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State parks closing as severe weather approaches

According to the Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service, the following state park campgrounds have been closed Wednesday in preparation for …

Alan and Dena Grayson blame losses on ‘sewer money,’ don’t rule out political comebacks

Don’t expect U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson to offer any support to fellow Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy in what is …

With more than 173,000 votes, Senate hopeful Pam Keith says she feels like a winner

Although Pam Keith was always in the Senate race to win it, she won’t deny the sense of satisfaction she …

Florida courts closing in advance of weather

The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday announced court closures because of Tropical Storm Hermine: Dixie County: The local chief judge announced Dixie …

Florida insurers say they’re ready as Hermine nears

Hermine’s coming. Got your homeowner’s insurance policy handy? You might want to, said Logan McFaddin, Florida regional manager for the Property Casualty …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Florida Chamber upbeat despite mixed results in primaries

The Florida Chamber of Commerce made a big investment in the primary, a move officials said paid off, despite a …

Florida Keys Safety Alliance launches to educate voters about genetically modified mosquitoes

The push to educate Monroe County voters about genetically modified mosquitoes has begun. The Florida Keys Safety Alliance this week …

Dwight Bullard victorious in SD 40, faces Frank Artiles in November

Sen. Dwight Bullard easily defeated his Democratic opponents, receiving nearly half of the vote in Senate District 40. The Cutler …

Darryl Rouson gets 61 more votes than Ed Narain in SD 19 race, and is unofficial winner

After a long delay in collecting some ballots in Hillsborough County, St. Petersburg based attorney and outgoing House District 70 …
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A rundown of the real winners and losers from Florida’s primary elections

Yesterday’s slate of primary elections in Florida certainly provided a list of winners and losers, and I’m not just talking about the …

Sunburn for 8.31.16 — The day after

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

Voters throw cold water on ‘Buy the Land’ candidates in primaries

It is often said that “elections have consequences,” and for those engaged in the political struggle to convince voters to …

Jimmy Conner crashes and burns, takes Sentinel’s Lauren Ritchie down with him

I don’t think ex-Commissioner Jimmy Conner is racist — but he sure thought Lake County voters were. A fixture in …

Five Florida politicians with a lot on the line today even though they’re not on the ballot

Their names are not on the ballot today, but five Florida politicians have a lot on the line as voters …