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Federal Court Sides With Florida In Voting Rights Battle
With time running out, a federal appeals court late Wednesday sided with Florida in an escalating battle over the state’s process for restoring voting rights for former prisoners.
Governor Scott Signs New Budget, Uses Veto Pen Sparingly
Lowest amount vetoed in his tenure as governor TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who came into office nearly eight years ago promising...
Irma Nursing Home Deaths: Backup power Rule OK’d in Florida
Backup power will be required in nursing homes TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s Legislature has approved a rule requiring backup power sources in the state’s...
Florida Legislators Agree to Boost College Financial Aid
Top performing high school students might get help TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s top performing high school students may get a boost in help for...
Florida Senate OKs Bill for First Responder PTSD Benefits
Senate voted unanimously TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters, police officers and other first responders could get workers’ compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder under a...
Florida House Unanimously Passes Sexual Harassment Bill
Proposes agencies to prevent, punish sexual harassment TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials, government employees and the lobbyists and contractors who deal with them could...
“Florida Lawmakers Choose Love Of Guns Over Love Of Students.”
"Florida Lawmakers Choose Love Of Guns Over Love Of Students.".Florida House of Representatives voted to save assault rifles.
Big Week For Florida Lawmakers In Tallahassee
OK it is a very big week in Tallassee and Florida legislators are about to hit the halfway point of their 60-day annual session...
Sundown: Florida Shutters Site That Had Gov. Scott Emails
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A highly publicized effort by Florida Gov. Rick Scott to put his emails — as well as the emails of his top staff — online has been quietly shuttered.
Florida Supreme Court Tosses Petition To Block Appointments
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court tossed out a petition Thursday that was attempting to stop Republican Gov. Rick Scott from appointing three Supreme Court justices on the day he leaves office.