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In Shadows Of Redistricting Ruling, Senate Case Looms

Amid the congressional redistricting lawsuit and its possible effect on elections, there is a similar fight over the state Senate’s map.

09/08/2014

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist stands at the podium during a walkthrough during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Crist Wins Florida Democratic Primary For Governor

Former Governor Charlie Crist won the Democratic nomination Tuesday against Nan Rich to seek his old job against Governor Rick Scott in the November elections.

08/26/2014

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Gov. Scott Signs Late Term Abortion Bill

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that would make abortions illegal at any point in a woman’s pregnancy if her doctor determines that the fetus could survive outside the womb.

06/13/2014

Marco Rubio, United States Senator (Source: CBS4)

Rubio Not Ruling Out Any Option In Iraq

Senator Marco Rubio commented on Iraq Friday saying air strikes and other intervention should be considered to combat a violent insurgency. Rubio made the comment while cautioning the country could become a safe haven for terrorists capable of another 9/11.

06/13/2014

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio  (Source: CBS4)

Rubio Demands VA Changes, Reacts To Miami Whistleblower

Florida Senator Marco Rubio said recent allegations made by a whistle blower inside the Miami VA are both disturbing but sadly typical of the VA’s problems across the country.

CBS Miami–05/22/2014

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

State-County Dispute Over Juvenile Detention Costs Simmering Again

Both sides are unhappy that the Legislature failed to come up with a plan for dividing the costs of detaining young offenders between the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and county governments.

05/13/2014

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

Senate Opponents Tear Into Tuition Bill

Opponents of a measure that would allow some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates ripped into the bill on Wednesday as the legislation was poised for passage the Senate.

04/30/2014

Medical Marijuana

Senate Gives Go Ahead On Medical Marijuana Bill

The use of medical marijuana would be legal in Florida under a bill passed by the Senate.

04/28/2014

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

Pot, Stadiums, Trauma All Trade Bait?

The volume on the fourth floor outside the House and Senate chambers is reaching a crescendo. Lobbyists are jockeying for positions in front of the chamber doors as lawmakers emerge for quick pow-wows. It’s all part of the last-minute frenzy as, in the words of powerful Sen. John Thrasher, “bills are dying.”

04/23/2014

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

House Backs Senate’s Coast-To-Coast Bike Trail Plan

A 250-mile bicycle trail across Central Florida, a pet project of the next Senate president, is on the verge of getting $15.5 million in next year’s state budget.

04/22/2014

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