Florida Politics

FDLE asks for $1 million in federal funding to assist Parkland law enforcement

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement requested $1 million in emergency funding from the U.S. Justice Department this week to …

Personnel note: Danielle Babilino joins Hard Rock in Florida

Danielle Babilino will become senior vice president of global sales and marketing for Seminole Tribe-controlled Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, the …

Bill Nelson slams Rick Scott for skipping town hall

Gov. Rick Scott’s absence from the CNN town hall on gun reform and his potential refusal to propose an assault …

Chris King: Legislature ‘cowardly’ for running from assault rifle ban

On the debate over assault rifle bans, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King believes the Florida Legislature is a bunch of cowards. …

Hookers and the House? Woman tells lawmakers their colleagues are ‘johns’

A House panel faced a shocking revelation Wednesday — that lawmakers may be soliciting prostitutes in the capital city. Melissa …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Easing drug trafficking mandatory minimums headed to Senate floor

Someone caught with oxycodone pills weighing at least 7 grams can be sentenced to a mandatory three-year sentence and fined …

State to require audits for 26 lobbying firms

The Joint Legislative Auditing Conference released on Thursday a list of 26 lobbying firms that were randomly selected for audits …

How 20 top lobbyists think legislative budget negotiations are proceeding

Will the 2018 Legislative Session end with a bang — a new state budget — or a whimper, in the form …

House vacation rentals bill clears Government Accountability Committee

The vacation rentals deregulation bill cleared its first stop in the Florida House of Representatives Thursday with a close approval …
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