Allison Tant

The South Carolina and American flags flying at half-staff behind the Confederate flag erected in front of the State Congress building in Columbia, South Carolina on June 19, 2015. Police captured the white suspect in a gun massacre at one of the oldest black churches in Charleston in the United States, the latest deadly assault to feed simmering racial tensions. Police detained 21-year-old Dylann Roof, shown wearing the flags of defunct white supremacist regimes in pictures taken from social media, after nine churchgoers were shot dead during bible study on Wednesday. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV        (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Confederate Flag Flap Renews Old Hope

The flap over Confederate flags now sweeping the nation is stirring in the Florida Panhandle, where folks who failed to get the controversial banner removed more than a decade ago have revived their efforts.

06/25/2015

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Scott Calls For Hospitals To Share Profits

Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that, like Major League Baseball teams, hospitals should share profits if the federal government refuses to authorize $2.2 billion in health-care spending.

05/08/2015

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Super Tuesday, Florida Style

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – Several years ago, Florida lawmakers couldn’t set the state’s presidential primary date early enough in the calendar — sometimes breaking rules to make sure the Sunshine State would be close […]

02/19/2015

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Florida Democrats Review Dismal Year, Plan For Future

Florida Democrats are now trying to come up with a new game plan after they had a bad election year.

01/31/2015

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott, left, and former Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist. (Source:  by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Elections Panel Tosses Complaints About Crist, Scott

Allegations of financial misconduct by the states two leading candidates for governor have been tossed out by Florida’s election commission. Since March, supporters of both former Gov. Charlie Crist and Gov. Rick Scott have filed a long list of complaints which dealt with alleged election law violations.

07/21/2014

Democrat And Republican

Democrats Focus On Governor’s Race, Rebuilding

There are four statewide offices on November’s ballot, and the Florida Democratic Party is essentially conceding two of them.

06/29/2014

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Gov. Scott Signs Instate Tuition Bill Amid Political Sparring

With Hispanic voters likely to play a key role in the 2014 elections, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Monday allowing some undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at Florida’s public colleges and universities.

06/09/2014

Florida Money

Record Florida Budget Lands On Scott’s Desk

Florida’s record $77.1 billion, election-year budget went to the governor Tuesday along with 21 other bills, including a proposal to increase highway speeds that is expected to be vetoed.

05/20/2014

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State Dems Say Gov. Scott Campaign Broke Fundraising Law

The head of the state’s Democratic Party is contending that Florida’s Republican Governor’s campaign broke the state’s finance laws.

03/17/2014

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Former Democratic Leader Charlie Whitehead Dies

The former chairman of the Florida Democratic Party Charlie Whitehead died overnight.

02/02/2014

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