Florida Politics

Rick Scott approves 5G wireless bill over League of Cities’ opposition

A 5G wireless technology bill that was vigorously opposed by the Florida League of Cities was nonetheless signed into law Friday …
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Rick Scott signs drone regulation bill

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday approved the Legislature’s “Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act,” which gives the state authority to regulate “personal …

Victor Torres jumps on Gwen Graham bandwagon

Orlando’s Democratic state Sen. Victor Torres has thrown his support behind former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham for governor. Torres is …

It’s official: Jimmy Patronis appointed as next CFO

Gov. Rick Scott made it official Monday, formally announcing former state Rep. Jimmy Patronis will serve as the state’s next …

Leon County GOP head calls Andrew Gillum ’embarrassing’

The chair of the capital area’s Republican Party is firing back after Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum ignited a …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

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Craft distillers to get fee break under new law

Craft distillers got another win in legislation approved by Gov. Rick Scott on Friday. The governor signed into law a wide-ranging bill …

Rick Scott signs bill updating state building code

Change is coming to the way the Florida Building Code is updated. Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill (HB 1021) …

Final rules set for House Speaker’s race voting

With just one week until freshman House Republicans are scheduled to vote for their leader, it appears lawmakers have agreed …
Zubaly, Amy

Personnel note: Amy Zubaly named new head of FMEA

Amy Zubaly has now gone from interim to permanent executive director of the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), and the first …
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