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)

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

(Source: CBS4)

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

(Source: AP)

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

(AP)

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

The highly-rated strain of medical marijuana 'Blue Dream' is displayed among others in glass jars at Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market at the West Coast Collective medical marijuana dispensary, on the fourth of July, in Los Angeles, California.  (Source: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Frustrated Senators Push Pot Fix

Citing frustration with delays in getting non-euphoric cannabis to patients, a Florida Senate panel Thursday pushed forward a revised attempt to create a regulatory framework for the pot industry but did not include changes sought by black farmers who complain they would be shut out of the industry.

04/09/2015

Photo Credit Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Malibu Red

Powdered Alcohol Ban Approved Amid Questions

A key Senate committee approved a bill Thursday that would ban the sale and use of powdered alcoholic beverages in Florida, though some lawmakers questioned why the state doesn’t instead take a regulatory approach.

04/09/2015

(Photo by Sasha/Getty Images)

Florida Poised To Repeal 38-Year-Old Ban On Gay Adoption

The Florida Senate gave a tentative approval to a bill that would give incentives to adopt children in state care as well as repeal a nearly 40-year-old ban on gay adoption.

04/08/2015

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