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Trump plans gala at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night, again renting a ballroom from himself

Trump plans gala at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night, again renting a ballroom from himself

PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump's posh Mar-a-Lago Club is set to host a high-priced gala Saturday night intended to celebrate Trump's first year in office and raise money for his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committ...
Published: 01/20/18
State Rep. Kathleen Peters withdraws application for spot on the Public Service Commission

State Rep. Kathleen Peters withdraws application for spot on the Public Service Commission

Rep. Kathleen Peters has taken herself out of the running for a spot on the Public Service Commission.Peters, who in 2017 decided to run for a spot on the Pinellas County Commission rather than seek another term in the State House, announce...
Published: 01/20/18
Rubio and Nelson split votes as government goes into shutdown

Rubio and Nelson split votes as government goes into shutdown

WASHINGTON – Florida Sen. Bill Nelson joined a majority of Democrats and some Republicans to defeat the short-term spending plan passed by the House, while Sen. Marco Rubio voted for the measure."These short-term funding bills are hurting our n...
Published: 01/20/18
Florida braces for long government shutdown

Florida braces for long government shutdown

As a dysfunctional Washington stumbled past the midnight deadline and into a shutdown of the federal government, state officials scrambled to prepare for its impacts across Florida.Many aspects of life involve the federal government, from Everglades ...
Published: 01/19/18
Updated: 01/20/18
Florida Democrats warn oil drilling plans may still be alive

Florida Democrats warn oil drilling plans may still be alive

WASHINGTON — Florida Democrats seized Friday on remarks from a Trump administration official that no final decisions have been made on oil drilling."BREAKING: Key administration official admits Florida is not 'off the table' for drilling," read...
Published: 01/19/18
Federal court confirms Florida House’s power to enforce subpoena in Visit Florida case

Federal court confirms Florida House’s power to enforce subpoena in Visit Florida case

A judge in the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee denied a preliminary injunction to TV executive C. Patrick (Pat) Roberts on Friday, reaffirming the Florida House's powers to enforce the subpoenas it issued last week as part of its investi...
Published: 01/19/18
Rick Scott blamed Barack Obama for the 2013 government shutdown. He isn’t blaming Donald Trump for this one

Rick Scott blamed Barack Obama for the 2013 government shutdown. He isn’t blaming Donald Trump for this one

Does Gov. Rick Scott blame the president when the federal government is on the brink of a shutdown?It depends on the president.In 2013, Gov. Rick Scott was less than generous about then-President Barack Obama's handling of the coming government shutd...
Published: 01/19/18
Next Florida execution set for February

Next Florida execution set for February

Gov. Rick Scott has scheduled Florida's next execution for February.Eric Scott Branch, convicted of raping and strangling University of West Florida student Susan Morris in 1993, is set to die on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.According to a press releas...
Published: 01/19/18
Tallahassee wants more and more laws to keep people out of prison

Tallahassee wants more and more laws to keep people out of prison

So far this session, legislators have already introduced four bills that would significantly reduce the prison population, according to state analysts.It’s part of a big swing away from tougher-on-crime policies favored in the early 2000s.The C...
Published: 01/19/18
Of course Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump has a Florida angle. Here it is.

Of course Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump has a Florida angle. Here it is.

At last, a Florida (and even better, Tampa!) connection to the roiling controversy about the personal attorney for President Donald Trump paying $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels one month before the 2016 election to keep quiet about an affair fro...
Published: 01/19/18