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Florida Competes says anti-discrimination bill would boost state economy by $5B

Bills to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity would boost Florida’s economic output by more than $5

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Kevin Rader files resolution to oppose United Nations Security Council decision

Democratic Sen. Kevin Rader called on the Florida Senate officially oppose a United Nations resolution that would classify Israeli settlements

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David Smith starts Florida House run with $25K loan; David Santiago, Mike La Rosa raise $21K

Republican candidate David Smith has started his run for Florida House District 28 with a personal $25,000 loan to his

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Former Florida lawmaker charged with misusing campaign funds

Former Florida lawmaker Dwayne Taylor has been charged with wire fraud in an indictment that alleges he misused campaign funds.

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Enterprise Florida names Mike Grissom interim CEO

Enterprise Florida’s Executive Committee named Mike Grissom interim CEO Tuesday, a day after the embattled agency’s CEO abruptly resigned. Former

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Florida Senate convenes in Tallahassee, adopts compromise budget rules

The Florida Senate is in session. Senators convened at 9:30 with a prayer and the traditional singing of the national

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House Rules Committee votes to kill most economic-development programs

The House Rules committee voted, 15-3, Monday to kill state support for 23 economics development programs, including Enterprise Florida, but

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With role on the line, NCCI insists: We’re not ‘an evil empire unto itself’

The National Council on Compensation Insurance will take no position on a Senate bill that would require workers’ compensation carriers to

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Florida needs teachers, but high schoolers aren’t interested

As Florida legislators consider ways to get more high-achieving charter schools into the state, school districts have another concern: getting

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Richard Corcoran says philosophy, facts drive his EFI, VISIT Florida axe

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran made it clear Friday he is sticking to his drive to abolish Enterprise Florida Inc. and

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Rick Scott to court: Throw out Richard Corcoran’s Lottery lawsuit

Gov. Rick Scott‘s administration is asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran. A

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House Transportation and Tourism panel begins vetting member projects

The House Transportation and Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee began voting on nearly $500 million in member project bills Wednesday, as its

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Senate may balk at Rick Scott’s plan to hit hospitals over charity care

Gov. Rick Scott‘s proposal to cut Medicaid rembursment payments to profitable hospitals that stint on charity care may run into

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Lawyers for the state tell Senate committee they need pay raises, too

State attorneys and public defenders face off in court, but they agreed on one thing during a meeting Wednesday of

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‘Groveland Four’s” haunting 1949 injustice addressed in resolutions

Two South Florida lawmakers are hoping to get Florida to make some amends for one of the darkest moments of

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No matter the issue, Donald Trump knows a guy

President Donald Trump knows a guy. No matter what issue Trump is addressing, he seems either to know somebody with

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House panel approves new cause of action for abortion negligence

Legislation cleared a House committee Thursday to create a new cause of action for women who suffer injuries or emotional

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House budget panel weighs raids on trust funds, Visit Florida’s future

A House budget panel debated sweeping money from housing, transportation and economic development trust funds to meet spending cuts imposed

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Rick Scott accuses House leadership of playing politics on economic development

Gov. Rick Scott accused House leaders Tuesday of political posturing on Florida’s economic- and tourism-development programs. “It’s pretty clear. If you don’t

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Jeff Brandes: Legislature needs educating about flood risk

A state senator proposing legislagtion to mitigate flood risk said Friday that lawmakers in Tallahassee don’t fully appreciate the extent of

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Jeff Atwater delivers frank advice at Chamber’s Insurance Summit

Jeff Atwater delivered some frank advice Thursday when he warned insurers they need to present hard facts to the Legislature before

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Saying voter intent ‘ignored’ on medical marijuana, Tampa Bay Times is just plain wrong

The Tampa Bay Times is just plain wrong about something, and it has stuck in my craw for nearly a

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Bank moves on BBQ biz associated with Jacksonville councilor

Last week, Ameris Bank moved for a Summary Judgment against KJB Specialties, one of the troubled businesses associated with Councilwoman Katrina Brown (a

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Visit Florida defenders swarm Senate Appropriations Committee hearing

Tourism business owners flocked to a Senate committee room Thursday to plead the case for Visit Florida, the state’s embattled

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House subcommittee looks into state courts’ caseload backlogs

The percentage of the Florida Supreme Court’s caseload still pending after 180 days doubled after the U.S. Supreme Court upended

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