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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 …

Phil Levine says his business background ‘scares’ GOP

Democratic gubernatorial nominees Philip Levine and Chris King spoke before their largest audiences to date in the Tampa Bay region …

Gwen Graham at women’s march: ‘We need a woman’ in governor’s mansion

Against the backdrop of a sea of people marching for women’s rights in Miami, the lone female gubernatorial candidate said …

‘#1 Conservative’ Ron DeSantis to kick off gubernatorial campaign next week

Rep. Ron DeSantis, a Congressman representing St. Johns, Flagler, and Volusia Counties, will kick off his gubernatorial campaign next week. And …

Pam Bondi: O.J.’s “first wise decision in a long while”

Attorney General Pam Bondi offered a little backhanded compliment to O.J. Simpson, as the former guest of Lovelock Correctional Center has reportedly …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

House budget will soon take shape

The House Appropriations Committee is expected to sign off next week on a proposed 2018-2019 budget, with the spending plan …

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 …
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Legislation: Bullied kids could transfer to private school

A contentious bill that would expand the state’s school voucher system to allow children who are bullied to use tax …

House eyes potential tax cuts

A further reduction in a business-lease taxes, lifting sales taxes on diapers and aircraft and holding sales-tax “holidays” were among …
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