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Pam Bondi moves against tobacco companies for missed payments

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is going after two tobacco companies for holding back money she says is owed to …

Florida man charged with making online threat against Donald Trump

A South Florida man has been charged with threatening to kill President-elect Donald Trump in a video posted online. A …

Bill Nelson to help lead new Senate panel on cybersecurity

The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee has created a new standing subcommittee on cybersecurity and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will …

Officials, others respond to school vouchers case

The Florida Supreme Court’s decision not to take up a contentious school vouchers lawsuit continued to garner reaction throughout Wednesday. …
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U.S. Supreme Court turns down Scott Batterson’s bribery appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request from a former Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority board member asking to review his 2014 …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Council sees breakdown of trust with Office of Insurance Regulation

Proposed reforms to Florida’s continuing care retirement community regulations ran into heavy flak Wednesday during an advisory council meeting, with the body’s …

Personnel note: Dean Izzo departs DEO for Capital City Consulting

Dean Izzo, the Department of Economic Opportunity‘s chief of staff, is leaving the state’s jobs agency for a post at Capital …

Five nominees slated for Law Enforcement Hall of Fame

As many as five people – including a former FDLE head and two late county sheriffs – will likely be added …

Personnel note: Rutledge Ecenia adds Mixon & Associates lobbyists

Mixon & Associates lobbyists Corinne Mixon and Jessica Janasiewicz are joining the Rutledge Ecenia law firm’s lobbying team. Also coming …
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In Sunshine State News’ book, Charlie Crist is damned if does, damned if he doesn’t

It’s no secret that Sunshine State News, the de facto house organ for the Rick Scott campaign in 2010 and 2014, is no …

Sunburn for 1.18.17 – Florida goes to the Inauguration; Matt Gaetz wins skydiving case; DOH releases pot rules; Jon Costello’s new colleagues

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The question confronting Richard Corcoran: Will he stick by his principles or will he p*ssy out?

To the eleven or twelve people (thanks Ed Moore!) who watched this past week’s edition of The Usual Suspects, the public …
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Senate will hear tobacco appellate bond cap repealer; a sop to trial lawyers?

The Senate is primed to hear a bill that would repeal the cap on the amount of money tobacco companies have …