Florida Politics

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields 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)

Gov. Scott Compares Obama Administration To Sopranos

Governor Scott is comparing the Obama Administration to the Sopranos, accusing the president of not caring for low-income families, even as the governor refuses to expand Medicaid to more than 800,000 low-income families.

04/17/2015

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Republican Presidential Contenders Seek Traction In New Hampshire

A handful of Republicans didn’t wait for a two-day GOP Leadership Summit to begin to seek traction in New Hampshire.

04/17/2015

Former Rep. David Rivera (Source: CBS4)

Florida Ethics Panel: Rivera Deserves Fine, Reprimand

A Florida ethics panel says former U.S. Rep. David Rivera deserves to be fined nearly $60,000 after they say, he violated the state’s ethics law.

04/17/2015

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)

Gov. Scott Suing Feds For Withholding Hospital Funds

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he is suing the Obama administration for withholding hospital funds because the state won’t expand Medicaid.

04/16/2015

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Supreme Court Turns Down Red-Light Camera Case

The Florida Supreme Court this week declined to hear an appeal in a potentially far-reaching case about the way local governments administer red-light camera programs.

04/15/2015

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White House: Cuba Is Being Removed From Sponsors Of Terrorism List

Cuba is being removed from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced Tuesday, prompting backlash from a South Florida Republican and presidential candidate.

04/14/2015

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Senate Backs Adoption Incentives; Repeals Gay Adoption Ban

After an impassioned debate, the Florida Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would restore a popular adoption-subsidies program — while repealing a 38-year-old law that banned gay adoption.

04/14/2015

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

Atwater Keeps Door Open For Future Campaigns

State Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater still has his eyes on pursuing a bigger political stage.

04/14/2015

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rubio Presidential Run Would Begin Scramble To Fill His Seat

With speculation over whether Florida Republican Marco Rubio will announce he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, there is also speculation on who would replace him.

04/11/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Florida’s Political Parties Rake In Money During Session

Florida’s political parties are getting millions of dollars from various corporations that have a stake in this year’s legislative session.

04/11/2015

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