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Scott lauds Tampa mayor, job growth

Published:   |   Updated: January 12, 2016 at 02:29 PM

Scott lauds Tampa mayor, job growth
Tampa’s Bob Buckhorn was one of six Florida city mayors who received kudos from Gov. Rick Scott during his State of the State speech Tuesday, praising them for supporting his $250 million Florida Enterprise Fund.

Clearwater senator files sinkole fix-it bill


Clearwater senator files sinkole fix-it bill
Senator Jack Latvala of Clearwater has introduced a “fix-it” bill for Florida’s sinkhole insurance laws that would expand coverage for homeowners in Florida’s “sinkhole alley” and elsewhere.

Joyner files bill to create independent redistricting panel

Published:   |   Updated: December 30, 2015 at 01:47 PM

After a year of contentious legal battles over voting district boundaries, Senate Minority Leader Arthenia Joyner of Tampa has filed a pair of bills to create an independent commission to take up the task every 10 years of redrawing congressional and...

Jolly calls for Trump to withdraw from presidential race

Published:   |   Updated: December 8, 2015 at 12:04 PM

Jolly calls for Trump to withdraw from presidential race
Rep. David Jolly called on Donald Trump to withdraw from the presidential race after the Republican candidate proposed banning all Muslims from entering the United States.

New Q poll shows Trump up, Carson down among GOP voters


Eleven months before the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump is the undisputed leader in the Republican field, as Ben Carson, in a virtual tie with Trump four weeks ago, drops to third place, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll ...

Immigration advocates: Legislation is ‘reminiscent of shameful periods’ of nation’s history

Published:   |   Updated: November 18, 2015 at 07:13 AM

Immigration advocates say a bill by Sen. Aaron Bean would “force all state entities to essentially turn-in families who lack immigration status.”