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1 hr ago | Capital Soup
If you're reporting on Charlie Crist's Tallahassee press conference on the environment this afternoon, please use this response from me: "Charlie Crist may have perfected the art of publicity stunts, but his record on the environment is one of empty promises.
3 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times
Floridians will vote Nov. 4 on a constitutional amendment that would legalize possession and sale of marijuana for medical purposes.
3 hrs ago | Switched
When Florida lawmakers banned high-interest car title loans in 2000, then-Gov. Jeb Bush proclaimed that the new law would protect Floridians from lenders "who prey on the desperate."
8 hrs ago | ThinkProgress
A 474-mile natural gas pipeline could run from Alabama through Georgia and into Florida as early as 2017 , and Florida Gov. Rick Scott owned stock in the company that's set to build it.
A coalition of voting-rights groups Thursday urged a judge to redraw Florida's congressional map and push back the August primary -- or risk having the election be invalid.
Lakeland police said today they are "confident" a 2006 Jeep Wrangler taken into evidence is the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed a worker from Eustis early Wednesday after the driver blew through a construction zone.
Former Gov. Jeb Bush took a tougher line on illegal immigration Thursday, writing in an op-ed that federal law should be changed so that people who illegally cross the border aren't released from custody as they await hearings.
Florida Democrats accused Rick Scott of various transgressions during the 2010 gubernatorial campaign, but none ultimately stuck as the former healthcare executive ended up prevailing in the governor's race four years ago.
Federal health officials say nearly 1 million Floridians who bought insurance under the Affordable Care Act will receive roughly $42 million in refunds thanks to a provision in the law.
Barack Obama's approval rating is pretty abysmal right now in Florida. That number seems OK until you consider that Gov. Rick Scott is at 43 percent.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, the former secretary of state holds at least a 7-percentage-point lead in match-ups against potential GOP challengers in the politically crucial Sunshine State.
Her book sales are lousy and she's taken a battering in recent weeks from Republicans and the news media, but a poll out Thursday shows Hillary Clinton is still a favorite of Floridians.
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution ... (more)
We don't mention the word gerrymander every day here in Northeast Florida. When we do, however, it's always in conjunction with the name Corrine Brown.
The request was filed Wednesday by a coalition of groups, including the League of Women Voters, who successfully challenged Florida's current congressional map.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the arrest of Jacques Albert Calixte, owner and operator of the Haitian American Association against Cancer in Miami, for stealing nearly $300,000 intended to help screen Haitian American women for cancer.
The Bay County Sheriff's Office, Holmes County Sheriff's Office, US Marshals, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Dale County Sheriff's Office, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Highway Patrol, and Washington County Sheriff's Office all assisted in the recapture.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:33 pm
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