Florida Politics

Haitian refugees get six-month extension, split reactions from advocates

Tens of thousands of Haitian refugees living in Florida received another six months to stay, news that some political leaders — …

Rick Scott sets special election dates to fill House seat being vacated by Jose Felix Diaz

South Florida voters will have more than one race on their ballot this summer. Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive …

Twitter leader says he’s ‘sorry’ for social media role in Donald Trump’s election

A co-founder of Twitter says he’s sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White …

Justices rejects Florida appeal over death penalty

The Supreme Court has left in place a lower court ruling that said imposing a death sentence in Florida requires …

Jose Felix Diaz to resign from House as part of SD 40 bid

Rep. Jose Felix Diaz is officially saying goodbye to the Florida House. The Miami Republican sent a letter to the …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Drug Free America Foundation wants marijuana Special Session

The Drug Free America Foundation is adding its voice to those calling for a Special Session on Medical Marijuana Implementation, according …

Personnel note: Laura Lenhart joins Frontier Communications

Laura Lenhart is joining Frontier Communications as its head of government and regulatory affairs for Florida, the company announced last …

Speaker’s race heads toward June 30 vote after weekend meeting

Freshman House Republicans are inching closer to picking their leader, holding a weekend caucus meeting to hear from candidates. A …
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Big-box chains, others make one last push for ‘whiskey & Wheaties’

Costco now is joining Wal-Mart, Target and others in one last push to get Gov. Rick Scott to sign a …
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Was it actually John Morgan who had financial conflicts in marijuana implementation?

John Morgan was at his Trumpiest earlier this month when he took to social media to savage his longtime aide-de-camp, Ben Pollara, …

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Takeaways from Tallahassee — Tobacco decision cheers one former judge

A U.S. appeals court ruling that federal law doesn’t bar smokers from using a landmark Florida Supreme Court decision from …

By the numbers, Adam Putnam’s campaign off to a successful start

Adam Putnam has now spent a week on the road after his launching a 10-day, 22-city bus tour through Florida, …

David Jolly takes a page from former President Selina Meyer

On Thursday, former U.S. Representative and lobbyist David Jolly emailed to express how “excited” he was to “announce the launch of Brighter …