Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater

November 4, 2014: A voter holds a sign outside of a polling location in Miami-Dade County. (Source: CBS4)

Republicans Sweep Florida Cabinet Races

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam all easily defeated their Democratic opponents Tuesday, positioning them for possible runs for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2018.

11/04/2014

Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist. (Source: CBS4)

Ex-Republican Crist Is Florida Democrats Big Hope

Republicans have had control of the Florida Legislature and governor’s office since 1999 and have used their power to restrict abortions, loosen gun laws, strip state workers of benefits, allow private school vouchers and enact a slew of other policy changes that Democrats opposed but could do nothing to stop.

09/01/2014

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

Gov. Scott & Fmr. Gov. Crist Officially On Ballot

The 2014 race for Governor has several candidates officially on the ballot including Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist.

06/16/2014

DAVIE, FL - MARCH 28:  Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media as he attends the ribbon cutting for the opening of a I-595 Express Project on March 28, 2014 in Davie, Florida. The Governor finds himself dogged by questions about recent resignations by one of his top fundraisers, Mike Fernandez, as well as Gonzalo Sanabria, a longtime Miami-Dade Expressway Authority board member, who is reported to have resigned Thursday from his post to protest the disparaging and disrespectful treatment of Mike Fernandez, the former co-finance chairman of Gov. Rick Scotts campaign."  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Governor Rick Scott Signs Nearly 100 Bills

Gov. Rick Scott signed 95 bills into law Friday, including measures to further restrict abortions in Florida, keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of minors and regulate the commercial parasailing industry.

06/13/2014

Florida Money

Cabinet Considers Land Sales To Help Fund Florida Forever

State is getting closer to its Florida Forever fundraising goal for the upcoming budget year, though environmentalists say the amount is not enough.

06/12/2014

Turkey Point  (Source: EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF)

Cabinet Could Back Plans For FPL’s Turkey Point Nuke Project

Miami-Dade’s Turkey Point may be getting two nuclear reactors in the future.

05/06/2014

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Fla. Legislature May Reject Consumer Protections

Florida consumers dealing with insurance companies may not get added protection due to trouble with state legislators.

03/28/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Arrests Made In Home Insurance Fraud Ring

Nearly two dozen people have been arrested after the state went after a major home insurance fraud ring operating in South Florida.

02/04/2014

(Source: CBS4)

State Insurance Commissioner Says Rates Falling

After more a decade of increases since Hurricane Wilma struck in 2005, homeowner’s insurance is finally coming down in Florida.

01/16/2014

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Republicans Raising Millions Of Dollars More Than Democrats

Florida Republicans have raised a lot more money toward the next election than Democrats so far according to new numbers released Thursday.

10/10/2013

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