Florida Legislature

Florida Senate Race Is a Toss Up

Cook Political Report: “In one of the most anticipated announcements of the cycle, Republican Gov. Rick Scott confirmed today that he will challenge …

Senate Race

Greg Giroux on Florida Senate Election with Bloomberg Radio

Bloomberg L.P.

Rick Scott Can Beat Bill Nelson in Florida Senate Race

But that’s not quite true. Cook’s own analysis of House races shows Democrats leading in 27 out of 55 competitive races, and only a slight favorite …

Senate Race

Sign the petition: Stop attacking teenagers for fighting against gun violence

During floor debate in the Florida legislature on gun control laws, Republican Representative Elizabeth Porter belittled, mocked and insulted young …

Gun Control

GOP governor candidate forum set for May 5 in Orlando

Republican candidates for governor will convene for what is billed as the "first major GOP candidate forum" May 5 in Orlando.<p>The event will be …

Government

Jim McElwain roasted for taking loss on Florida house, but reason will make you stand up and cheer

Former Florida coach Jim McElwain lost $400,000 on his Gainesville house. Why? "Because the McElwains have a good heart."

College Football

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Florida Legislature

Romano: Lawmakers need to admit, and fix, their school safety mistake

Squad cars raced into the school’s parking lot just minutes before dismissal. Handfuls of Hernando County deputies spread out around the campus, and …

Education

2018 Annual Gathering | UF

<b>The Bob Graham Center Annual Gathering</b><p>The Bob Graham Center Annual Gathering provides a special opportunity to bring friends and supporters of the …

Florida House of Representatives

03/26/18 - Florida House Candidate Kubs Lalchandani & Alma Dance Theater

The Theatre

The Ethics of Having Bedded the Bride

Who Did Whom, and When?<p><b>EUGENE, SIR:</b> Am I under any kind of ethical obligation to tell a friend of mine that I slept with his fiancée a year before …

Culture

Florida's governor is about to set up a blockbuster race to flip a Florida Senate seat red

Florida Gov. Rick Scott teased the announcement of his highly anticipated Senate campaign to challenge Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson on Monday.<p>Scott, a Republican, set a date for a "big announcement" on April 9, just one month before the filing deadline for primary candidates in the sunshine …

U.S. Politics

Littwin: State Senate’s decision to kill bump-stock ban is a campaign gift for Dems

In the least surprising — and yet, possibly dumbest — news of the week from the Colorado legislature, the Senate GOP decided to kill a bill to ban …

Guns

In Florida, Jeff Sessions talks opioids, death penalty for drug traffickers

TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday called again for federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty against drug traffickers who …

Donald Trump

Push to let Florida voters decide gun restrictions fails

Florida voters won't get a chance to choose to change the state constitution to add gun control measures.<p><b>Constitution Revision Commission rejects gun</b> …

Orlando

Parkland families push for progress in Washington before the March for Our Lives | Naked Politics

@alextdaugherty<p>The families of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are among the most powerful lobbyists in Washington right …

NRA

Florida sets another tourism record in 2017

Florida’s tourism industry experienced a record-setting year in 2017, Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday.<p><b>Florida set another tourism record in 2017</b>• <b><br>The</b> …

Rainfall

A Florida House for Athletes—With a Full-Sized NBA-Style Basketball Court

The Boca Raton home also has a 6,700-square-foot gym<p>Listing of the Day<p><b>Location:</b> Boca Raton, Florida<p><b>Price:</b> $6.95 million<p>Tucked behind the garage of …

Luxury Homes

NRA Rips Florida House Speaker Over Gun Control Laws

<b>Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:</b> <b>Facebook | Twitter</b><p>TALLAHASSEE (CNN) — The National Rifle Association is criticizing Florida’s Republican House Speaker Richard …

Guns

WATCH: This Jewish Lawmaker’s Speech Helped Pass Florida’s New Gun Law

(JTA) — Jared Moskowitz is a member of Florida’s House of Representatives. After the shooting last month at a high school in Parkland, in Moskowitz’s …

Jewish Culture

County Celebrates Opening of Arthenia L. Joyner Library

Hillsborough County will celebrate that on Monday, March 26, with the opening of the Arthenia L. Joyner University Area Community Library.<p>TAMPA, FL …

Makerspaces

#ThisWeekInData | Data-Smart City Solutions

According to Wired, the Florida Legislature approved a bill that requires every entity within the state’s criminal justice system to collect more …

Los Angeles

One of Roy Moore's accusers is running for office

Deborah Wesson Gibson, one of several women who accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, announced last week that she plans to run for political office herself. Gibson's announcement came just a few months after she told the Washington Post that she had dated Moore when she …

George W. Bush

Year round Daylight Saving Time in Alabama proposed: report | NOLA.com

Alabama seems ready to join Florida in wanting to stop the practice of springing forward and falling back. An Alabama lawmaker has filed a bill that …

New Orleans

Alabama Senate calls for permanent daylight saving time

CLOSE<p>The loss of one hour of sleep can have a domino effect on children for days.<p>The Alabama Senate on Thursday approved a resolution urging Congress …

Marco Rubio

Editorial: Hits, errors and misses by the Florida Legislature

They named roads, replaced a state statue in the U.S. Capitol and demanded every school display "In God We Trust.’’ They embraced daylight saving …

Army Corps of Engineers

What comes after 8 years as a legislator? For this renegade, maybe a run for governor

After eight years, Richard Corcoran’s career as a powerful lawmaker is fading fast, but he may be starting a new one as a firebrand candidate for …

Government

Orthodox Jews in Florida make 11th hour push to stop all-year daylight saving time bill

(JTA) — Florida’s Orthodox Jewish community is working to convince the governor not to sign a bill that would keep the state in daylight saving time …

Jewish Culture

Parkland shooting survivor fighting for 'positive change'

In a matter of weeks, 16-year-old Sam Hendler went from honors student to gun control advocate, and now he’s taking his cause to New York City.<p>As a …

Guns

Recently-passed daylight saving measure in Florida faces opponents

As Congress weighs whether to approve the Florida Legislature's recently-passed measure to move the state to year-round observance of daylight saving …

Orlando