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Rick Scott Vow: No New Roads Or Schools

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is saying he wants to cut the state budget by $100 million next year. The Scott admi...

Complaints Roll In Over Florida's New Glitchy Unemployment Site

Posted 12.02.2013 | Miami

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's reelection campaign theme may be "It's Working," but the state's expensive new unemployment claims web site is definitely no...

After Denying Medicaid Expansion, State May Ask For Money Anyway

Times/Herald Bureau | Tia Mitchell | Posted 12.18.2013 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE — Months after Florida lawmakers rejected $51 billion from the federal government to expand Medicaid, state officials are prepared to re...

Florida Congressman Gravely Ill

AP | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida's longest-serving member of Congress is gravely ill. The office of Republican C.W. Bill Youn...

11 Florida Politicians Who Wanted To Continue The Shutdown

Posted 10.18.2013 | Miami

After over two weeks of 2.1 million furloughed workers, closed parks, halted safety inspections, and the estimated loss of $24 billion in economic act...

Good News For State's Unemployed

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Unemployed Floridians are starting to file for jobless claims again. State officials said that a new ...

Check Out Who's Bankrolling His Reelection

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorqodale | Posted 10.16.2013 | Miami

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has raised $18.5 million for his reelection campaign, according to figures tallied by the Tampa Bay Times. Scott's poli...

Florida Rep. Makes Shocking Comments About Lesbian Moms

Posted 10.11.2013 | Miami

Tuesday a Florida republican equated lesbian mothers and drug abusers, labeling both "dysfunctional" and "atypical" households that get in the way of ...

'A Fool's Errand.. A Political Witch Hunt Not Based In Any Reality'

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 12.10.2013 | Miami

LAUDERHILL -- The state's top elections official was in South Florida on Wednesday to push one of Gov. Rick Scott's most controversial moves: An effor...

Florida (Finally) Takes Steps To Revise 'Stand Your Ground'

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 10.09.2013 | Miami

If you hear the pitter patter of tiny feet, it's Florida finally taking baby steps to amend its controversial 'Stand Your Ground' law. Tuesday a Se...

Guess Who's About To Get A Hefty Raise?

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 10.10.2013 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott's top official in charge of recruiting jobs to the state is probably going to ...

Really, Florida? RIGHT NOW?

AP | By GARY FINEOUT | Posted 12.09.2013 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Tens of thousands of unemployed Floridians may be in for a rough time as the state switches to a new system designed to hel...

Scott Administration Admits Voter Purge 'Mistakes'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Florida Governor Rick Scott's (R) administration is acknowledging problems with its attempt to remove noncitizens from state voter rolls during the 20...

What If.

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 12.05.2013 | Miami

It would be a dream for political junkies: U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz vs. former U.S. Rep. Allen West for Florida's U.S. Senate seat in 2016. ...

Is State's New Death Penalty Drug 'Cruel And Unusual Punishment'?

Tampa Bay Times | Steve Bousquet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida is switching to an untried drug for lethal injections, and death row lawyers are poised to fight the change, calling it a poten...

Did Florida Fail This Foster Family?

Sun Sentinel | Marc Freeman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

When the 10-year-old foster child arrived in late summer 2002, he came with tremendous baggage: Sexually molested as a toddler; raised in poverty and ...

Guess Who's Got The Double-Digit Lead?

Posted 12.02.2013 | Miami

It's not you, Charlie Crist: it's Rick Scott. A new poll shows the incumbent Republican governor of Florida is struggling so much that Crist, who ...

Devastating Photos Of Florida Pollution Will Fill You With Rage

Posted 10.03.2013 | Miami

On Thursday, Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) will present shocking photos of polluted Florida waterways to Congress "so that Washington can see the press...

Here Are The Twitter Handles Of Florida Reps Who Voted For Shutdown

Posted 10.01.2013 | Miami

After Congress failed to reach a spending agreement Monday night, the United States government is now partially shut down -- meaning about 800,000 fe...

Charlie Crist And Nan Rich Compete For Attention

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 11.29.2013 | Miami

WEST PALM BEACH -- -- Hundreds of South Florida Democrats gathered Saturday night, united by a burning desire: to get rid of Gov. Rick Scott. They're...

Why Are Florida Democrats Struggling So Much?

The Tampa Tribune | JAMES L. ROSICA | Posted 11.30.2013 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE -- After his new party's recent political woes, Charlie Crist's biggest problem as would-be Democratic candidate for governor may not be t...

Of Course This Is What Google Street Captured At Florida Capitol

Posted 10.03.2013 | Miami

With its spontaneity and pervasiveness, Google Street View often captures the true essence of a place. In Miami, weird news central, a Google camer...

WATCH: This City Hall Proposal Almost Redeems Florida's Reputation As 'Anti-Gay'

Posted 09.27.2013 | Miami

Despite Florida's reputation as an "anti-gay state," a recent public and very heartwarming marriage proposal hints that the atmosphere is a lot more w...

Gimenez On Obamacare Navigators: 'We Welcome The Federal Government'

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 09.25.2013 | Miami

Miami-Dade, where a third of the residents are uninsured, may follow Broward and Pinellas counties in defying Florida's ban on Obamacare navigators at...

Two Florida Counties To Defy Rick Scott

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 09.25.2013 | Miami

One week away from the start of the Affordable Care Act, at least two Florida counties have announced plans to defy the state's ban on Obamacare navig...