Florida Politics

Child Abuse Death Review Committee to examine fatality emergency calls

A total of 931 combined child deaths were reported in Florida in both 2015 and 2016, according to the state’s …

White House bars major news outlets from gaggle

News organizations including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and POLITICO were blocked from joining an informal, …

Supreme Court won’t hear FPL’s Turkey Point nuke project appeal

The Florida Supreme Court has declined to hear Florida Power & Light Co.’s appeal of a lower court ruling blocking …

Workers’ comp judge tossed from case over comment caught on open microphone

A state appeals court removed a workers’ compensation judge from a case Friday after he was caught on a hot …

Fear grips Latino communities in Florida as deportations increase

There is palpable fear amongst the undocumented community after the Department of Homeland Security issued new memos that gives U.S. officials …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Anitere Flores wants to replace one tax cut with another

In a move sure to ire the insurance industry, state Sen. Anitere Flores is proposing a cut in the state …

Senator seeks probe into whether lobbyist Lisa Miller posed as ‘concerned citizen’ during call

Sen. Kevin Rader is asking Gov. Rick Scott to investigate whether Tallahassee lobbyist Lisa Miller posed as a “concerned citizen” to mislead …

Federalism message echoed by Florida health subcommittee members

A day after Florida’s House Education Committee voted to send a memorial to Congress seeking fewer strings tied to federal education …

House panel would allow interest payments on noneconomic verdicts

Insurance interests are up in arms about a House committee’s approval of a bill that would allow plaintiffs to recover …
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