Florida Politics

Florida Congress members react to GOP health care plan defeat

As U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was gathering his conference and then announcing the failure of the Republican …

Donald Trump blames Democrats for health bill’s failure

The Latest on an effort in Congress to pass a health care bill (all times local): 4:30 p.m. President Donald …

Speaker Paul Ryan says the nation will be ‘living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future’

Speaker Paul Ryan says the nation will be ‘living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future’ In a humiliating setback, President …

Alcee Hastings seeks to extend protected status for Haitians

Democratic U.S. Rep Alcee Hastings, joined by both Florida U.S. senators and seven South Florida members of Congress, is calling …

Bill Nelson, bipartisan Florida Congress members urge drilling ban in Gulf

Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has pulled together a bipartisan group of Florida congressmen to sign a letter urging the …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Cary Pigman charged with early morning DUI

State Rep. Cary Pigman faces a misdemeanor drunk-driving charge in St. Lucie County after a traffic stop late Thursday, according …

House releases timetable for voting on its proposed state budget

The House will vote on a state budget on April 13, if all goes according to plan. The Appropriations Committee …

American Medical Association sides against optometrists in Florida Eyeball Wars

The nation’s largest association of physicians is the latest group to come out against a bill at the center of …

House Speaker: Rick Scott’s focus on Enterprise Florida is misdirected

Gov. Rick Scott should spend less time talking about Enterprise Florida, and more seeking reform of the workers compensation system …
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Carlos Beruff already playing calendar games with Constitution Revision Commission

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Legal notices system still needs to be reformed

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Questionable practices, fraud, hidden costs: The dark side of Florida’s solar industry

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