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Freshman GOP Rep. Curbelo Diagnosed With Whooping Cough

Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo has been diagnosed with whooping cough.

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Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Lingering Issues Raise Possibility Of Another Session

Officially, as of Tuesday, there will be 85 days left until the Legislature returns to the Capitol for committee meetings and 203 days left until the 2016 legislative session begins. But even as a special session to deal with the state budget finally came to an end Friday, there were questions about whether another session might become necessary this year.

06/22/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Budget Votes Finally Send Lawmakers Home

After two sessions, 108 days and one rancorous health-care debate, the final gavels fell Friday in the House and Senate following approval of a $78.7 billion budget that settled few of the issues dividing the Capitol.

06/19/2015

A growler of beer is poured at Wynwood Brewing Company on April 25, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Earlier this week Floridas Senate Rules Committee voted 9-4 for a bill that would heavily restrict the states craft breweries such as the Wynwood Brewing Company and is supported by the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association, which has controlled beer distribution in the state for decades.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

‘Growlers’ Going To The Governor

Half-gallon “growlers” are closer to going under brewery taps across Florida.

04/24/2015

A mini helicopter or gyrocopter that landed on the US Capitol South Lawn area is viewed April 15, 2015, in Washington, DC. A man flying a mini helicopter illegally landed his aircraft on the west lawn of the US Capitol Wednesday, triggering street closures around the building and prompting a police investigation."The US Capitol Police continues to investigate, with one person detained," USCP officer Shennell Antrobus told AFP.
A robotic police device was seen close to the mini helicopter, apparently inspecting it. (Photo Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Homeland Chief: Gyrocopter Came In ‘Under The Radar’

A friend of a Florida postal worker who flew his gyrocopter onto the lawn of the U.S. Capitol is saying his friend, who he considers “a patriot,” came up with the idea a year ago.

04/16/2015

A mini helicopter or gyrocopter that landed on the US Capitol South Lawn area is viewed April 15, 2015, in Washington, DC. A man flying a mini helicopter illegally landed his aircraft on the west lawn of the US Capitol Wednesday, triggering street closures around the building and prompting a police investigation."The US Capitol Police continues to investigate, with one person detained," USCP officer Shennell Antrobus told AFP.
A robotic police device was seen close to the mini helicopter, apparently inspecting it. (Photo Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Man Arrested After Landing On U.S. Capitol Lawn

A Florida man is under arrest after landing his one person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

04/15/2015

Singer Jimmy Buffett performs a free concert at the San Carlos Institute Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Key West, Fla. Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band put on the concert as part of a contest where fans submitted a songlist they wanted to hear and about 250 tickets were awarded on a lottery basis. The concert was also streamed online and shown on a large screen at Key West's Higgs Beach.  (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Attention Parrotheads: Buffett Is Coming To The Capitol

The Capitol will be getting some special visitors that may involve the sites of Hawaiian shirts and crazy hats.

04/03/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant where he fieldeds questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Tries To Build Support For Tax Cuts

As the House and Senate move forward with their budget plans this week, Gov. Rick Scott is trying to ramp up support for his proposed tax cuts.

03/23/2015

A Satanic holiday display approved to be shown in the Florida Capitol. (Courtesy: Satanic Temple)

Satanic Display At Florida Capitol Damaged

The Satanic Temple’s holiday display, a day after its debut in Tallahassee, has been damaged.

12/23/2014

Bubba Watson of the United States hits his tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 13, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. (Source: David Cannon/Getty Images)

Fla. Senate To Honor Golf Champ Bubba Watson

The Florida Senate is planning to honor Masters champion and hometown hero Bubba Watson.

04/25/2014

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