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77% of Florida voters now back medical marijuana ballot initiative

A medical marijuana amendment continues to have strong support throughout Florida, according to a new poll. The survey — conducted by …

Ethics complaint filed against Ritch Workman

A Cocoa Beach man has filed an ethics complaint against state Rep. Ritch Workman. The complaint — filed by Ronald Thomas July …

Rick Scott, Pam Bondi headed to Fort Myers after teen club shooting

Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi said they are meeting with Fort Myers-area law enforcement Monday after a nightclub …

Personnel Note: Terry Parker named provost of Florida Poly

Terry Parker has been named the new provost of Florida Polytechnic University, effective Sept. 1. President Randy K. Avent announced the appointment …

Mike Huckabee endorses Matt Gaetz for Congress

Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and twice a GOP presidential candidate, has endorsed Matt Gaetz for Florida’s 1st Congressional District. The …

Influence and Policy

Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements — both on and off — the legislative merry-go-round. On …

Florida’s jobs agency gives checks to departing employees

Amid a major shakeup pushed by Gov. Rick Scott, the Florida agency responsible for luring jobs to the state is …

Losing side in worker’s comp case appeals to U.S. Supreme Court

An injured South Florida nurse who unsuccessfully challenged the state’s workers’ compensation system now wants the U.S. Supreme Court to …

Brazilian scientists ID common mosquito as a Zika source

Brazilian researchers said Thursday that they have found that another species of mosquito is able to transmit the Zika virus …
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On Friday, the Florida Realtors PAC made its endorsements for the 2016 election cycle. There are more than 400 candidates who have …

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Ed Mansouri, the nationally renowned software pioneer who developed the cutting-edge learning management system used by the Florida Virtual School …

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Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, Mitch Perry …

Takeaways from Tallahassee – Away from the ‘Mistake on the Lake’

While the political conventions are getting all the attention this month, another issue is quietly oozing its way through the …

HD 4 hopeful Wayne Harris might call himself ‘tax cutter,’ but he is anything but

From the start, Wayne Harris, a Republican running for Matt Gaetz’s House District 4 seat, has strutted his conservative credentials. A …