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News Talk Florida Poll Asks Your Opinion On Florida’s Senate Race

Today, the News Talk Florida Poll checks in on your feelings about the race for US Senate in Florida.

Governor Scott Says Process For Replacing Supreme Court Justices Must Begin

Gov. Rick Scott, following past gubernatorial precedent, announced in prepared statement Tuesday that he has asked the nine-member Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) to begin the process to nominate highly qualified successors to fill the three upcoming vacancies on the Florida Supreme Court. 

Billionaire Developer Jeff Greene Runs For Florida Governor

Billionaire Jeff Greene is jumping into Florida's crowded Democratic primary for governor less than three months before the election.

Puerto Rico Congresswoman Endorses Rick Scott

Puerto Rico Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón endorsed Gov. Rick Scott’s bid for U.S. Senate at an event Tuesday in Kissimmee. Congresswoman González-Colón recognized Scott’s continued work supporting Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria and his commitment to the Puerto Rican community.

Lawyer Says Governor Scott Should End Medical Marijuana Appeal

The man who led the efforts to allow the use of medical marijuana in Florida two years ago implored Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday to drop the state's opposition to letting patients smoke it.

Governor Scott To Attend Embassy Opening In Jerusalem

Rick Scott was scheduled to leave late Saturday for his trip. He is expected to return on Tuesday. John Tupps, a spokesman for Scott, said that Scott’s chief of staff is accompanying the Republican governor on the visit.

Florida Democrats Ask Feds To Block Health Care Change

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and other Florida Democrats are calling on federal authorities to reject a proposed change to the state’s Medicaid program. The administration of Gov. Rick Scott has asked for approval to shorten the amount of time that people can apply for Medicaid coverage once they need medical help. The move could save an estimated $98 million.

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.

St. Petersburg Files Suit Over Local Regulation of Firearms

Suing Governor Scott with ten other cities ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — St. Petersburg will join 10 other Florida cities and mayors in a lawsuit...

At Curtis Hixon Park, A Rally Against Governor Scott

Protesters and speakers gathered at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa to come out against the governor’s policies and urge voters to cast their eventual vote for somebody else.
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