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2 min ago | Creative Loafing Tampa
In recent years, efforts by Rick Scott and the GOP-led Legislature to combat what they say is voting fraud have not been a political winner for them.
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2 hrs ago | ThinkProgress
It didn't take long for media outlets and national Republicans to paint Democrat Alex Sink's Tuesday night loss to GOP candidate David Jolly in Florida's 13th District special election as a referendum on the Affordable Care Act.
5 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach
The Florida Legislature has been busy writing up bills willy-nilly these past few weeks, all in an effort to make the Sunshine State not so ridiculous in the eyes of the rest of the nation.
7 hrs ago | High Times
Prospects for the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida via constitutional amendment got a lot brighter this weekend as the Miami Herald released results of an internal Republican poll on the issue.
8 hrs ago | The Washington Post
GOP groups flooded the race with about $5 million, compensating for Jolly's weak fundraising and lackluster campaign.
Amazon started taking advance orders for Gov. Rick Scott's new book, "Chasing Sunshine: Remarkable People Who Found the American Dream in Florida," on Tuesday, saying on the website that it will be available by April 15. "Let the sun shine on fresh starts, second chances, and boundless opportunity," reads the description .
Florida is one of the few states on track to meet White House projections for enrollment in health plans under the Affordable Care Act.
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As we predicted last year , Florida's campaign-finance "reform" passed last session left a glaring loophole: not requiring the state parties to file reports on which companies and causes were filling their coffers as frequently as for candidates.
Over the past week, we've seen a spate of media activity concerning the safety of the steam generators at St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant .
Police are asking for the public's help in locating a man who took off with his four children and a female companion.
On Tuesday, March 4th, Florida lawmakers gathered in Tallahassee for the start of the 2014 legislative session.
George P. Bush, the Republican candidate for Texas land commissioner, says his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush would 'lend a lot to the conservative movement and our country' if he were to run for and win the presidency.
Despite a controversial system that can indefinitely hold convicted sexual offenders in civil confinement after their criminal sentences are completed, Florida has a serious problem with repeat offenders.
Florida's "shoot-first" law passed in 2005 has been blamed for a rash of high-profile shootings in recent years.
You can lay claim to a 1,260-foot stretch of busy highway a mile outside of town and set up one of the nation's most notorious speed traps.
Tomorrow, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hear from the public regarding the Sunniland Oil Field in Collier County, Florida.