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Florida Five: Federal court rules against Fla gay marriage ban, Scott to increase per-student spending

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Cotton Candy, Scooby Snacks? Fla Attorney General Pam Bondi warns parents about dangerous drugs


Dishonest Debbie Wasserman Schultz launches boycott against her local Hobby Lobby

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Florida Five: Special election on track, Jeb attacked for opposing medical marijuana

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Jeb's opposition to marijuana provokes ACLU criticism: Former Gov. Jeb Bush came out in opposition to Amendment 2 today and his suggestion that people should vote against the amendment to legalize marijuana provoked some harsh … Read More


Florida Five: Maps are starting to emerge, Anti-Common Core activists fired up

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Maps are starting to emerge as proposed fixes to Florida's flawed maps: The Florida House has proposed a map with minor fixes aimed at repairing the broken congressional redistricting map. Senate Reapportionment Chairman Bill … Read More


Democrats, liberals reap massive cash advantage from top political spenders

With less than 100 days until the November midterm elections, updated federal campaign finance records show Democrats and liberals are way ahead of their Republican counterparts in receiving donations from large organizations. That’s thanks in part to Citizens United, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling … Read More

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Florida Five: Crist misses with economic plan, Legislators to make quick work of flawed map

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: After Underwhelming Economic Plan, Charlie Needs Something to Wow Independents With: Charlie Crist tried to play political jujitsu this week, using Rick Scott’s strength on the economy and turning it against him, but the gamble … Read More


Florida county transit authority used terrorism funds on promotional ads

A St. Petersburg-area public transit authority has returned $354,000 in federal grant money to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The money was supposed to be used to protect transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from “acts of terrorism.” Instead, the Pinellas Suncoast … Read More


Florida Five: Redistricting special election possible this year, Who’s telling the truth in heated HD 15?

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Supervisors: special election is possible this year for revised congressional districts: Elections officials in the counties facing redrawn congressional districts concluded on Tuesday that, contrary to arguments of Republican … Read More


Another Obamacare rate hike: Premiums to spike 13.2 percent

Individual health insurance premiums will increase an average of 13.2 percent in 2015, according to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. That’s on top of this year’s 37 percent combined increase for individual and small group plans. The new rate data comes from health insurance … Read More

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Florida races heat up: Fant vs Renner, who’s telling the truth in HD 15?

Every election cycle, it’s the same. We get to the last month before the primaries, and the otherwise-boring political season of predictable slogans and policy proposals melts into a fiery inferno of traded barbs. Like heat-sensing missiles, mail pieces and media fill the air, delivering blows … Read More

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Fla. mom arrested for allowing son to play at park gets free legal defense

The heavy hand of Florida law enforcement slapped cuffs on a single mother last week for the crime of letting her son play at a neighborhood park by himself. Charged with child neglect, Nicole Gainey faces up to five years in prison. If convicted, her 7-seven-year-old boy could end up in state … Read More


Florida Five: Scott uses Eric Holder’s meddling to his advantage, Legislators headed for stand-off?

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: 'Souls to the polls' slowly making a comeback in Fla.:Early voting in the Aug. 26 statewide primary election starts next week across Florida, and one of the changes the Legislature made in 2013 was to allow early voting on the … Read More


Florida Five: Eric Holder uses power in slimy way to help Dem Charlie Crist, bash Gov Scott

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Feds to monitor Florida election changes; Rick Scott pushes back: Gov. Rick Scott's office and campaign are attacking as "blatantly political" a letter from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announcing that the Justice Department … Read More

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In Miami, prove voter fraud, get a $10,000 reward

The Miami-Dade Police Benevolence Association hopes a plan to offer $10,000 rewards for tips leading to voter-fraud convictions will put the kibosh on phony absentee ballot schemes that have plagued Miami-Dade’s political races for years. “We decided to do this because absentee ballot fraud has … Read More


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

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Marco Rubio is playing with fire on immigration vote: Marco Rubio can be excused if the ghost of John Kerry’s presidential ambitions is haunting him this week. Rubio broke with Senate conservatives on Wednesday by voting to … Read More