Florida Politics

Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll endorses Baxter Troutman for Agriculture Commissioner

Former Florida Rep. Baxter Troutman, a Winter Haven Republican, was endorsed by former Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll Monday in …

Initiative that would restore felons’ voting rights qualifies for 2018 ballot

Florida is home to more than 1.5 million citizens who can’t cast a vote in elections unless granted clemency by …

‘Like’ this: Supreme Court will soon be on Facebook Live

There will be more ways to watch the Florida Supreme Court when it revs up Facebook Live broadcasts this week. The court …

Jeremy Ring’s book on Yahoo! years debuts today

CFO candidate and former state Sen. Jeremy Ring’s book, “We Were Yahoo!” detailing the rise and fall of one-time dot …

Supreme Court rejects 10 death penalty appeals

The Florida Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by 10 Death Row inmates, including a man scheduled to be executed …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Brightline could face nearly $350M safety improvement tab

Brightline, the high-speed passenger train now running between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, could have to spend about $349 million …

Richard Corcoran: No predictions on gambling legislation this year

House Speaker Richard Corcoran won’t give an over-under for chances of success for comprehensive gambling legislation this Session. When asked …

House to consider advanced birthing centers, alternative to pricey hospital childbirth

Facing rising costs of childbirth in the United States, a pair of Florida lawmakers are offering expectant mothers at minimal …

Greg Steube, Heather Fitzenhagen push bills to help franchise owners

Sarasota Sen. Greg Steube and Fort Myers Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen, both Republicans, are sponsoring bills this year that aim to …
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