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Judge backs nursing home on death records

Ruling against the Florida Department of Health, a circuit judge Friday said an embattled Broward County nursing home is entitled …
Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis fundraising in Ft. Myers Saturday

Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis will be in Ft. Myers Saturday to raise money for his gubernatorial bid. The fundraiser …

Rick Scott, Bill Nelson head to Kissimmee to talk Puerto Rico

Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson – opponents in this year’s U.S. Senate election – both …

Court OKs open records exemption for insurance claim disputes

An appellate court on Thursday unanimously upheld a public records exemption covering the names and addresses of consumers who challenge …

Email insights: Rick Scott’s FRS actions ‘unethical and outright illegal’

Former Democratic state Senator and CFO candidate Jeremy Ring said in a Friday email that Gov. Rick Scott hasn’t been …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Fundraiser for Heather Fitzenhagen set for May 3

Republican Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen will hold a fundraiser benefitting her House District 78 campaign May 3 in Fort Myers. The …

Personnel note: Patti Brigham takes over League of Women Voters of Florida

Patricia “Patti” Brigham is the new president of The League of Women Voters of Florida, the organization announced Friday. Outgoing …

Teachers ask Legislature to revisit school funding amid special session talks

Gaming session or not, Florida teachers want legislators to reconvene to iron out school funding concerns. On Thursday the Florida …

Rick Scott announces 427 areas designated ‘Low Tax Opportunity Zones’ under new law

Gov. Rick Scott unveiled his administration’s recommendations of 427 communities across Florida designated as “Low Tax Opportunity Zones,” aiming to use …
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