Florida Politics

Elderly deaths: Call for generators in Florida nursing homes

After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida’s nursing home industry is now …

Floridians line up for FEMA assistance

More than 1 million Floridians homeowners and renters have registered for federal individual assistance following Hurricane Irma. The Florida Division …

Bill Nelson: Graham/Cassidy would ‘eviscerate’ Medicaid

During a low-key Jacksonville media availability with our site and a couple of local TV stations, he was handed a …

ABC reopens midtown Tallahassee store

Lobbyists, lawmakers and others will “be celebrating”: ABC Fine Wines & Spirits has reopened its midtown Tallahassee store on Thomasville Road. The …

Restoration of electricity almost complete

Power was back as of midday Friday for all but 13,735 homes and businesses in Florida, primarily in four counties …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Personnel note: FMPA names new general counsel

The Florida Municipal Power Agency has named Jody Lamar Finklea as its next general counsel and chief legal officer. The announcement came …

Kim Daniels wants state scrutiny of local school board financial management

State Rep. Kim Daniels, a Jacksonville Democrat, filed a bill Friday that would tighten state oversight of local school board financial …

Lawmakers seek tax exemption for diapers

Buying diapers for babies or adults would be free of sales taxes under a proposal filed Thursday in the Florida …

Highway bill would honor Greg Evers

A 13-mile stretch of State Road 4, a highway that cuts through the Blackwater River State Forest in the Panhandle, …
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