Business promotion and politics par for Donald Trump’s golf tour

Donald Trump moved from hole to hole on his wind-swept Scotland golf course Saturday, not a club in hand but …

Florida campaign weekender, June 24-26

Qualifying week is over and the ballots are set in stone, but Florida’s 2016 electioneering industry is just getting underway. …

More than two dozen House members automatically re-elected

As of the close of business for the state Division of Elections, it appears candidates in some 29 state House …

Rick Scott passes over Charles McBurney for judgeship

State Rep. Charles McBurney has lost a bid for a Jacksonville-area judgeship, the victim of intense lobbying against him by the …

Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell challenging Anitere Flores in SD 39

It’s official: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell is running in Senate District 39. Mucarsel-Powell filed to run for the seat on Thursday, one …

Influence and Policy

Alan Abramowitz loses bid for circuit judgeship

The head of the state’s child advocate program has lost a second bid to sit on the judicial bench. Alan Abramowitz, executive …

Florida consumer confidence down for third straight month amid mixed economic news

Florida’s consumer sentiment is trending negatively for the third straight month, according to a University of Florida survey. Consumers’ confidence …

Tampa firm wins Lottery advertising contract

The Florida Lottery has awarded a lucrative advertising contract to PP+K, a Tampa-based advertising agency. The award, potentially worth tens …

Conservation group takes Marco Rubio to task, calls him ‘wrong for Florida’

Shortly after Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced he would run for re-election, the environmentalist group League of Conservation Voters …
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