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Florida's harsh driverís license suspensions draw Senate scrutiny

Florida's harsh driverís license suspensions draw Senate scrutiny

Chasing a national trend, the Florida Legislature is rethinking its long history of punitive laws that punish drivers for many offenses not related to driving.The Senate Transportation Committee Thursday approved a bill (SB 1270) that would in many c...
Published: 01/18/18
No special elections in Latvala, Hahnfeldt districts

No special elections in Latvala, Hahnfeldt districts

Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he will not set special elections to replace former Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, and the late Rep. Don Hahnfeldt, R-The Villages, leaving the seats open until November.Scott said he agreed not to hold special electio...
Published: 01/18/18
Ron DeSantisí campaign kickoff isnít where youíd expect

Ron DeSantisí campaign kickoff isnít where youíd expect

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis was raised mainly in Pinellas County, Dunedin, and now resides in Flagler County, Palm Coast. But when he formally kicks off his campaign for governor, it will be in Palm Beach County.DeSantis has scheduled a kickoff rally for ...
Published: 01/18/18
With Democrats like Bill Nelson opposed, Trump's NASA pick gets political

With Democrats like Bill Nelson opposed, Trump's NASA pick gets political

Despite strong opposition from Democrats, the White House and congressional Republicans are pushing President Trump’s nominee for NASA administrator, who on Thursday again was approved by a Senate committee by a narrow, party-line vote.Last yea...
Published: 01/18/18
Pals with Leo DiCaprio. Ex-mayor of glitzy Miami Beach. So why donít Florida voters know this guy?

Pals with Leo DiCaprio. Ex-mayor of glitzy Miami Beach. So why donít Florida voters know this guy?

Philip Levine's luxury coach was somewhere around Live Oak when his campaign began to hit potholes.More than 350 miles from the friendly confines of South Florida, the generator aboard the Democratic gubernatorial candidate's marble-laden tour bus be...
Published: 01/18/18
As Dreamers pressure Nelson, he waits on the House

As Dreamers pressure Nelson, he waits on the House

WASHINGTON – Dreamers have been pressuring Sen. Bill Nelson not to support a budget deal that excludes a legislative version of DACA, but the Democrat isn't saying what he would do."We haven't seen the bill yet," spokesman Ryan Brown said....
Published: 01/18/18
Joe Biden to raise money for Bill Nelson

Joe Biden to raise money for Bill Nelson

Joe Biden will appear at a fundraiser for Sen. Bill Nelson on Jan. 29 in Coral Gables.It will be hosted by Jennie Lou and Ben Reid, according to an invite obtained by Politico.
Published: 01/18/18
Anti-gambling measure goes on November ballot.

Anti-gambling measure goes on November ballot.

Florida voters could make decisions in the future about casino-style gambling, including slot machines, under a proposed constitutional amendment that will appear on the November ballot.The "Voter Control of Gambling Amendment," largely bankrolled by...
Published: 01/18/18
How much dough did Emeril get out of Florida for his show? Lawmakers want to know

How much dough did Emeril get out of Florida for his show? Lawmakers want to know

How much did Emeril Lagasse make off his Cooking Channel show “Emeril’s Florida”?Pat Roberts, a producer for the show, which saw the celebrity chef eating his way through the Sunshine State, is trying to block a subpoena to turn ove...
Published: 01/18/18
Florida House advances proposal to limit school board member terms

Florida House advances proposal to limit school board member terms

Term limits for Florida's school board members, already a controversial proposal before the Constitution Revision Commission, surfaced in the Florida House PreK-12 Quality subcommittee on Wednesday.The measure, also a proposed constitutional amendmen...
Published: 01/17/18
Updated: 01/18/18