hunt as a “slaughter,” she and fellow Orlando Democrat

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Robert Bigelow tweets he wants his space stations in lunar orbit

If SpaceX founder and billionaire Elon Musk is preparing to send civilian space-tourist astronauts around the moon by the end

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