Florida Politics

White House bars major news outlets from gaggle

News organizations including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and POLITICO were blocked from joining an informal, …

Supreme Court won’t hear FPL’s Turkey Point nuke project appeal

The Florida Supreme Court has declined to hear Florida Power & Light Co.’s appeal of a lower court ruling blocking …

Workers’ comp judge tossed from case over comment caught on open microphone

A state appeals court removed a workers’ compensation judge from a case Friday after he was caught on a hot …

Fear grips Latino communities in Florida as deportations increase

There is palpable fear amongst the undocumented community after the Department of Homeland Security issued new memos that gives U.S. officials …

TripAdvisor: Florida has 7 of top 10 beaches

Seven of the top 10 beaches ranked as the best in the nation by a travel-ratings website are in Florida. …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Senator seeks probe into whether lobbyist Lisa Miller posed as ‘concerned citizen’ during call

Sen. Kevin Rader is asking Gov. Rick Scott to investigate whether Tallahassee lobbyist Lisa Miller posed as a “concerned citizen” to mislead …

State begins process of issuing medical marijuana ID cards

Florida health officials who oversee the medical marijuana program have started processing identification card applications for patients and caregivers. The …

House panel would allow interest payments on noneconomic verdicts

Insurance interests are up in arms about a House committee’s approval of a bill that would allow plaintiffs to recover …

VIDEO: Lawmakers, supporters speak out on school recess

Sen. Anitere Flores, Rep. Rene “Coach P” Plasencia, and a throng of “recess moms” spoke with reporters Thursday in support of …
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