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Crist, Lawson, Murphy help pass spending plan that ends shutdown

Crist, Lawson, Murphy help pass spending plan that ends shutdown

WASHINGTON – Three Florida Democrats joined Republicans to approve the spending plan that ends the government shutdown: Reps. Charlie Crist, Al Lawson and Stephanie Murphy.Every Florida Republican except Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen voted for the d...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Corrine Brown asks for another 30 days before going to prison

Corrine Brown asks for another 30 days before going to prison

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Former Florida congresswoman Corrine Brown is asking a federal judge to extend by 30 days the date she must report to prison for her fraud conviction.Brown's attorneys filed the request Monday in federal court in Jacksonvil...
Published: 01/22/18
Florida accidentally released data on 945 Kansas voters

Florida accidentally released data on 945 Kansas voters

Efforts to detect voter fraud led to the exposure of private voter data from nearly 1,000 Kansas residents this year by the state of Florida, which released information including partial Social Security numbers to a woman who had filed a public recor...
Published: 01/22/18
Sen. Nelson votes to end shutdown

Sen. Nelson votes to end shutdown

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bill Nelson voted for a measure to re-open the federal government on Monday after he and fellow Democrats accepted the Republican promise to vote on immigration issues in the coming weeks.The stopgap spending...
Published: 01/22/18
Busy South Florida weekend for Democratic gubernatorial candidates

Busy South Florida weekend for Democratic gubernatorial candidates

It's January. Which means Florida's Democratic gubernatorial candidates really want to visit balmy South Florida.Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham was in Doral on Saturday serving up draughts at M.I.A. Beer Company during on of her campaign's "work da...
Published: 01/22/18
‘Florida is different,’ Interior Secretary Zinke says, defending oil drilling exemption

‘Florida is different,’ Interior Secretary Zinke says, defending oil drilling exemption

WASHINGTON -Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is defending a decision to remove Florida from an offshore oil drilling plan, saying it was the "right move" given widespread political opposition and a current moratorium that lasts until 2022."Florida is di...
Published: 01/22/18
As Senate candidate, Rick Scott will take fire in multiple races

As Senate candidate, Rick Scott will take fire in multiple races

It's increasingly clear that if and when Gov. Rick Scott finally revs the engine on his campaign for U.S. Senate, he will face attacks not just from Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson but also from countless other Democrats up and down the ballot in Fl...
Published: 01/22/18
Nursing homes need improved emergency plans. But who will verify them?

Nursing homes need improved emergency plans. But who will verify them?

Two months before a dozen residents died in sweltering heat at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, the now-shuttered nursing home submitted a plan to county administrators to show the facility could handle crises like a missing resident or ...
Published: 01/22/18
Robocall hits Bill Nelson over shutdown

Robocall hits Bill Nelson over shutdown

WASHINGTON – Republicans have unleashed a new attack on Sen. Bill Nelson with a robo call saying he "recklessly voted to shut down the United States government.""It is infuriating, it is petty, and YOU deserve better from your elected official,...
Published: 01/21/18
Losers of the week in Florida politics

Losers of the week in Florida politics

Loser of the weekRick Scott. Donald Trump did him a giant favor by reversing course on a plan to expand offshore drilling off Florida's Gulf Coast, but now the governor's inconsistent positions on drilling are under scrutiny as he declines to say whe...
Published: 01/21/18