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Florida Chamber says Ron DeSantis, Adam Putnam in ‘virtual tie’

Recent polls have shown U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis rocketing ahead of Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in the Republican primary for …

Where will candidates for governor be today?

From a Democratic get-together in Punta Gorda to meet-and greets in Jacksonville, candidates for governor will spend this weekend connecting …

State Attorneys: Frank White ‘unfit to serve’

A group of Republican state attorneys have deemed Florida Attorney General candidate Frank White “unfit to serve” after a series of …

Adam Putnam committee spends more than $2.7M

A political committee that plays a key role in Republican Adam Putnam’s gubernatorial campaign spent $2.73 million during a recent …

Committee opposing greyhound-racing ban posts middling finance report

The political committee looking to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment to ban greyhound racing in Florida brought in just $6,644 …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

House races moved to November after write-in withdraws

A Republican primary for an open state House seat has been moved to the November general election after a write-in …

State divvies up performance money for colleges

Florida’s 28 state colleges will receive $60 million in performance funding during the academic year that started this month. The …

Lawmakers grudgingly OK more money for marijuana regulators

The Legislature opened the state’s wallet again Thursday, granting a request from the state’s medical marijuana regulators for another $13 …

Judge slated to hear House qualifying dispute

Updated Thursday — Forges dropped out of the primary while facing an approaching court hearing on opponent Eskamani’s lawsuit claiming he was a fake …
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