Florida Politics

Bob Milligan vying to replace Jimmy Patronis on PSC

Former state Comptroller Bob Milligan has applied for the now-empty seat on the Public Service Commission vacated when Jimmy Patronis …

Hillary Clinton calling new book ‘What Happened’

Hillary Clinton is calling her new book “What Happened” and promising unprecedented candor as she remembers her stunning defeat last …

U.S. conservatism expands to final frontier: City hall

For decades, a well-funded conservative group has helped state lawmakers across the U.S. write legislation to rein in unions, expand …

Once a quick lube shop, now a marijuana dispensary

Arising from the shell of a former Super-Lube, Miami-based Knox Medical Thursday opened its first medical marijuana dispensary in the state’s …

Rick Scott ceremonially signs legislation to fight opioid abuse

Gov. Rick Scott joined local law enforcement and legislative officials Thursday to ceremonially sign a bill that brings stiffer penalties …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Cavalry already on its way to Jose Felix Diaz as RSLC commits $100K to SD 40 race

If you thought the GOP primary in the special election in Senate District 40 was expensive, wait until you see …

Gov. Scott proposes $30M for state law enforcement recruitment, retention

Gov. Rick Scott wants the state’s highway patrol troopers, wildlife officers and law-enforcement agents to get another pay raise. Scott …

Dorothy Hukill, Travis Hutson K-12 funding formula study

A pair of Republican state senators sent a letter to President Joe Negron Tuesday asking for a study of the …

Richard Corcoran announces 2018 leadership in House

In a Tuesday memo, House Speaker Richard Corcoran announced his leadership for the 2018 Legislative Session, including the committee weeks …
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