Florida Politics

Florida congressmen want more than a 3-day Red Snapper fishing season

There are 365 days in calendar year 2017, but for 362 of those days, it will be illegal for individuals …

Rick Scott: Florida GDP continues to outpace national growth rate

Florida’s gross domestic product grew by 3 percent last year, outpacing both the national rate of 1.5 percent and the …

Marco Rubio, Sen. Chris Coons introduce bill to enhance college opportunity for low-income youth

Sen. Marco Rubio has teamed with his colleague Sen. Chris Coons to introduce re-introduce legislation designed to help low-income and …

Rick Scott gets $178M serving of Florida TaxWatch ‘budget turkeys’

Thanksgiving is six months away, but Friday is “turkey” day for Gov. Rick Scott. Florida TaxWatch, the nonpartisan government watchdog …

Florida GOP operative, blogger teamed up with Guccifer 2.0 for hacking dump

Political hacking wasn’t limited to just the Democratic National Committee in 2016; Florida was also part of the act. Last …

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Memorial Day Weekend brought to you by these lobbyists and associations

Summertime is here — well, almost. While Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the country’s …

Gobble, gobble: It’s turkey time at Florida TaxWatch

Florida TaxWatch is offering its annual serving of “budget turkeys” 11 a.m. Friday at the group’s downtown headquarters on Bronough …

Rick Scott names John Tupps communications director

John Tupps is heading back to the Governor’s Office. Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that Tupps would be returning to …

Rene Garcia: ‘The people of Miami-Dade County … cannot wait any longer’ for signature bridge

Sen. Rene Garcia is weighing in on a multi-million dollar bridge project planned for South Florida, telling the Florida Department …
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Criticism of Trump budget proposal to grow upon his return from overseas President Donald Trump presented his budget proposal to …

Why is Bill Nelson still silent on outrageous comments by Sally Boynton Brown?

Much has changed during Bill Nelson’s tenure as an elected official. As National Republican Senatorial Committee Communications Director Katie Martin …