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A long, hot summer of building support to grant felons the right to vote

A long, hot summer of building support to grant felons the right to vote

The fate of about 1.4 million people will be at stake in November as Florida voters decide whether most convicted felons should have the right to vote.With the election less than four months away, supporters are organizing a statewide campaign to win...
Published: 07/19/18
Florida approves $13.3 million for medical marijuana office

Florida approves $13.3 million for medical marijuana office

A joint committee of state lawmakers reluctantly approved another $13.3 million in funding for the state office regulating medical marijuana Thursday, despite being frustrated by delays in implementing the bill that broadly legalized the drug for med...
Published: 07/19/18
Immigration a top issue for Republican governor candidates … but what can they actually do about it?

Immigration a top issue for Republican governor candidates … but what can they actually do about it?

Immigration came up more than education, transportation, job creation and the environment — combined — during last month's Republican gubernatorial debate.Both Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis have vowed to ...
Published: 07/19/18
Trump Jr. stumps for Ron DeSantis: ‘He was there from Day 1’

Trump Jr. stumps for Ron DeSantis: ‘He was there from Day 1’

ORLANDO — U.S. Rep Ron DeSantis' early support for Donald Trump earned him a campaign visit on Wednesday from the president's eldest son, meant to boost the congressman's campaign for Florida governor.Donald Trump Jr. praised DeSantis during a ...
Published: 07/19/18
Bill Nelson gets it from both sides on Trump’s SCOTUS pick

Bill Nelson gets it from both sides on Trump’s SCOTUS pick

WASHINGTON — It's a safe bet that Sen. Bill Nelson will vote against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Or is it?Earlier this month, the Florida Democrat made an uncharacteristically strong declaration about opposing anyone who wou...
Published: 07/19/18
Jeff Greene makes debut at Democratic debate with a special money offer

Jeff Greene makes debut at Democratic debate with a special money offer

Jeff Greene, the billionaire newcomer to the Democratic governor's race, made his debate debut by dangling his wallet before Democrat voters tired of losing.His riches will help elect Democrats up and down the ballot, the Palm Beach Democrat suggeste...
Published: 07/18/18
National Democratic Committee targets Republican Gus Bilirakis’ seat as winnable

National Democratic Committee targets Republican Gus Bilirakis’ seat as winnable

As a longtime Republican stronghold, Florida's 12th congressional district has been a lost cause for progressive candidates.President Donald Trump won the district by nearly 19 percentage points in 2016. And one political family has held the seat for...
Published: 07/18/18
One of Florida’s largest medical marijuana businesses forced to stop processing pot

One of Florida’s largest medical marijuana businesses forced to stop processing pot

Surterra, one of the state's largest medical marijuana treatment centers, has been forced to stop processing cannabis — halting its production of new items — after it failed to meet a food safety inspection deadline in a little-noticed pr...
Published: 07/18/18
Pam Bondi to campaign for Adam Putnam in Orlando

Pam Bondi to campaign for Adam Putnam in Orlando

At a critical point in Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam's gubernatorial aspirations, Attorney General Pam Bondi is coming to his aid.The two Republican cabinet members will appear together in Orlando on Thursday to open a new campaign office, Put...
Published: 07/18/18
Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida endorses Andrew Gillum

Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida endorses Andrew Gillum

The Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida has picked its candidate for governor: Andrew Gillum.The group announced its endorsement in a Wednesday afternoon release, just hours before the five Democratic candidates for governor are set to debate in...
Published: 07/18/18