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Justices Send Redistricting Battle To Lower Court

After lawmakers failed last month to agree on a congressional redistricting plan, the Florida Supreme Court on Friday sent the issue back to a circuit judge who will try to piece together a map that meets constitutional requirements.

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UF: Overall Consumer Confidence Up Despite Wall Street

Overall consumer confidence across Florida grew slightly from July to August, but those numbers may not reflect the recent crash in Wall Street, according to a report released by the University of Florida on Monday.


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. (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Flooding Prompts Scott To Seek Disaster Declaration

Florida Governor Rick Scott is seeking a federal major disaster declaration for various counties hit by severe weather.


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)

Poll: Gov. Scott Approval Rating Climbs

Florida Governor Rick Scott’s approval rating among Florida voters has gone up substantially from earlier this summer.


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Documents Show Private Discussions In Senate Redistricting

Senate leaders crafting new districts for the chamber in 2012 held confidential meetings to discuss maps with lawmakers before the maps were made public, while at the same time boasting about “the most open and transparent redistricting process in Florida’s history,” according to court documents.


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Hospital Closing Infant Program Following Reports On Deaths

A West Palm Beach hospital is closing its infant heart surgery program following media reports on a series of deaths.


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Southern Strategy Hits $1M In Second Quarter

Lobbying firm Southern Strategy Group reported collecting at least $1 million from April 1st to June 30th, according to state website.


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FPL Drilling Investments Face Supreme Court Fight

A new plan that would allow Florida Power & Light to invest ratepayer money for natural-gas drilling projects may be facing a Supreme court fight.


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Amendments To Redistricting Plan Revealed

Amendments to a proposed map of Florida’s congressional districts were revealed Wednesday, just a day before hearings in the House and Senate on the matter.


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Book Lobbying Firm Hits $1M In Second Quarter

A firm led by prominent lobbyist Ron Book reported earning $1 million for legislative work during this year’s second quarter.