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Putnam Urges Floridians To Have A “Wildfire Action” Plan

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is urging Floridians to develop “wildfire action” plans citing more than 30 active wildfires.

07/25/2015

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Lobbying Firms Top $250K In Second Quarter

Two Florida lobbying firms reported earning at least $250,000 for lobbying the Legislature within the last few months, according to a state website.

07/16/2015

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Solar Power Supporters Bring In $154k

A committee pushing a proposed solar energy ballot initiative upped its fundraising last month to more than $154 thousand, according to reports released this week.

07/11/2015

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Justices Could Hear Satellite TV Tax Fight

Florida Supreme Court justices may take up an appeal by the Department of Revenue on a state law that imposes higher taxes on satellite-television companies than on their cable-TV competitors.

07/10/2015

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Senate Redistricting Battle Looms

As the battle over Florida’s political boundaries looms, the Florida Supreme Court is set to make a decision on the disputed congressional districts.

07/08/2015

Miami, UNITED STATES: Part of the power grid of Florida Power and Light at a distribution center 08 November 2006, in Miami, Florida. Florida Power and Light Company's power line grid delivers electricity to approximately 8 million people in Florida. AFP PHOTO/Robert SULLIVAN (Photo credit: ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)

FPL Power Plant Deal Gets Federal Approval

Florida Power & Light’s proposed purchase of a power plant has been approved by a federal agency, as state regulators consider the $520.5 million deal.

07/07/2015

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Authorities To Crack Down On Unsafe Holiday Boating

As fourth of July weekend draws closer, authorities say they will be cracking down on boaters.

07/01/2015

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Ceremony Set For Florida’s First Female Auditor General

Florida’s first female auditor general will be sworn in next week.

06/26/2015

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 14:  Florida Governor Rick Scott as he introduces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his new lieutenant governor on January 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Scott took 10-months to replace Jennifer Carroll, who resigned last March. Lopez-Cantera will be the states first Hispanic lieutenant governor.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Going On Tax Cut ‘Victory Tour’

Florida Governor Rick Scott is set to travel across the state, touting a tax-cut package he signs into law this week.

06/20/2015

Brown bear cubs play with their mother, Mia, at a wildlife park on April 27, 2007, in Poing, Germany. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Animal Rights Group Plan Rallies Against Bear Hunt

Animal rights group in Florida are set to hold rallies Monday opposing the state’s plans to bring back an annual bear hunt.

06/20/2015

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