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Marco Rubio, United States Senator (Source: CBS4)

Marco Rubio Facing Pressure To Run For Senate Re-Election

There’s still a big decision looming for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

02/19/2015

Florida Gov. Rick Scott stops by a Republican call center to rally campaign workers November 4, 2014 in Fort Myers, Florida.   Rick Scott is running in a tight race against opponent and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist the Democratic challenger. (Photo by Erik Kellar/Getty Images)

Scott Wants Tighter Controls On College Costs

Governor Rick Scott is asking legislators to pass a sweeping bill which would lower textbook costs and curb tuition increases for graduate programs.

02/10/2015

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

Lawmakers Want To Shoot Down Use Of Drone Surveillance

Two Republican lawmakers want to shoot down the use of drones to conduct surveillance of people or private property.

02/09/2015

Mitt Romney (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Mitt Romney Says He Will Not Run For President

Mitt Romney will not run for the White House.

01/30/2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law at the Crest Hollow Country Club on February 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York. Bush is widely seen as a possible presidential contender in 2016.  (Source: Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

GOP’s Jeb Bush To Speak At Ohio Chamber Of Commerce Meeting

Former Governor Jeb Bush is scheduled to make a visit to Ohio, a swing state, to speak to the state’s Chamber of Commerce.

01/13/2015

Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, filed a proposal (SB 254) that would place additional requirements on charter schools. (Source: www.flsenate.gov/)

Bill Would Tighten Charter-School Approvals

For students, getting into a charter school can be a difficult process. A proposal filed on Wednesday by a Democratic lawmaker would make it harder for charter schools to get approved to operate in the state.

01/07/2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law at the Crest Hollow Country Club on February 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York. Bush is widely seen as a possible presidential contender in 2016.  (Source: Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Jeb Bush Says Fla. Gay Marriage Ruling Should Be Respected

The former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, said Monday that he respects a court ruling that allows same-sex couples to wed for the first time in the Sunshine State.

01/05/2015

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 28: Former Senator Edward William Brooke (R-MA) speaks during a ceremony to honor him with the Congressional Gold Medal in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on October 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. Brooke, a two-term Republican senator from 1967-1979, was the first African-American elected to the senate by popular vote. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Edward Brooke, 1st Black Elected US Senator, Dies

The first black U.S. Senator to win popular election to the Senate died Saturday at the age of 95 at his home in Coral Gables.

01/03/2015

Gov. Rick Scott  (Source: CBS4)

Florida Gov. Scott Vows To Focus On Jobs During 2nd Term

Florida Governor Rick Scott is taking on his second term promising to stick to the same agenda as in his previous term.

01/02/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Florida Legislature Defends New Districts

The Florida Legislature is sharply defending a new Congressional map it drew up during an August special session.

12/19/2014

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