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Florida Five: Rubio playing with fire on immigration vote, Cases tossed over police links to KKK

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Florida Five: Pot dispensaries can sell statewide, Putnam fuming over EPA grab

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All Aboard Florida releases new ad: ‘We’re just getting started’

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Florida Five: Appeal court won’t unblock gay marriage, Redistricting group asks for new election dates

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Appeal Court won't unblock Florida gay marriage: Gay couples in the Florida Keys remain unable to legally marry after a state appeals court declined to intervene in their case. The Miami-based 3rd District Court of Appeal refused … Read More

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Florida Five: Hillary Clinton responds to Rubio jab, Gay marriage battle likely to go to Supremes

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Marco Rubio calls Hillary Clinton 'a 20th century candidate': Clinton responded to Rubio during a radio interview in California. See below for her reaction. Marco Rubio, 43, found a way to call Hillary Clinton, 66, old without … Read More

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Florida Five: Pelosi shouldn’t look to Fla. to flip the House, NY gov. messes with wrong state

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: NY governor picks a fight with Florida; CFO defends Sunshine State against false ad campaign: Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater sent a letter to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Friday, asking the governor to clarify “glaring … Read More

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NY governor picks a fight with Florida; CFO defends Sunshine State against false ad campaign

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is asking New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to clarify “glaring errors and misstatements” in a marketing campaign that calls New York a better draw than the Sunshine State. “People have been coming here for hundreds of years trying to sell us snake oil as a … Read More

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Florida’s biggest health insurer signals rate hikes ahead

By Phil Galewitz Florida Blue, the state’s dominant health insurer, snagged more than one in three consumers on the health law’s exchange this year, but many could face rate hikes as the carrier struggles with an influx of older and sicker enrollees, said the company’s top … Read More

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Florida Five: Obama opens East Coast to oil search, Police KKK ties, Obamacare lawsuit update

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Florida orthodontist braces for oral arguments in landmark Obamacare lawsuit: Dr. Larry Kawa is about as far removed from the federal governing structure as any private citizen. But the Boca Raton orthodontist does have something … Read More

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Florida orthodontist braces for oral arguments in landmark Obamacare lawsuit

Dr. Larry Kawa is about as far removed from the federal governing structure as any private citizen. But the Boca Raton orthodontist does have something in common with the U.S. House of Representatives. Both see the Obama administration’s unilateral delay of the Affordable Care Act’s employer … Read More

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Teachers union takes on Florida school choice law

A lawsuit from Florida teachers would eliminate school choice for many low-income students and effectively kill a program to help students with autism and other special needs. The lawsuit would wipe out the state’s new education savings account program and an expansion to the tax-credit … Read More

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Florida Five: Judge overturns Fla. same-sex marriage ban, Crist’s running mate pick ‘political desperation’

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Keys judge overturns same-sex marriage ban; attorney general to appeal: In a decision some called “the beginning of the end” of Florida’s ban on gay marriage, a Monroe County judge ruled Thursday that two Key West bartenders … Read More

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Florida Five: Nancy Pelosi bets on Florida redistricting, Teachers union challenges school vouchers bill

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Nancy Pelosi bets on Florida redistricting to win Congress: According to the Democratic leader in the U.S. House, the road to her party winning back control of the chamber winds through the Sunshine State. In an interview … Read More

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Schools propose retired police officers to protect students, save millions; unions balk

Hiring retired police officers to keep the peace at schools seems like a no brainer, but one police union is pushing back. Since the Dec. 14, 2010, school shooting in Newtown, Conn.,  lawmakers and school authorities across the country have been desperate to find ways to protect children from … Read More

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Florida Five: Legislature won’t appeal challenged congressional districts, Crist’s summer of stumbles

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Charlie Crist's summer of stumbles continues: Charlie Crist’s bad summer continued on Tuesday as Republicans giddily brought out a deed for a Fisher Island home that Crist and his wife Carole sold back in 2012 but didn’t include in … Read More

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Fraudsters cash in on Florida welfare benefits

Afraid to lose her job if she’s identified, a Broward County woman tells Watchdog.org her boss’ girlfriend is ripping off Florida’s welfare safety-net programs while working alongside her and being compensated off the books. How does she know? Because her coworker is fairly open about it — even … Read More