Florida Politics

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

Florida Money

Hometown Projects Fill Out Legislative Budget Plans

As the House and Senate prepare to hammer out a $4.2 billion divide in budget proposals released last week, they have plenty of hometown pork to barter.

03/23/2015

A cannabis plant is seen in a house of Montevideo on April 25, 2014.    (Photo credit PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Sets Hearing In Medical Marijuana Dispute

Administrative Law Judge Elizabeth McArthur has scheduled an April 14 hearing in a legal challenge to a proposed regulatory framework for the state’s new medical-marijuana industry, according to a document posted on the state Division of Administrative Hearings website.

03/20/2015

Giant African Land Snails (Source: Florida Dept. of Agriculture)

Senate Proposes Money To Fight Citrus Disease, Land Snails

The House and Senate have a slight budget gap dealing with the state’s fight against Giant African Land Snails, but a sizable chasm is ahead in funding to slow a disease infecting Florida’s orange crop.

03/19/2015

(Source: CBS)

Senate Ready To Pass Evacuation Gun Measure

The Senate, despite continued opposition from some Democrats, is one step closer to passing a National Rifle Association-supported measure that would allow more people to carry concealed weapons during emergency evacuations.

03/18/2015

(Source: CBS4)

Florida Approves Presidential Primary Date Change

The Sunshine State is moving the date of its presidential primary election.

03/18/2015

FORT PIERCE, FL - MAY 13:  Tangerines are seen in a bin as the citrus industry tries to find a cure for the disease "citrus greening" that is caused by the Asian citrus psyllid, an insect, that carries the bacterium, "citrus greening" or huanglongbing, from tree to tree on May 13, 2013 in Fort Pierce, Florida. There is no known cure for the disease that forms when the insect deposits the bacterium on citrus trees causing the leaves on the tree to turn yellow the roots to decay and bitter fruits fall off the dying branches prematurely. Steps continue to be taken to try and combat the disease but none have stopped the attack on the citrus business as it spreads from Florida to other citrus producing states.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

House Proposes $17.9 Million To Combat Citrus Disease

The fight against a disease infecting Florida’s oranges would get a hefty boost from a House spending proposal.

03/18/2015

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Jeb Bush Rejects Idea Of Raising Federal Minimum Wage

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he thinks minimum wage increases should be left up to businesses and state governments.

03/17/2015

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

Transgender Bathroom Bill Moves Forward In House

A bill that would ban transgender Floridians from using single-sex bathrooms that don’t match the gender of their birth passed a second House committee Tuesday, following hours of debate.

03/17/2015

(Source: CBS4)

Senate Committee Approves Online Voter Registration

The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee approved legislation Tuesday that would allow Florida voters to register online–but only after the looming 2016 presidential election.

03/17/2015

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