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Florida Five: David Jolly looks secure for November, New abortion bill heads to Gov. Scott

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‘Squatters’ took over soldier’s home after he was deployed; outrageous law lets them stay!

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Charlie Crist: I’m pro life ‘by my definition’

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Florida Five: Sink says no to run, Drug tests at issue in US Supreme Court, Crist’s debate challenge ‘laughable’

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Alex Sink won't challenge David Jolly for District 13 seat in November: Democrat Alex Sink has decided not to run for Congress this fall, a move that could benefit newly elected Republican U.S. Rep. David Jolly. Sink told the Tampa … Read More

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State launches investigation into possible misuse of $800,000 in taxpayer funds

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is under investigation. The Florida Department of Transportation launched a formal inquiry on Thursday into the Pinellas County-area transit authority’s use of $800,000 in operating funds — supplied through property taxes — to advertise a $1.7-billion … Read More

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Florida Five: Gubernatorial campaign fire exchanged at Forum Club, Rand Paul backs Clawson

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Gubernatorial-race attacks turn to South Florida: Even though the Legislature took a week off for Passover and Easter, the Florida gubernatorial campaign showed no signs of slowing down on Monday as the various candidates … Read More

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Florida Five: Senate textbook bill problematic, Medical marijuana . . . good for Fla. business?

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Senate Committee advances distribution 'tariff' on craft brewers: Craft brewers are fighting a Senate measure that would require them to pay a distributor when selling their bottled or canned product to customers, even if the beer … Read More

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Medical marijuana could be good for business in Florida

MIAMI — The medical marijuana industrial-complex is in full swing in Florida. With the question of legalizing medical marijuana apparently heading to voters on the Nov. 4 ballot, entrepreneurs are popping up in an effort to get in on the ground floor of the movement. Eighteen medical … Read More

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Taxpayers beware: Florida’s film subsidies lobby wants action

There’s no business like show business. That’s not just an old Ethel Merman show tune. State Sen. Nancy Detert, chair of the Commerce and Tourism Committee, this week summarized a film subsidies bill slated to deliver hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer giveaways to film and … Read More

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Florida Five: WPB doctor received $21 million Medicare payout, medical marijuana bill moving forward

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: South Florida ophthalmologist emerges as Medicare’s top-paid physician: A South Florida doctor under criminal investigation for alleged excessive billing of Medicare emerged as the federal health program’s top-paid physician in … Read More

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Faith and Freedom, Florida Right to Life hold 2nd annual Legislative Prayer Breakfast

Florida Faith and Freedom Coalition and Florida Right to Life held its 2nd annual Legislative Prayer Breakfast Thursday in Tallahassee. "It was encouraging to see so many people, elected officials, and candidates who daily advocate for the truths upon which our nation was founded," Jim Kallinger, … Read More

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Florida Five: Life-saving trauma bills in spotlight, Lawmakers start bundling

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Greedy Florida hospitals try to protect profits by blocking new trauma centers: Two bills wending their way through the Legislature would give Floridians better access to life-saving trauma care – a critical need in a state that’s … Read More

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Greedy Florida hospitals try to protect profits by blocking new trauma centers

Two bills wending their way through the Legislature would give Floridians better access to life-saving trauma care – a critical need in a state that’s scraping the bottom in national rankings on access to emergency treatment. And yet a turf battle has broken out in the emergency care industry, … Read More

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Florida Five: Child rapist ties blow up District 19 race, Senate panel approves ‘pro-life’ abortion bill

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Game-changer in 19th District Congressional race over candidates relationship with child rapist: Three of the Republican candidates running for the 19th District Congressional seat dropped a bombshell on the fourth, Curt … Read More

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Video: Topless woman in a thong ransacks Florida McDonald’s, then eats ice cream

Security cameras really captured an eyeful at one Florida McDonald's. A woman wearing only a thong went a little nuts and trashed the place. The scene got rolling about 7 p.m. March 24 when 41-year-old Sandra Suez walked into the Pinellas County restaurant and offered one of the employees … Read More

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Florida Five: Benacquisto scores another national endorsement, Film-incentive program revamped

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Health groups outraged by last-minute change to E-cigarette bill: Health groups and local governments say decades of work to keep tobacco products out of the hands of kids could be overturned through a House measure billed as … Read More