Florida Politics

‘Rooney out’ — Tom Rooney not running for re-election

Saying it is time to leave his seat and serve Florida in the future in a “different capacity,” U.S. Rep. …

Rick Scott will skip CNN town hall, workshop student safety instead

Gov. Rick Scott will not attend a CNN-hosted town hall discussion with students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, their family …

Richard Corcoran puts more money behind new immigration tv ad

House Speaker Richard Corcoran is doubling down on his tough-on-immigration talk with a new television ad that calls for more …

League of Women Voters urges gun ban amendment, Carlos Beruff dismisses it

The League of Women Voters of Florida led a coalition of groups responding to last week’s Parkland mass shooting by …

Support builds for Florida GOP mega-donor’s ultimatum on assault weapon ban

On Monday, Al Hoffman repeated his claim on CNN that he will withhold raising any more money for Republican candidates …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Slavery memorial could be poised for approval

After the proposal received unanimous support in the House, the Senate this week is expected to take up a bill …

Marc Dunbar in line to join Citizens board

Marc W. Dunbar, the Tallahassee-based lawyer and gaming lobbyist, likely will become the next member of Citizens Property Insurance Corp.’s …

Florida Carry says it’s not behind Adam Putnam’s concealed carry language

A leading gun-rights activist on Friday said his group didn’t draft controversial language on concealed weapon licenses (CWLs) in a bill backed …

Lizbeth Benacquisto named to RLCC Executive Committee

Republican state Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto has been named to a nationwide committee dedicated to helping GOP candidates win seats in state …
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