Florida Politics

Richard Corcoran: ‘We’re done with talking heads,’ Congress must OK Trump’s tax cuts

House Speaker Richard Corcoran joined other GOP lawmakers for a meeting Wednesday with business owners in Tampa, during which he …

Karen Pence spotlights art therapy at FSU, rolls out agenda

Second Lady Karen Pence will use the next three years, if not more, to promote the legitimacy and reach of …

In latest attack on private schools, Orlando Sentinel works ‘without rules’

School choice is again under attack, with private schools facing a renewed onslaught of well-worn, tired and inaccurate claims. But …

Court upholds $35 million verdict in smoker’s death

A South Florida appeals court Wednesday upheld a $35 million verdict — including $25 million in punitive damages — in a lawsuit …

U.S. Senate panel to investigate Hollywood Hills tragedy, at Bill Nelson’s request

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee announced today that it is launching an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Too soon to know? Regulators weigh worker’s comp rates

Regulators pressed representatives of a workers’ compensation insurance rating service Wednesday about whether two Florida Supreme Court rulings had in …

Tobacco bond cap repeal teed up again in Legislature

Tobacco companies are hoping next year’s try at a bond cap repeal doesn’t go up in smoke. Legislation that would …

Tahirih Justice Center thanks lawmakers for bills banning child marriage

An organization dedicated to ending violence against women and girls lauded Florida lawmakers Tuesday for filing bills that would make …

Cabinet approves protecting Okeechobee ranch land

Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet agreed Tuesday to spend about $5.7 million to conserve more than 2,500 acres of ranch …
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