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Flags Held at Half-Staff for Fort Lauderdale Airport Victims

Gov. Rick Scott announced the flags in Florida will be held at half-staff to remember the victims of the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting.

Floridians' Top 10 Consumer Complaints in 2016

Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Adam Putnam today released the top 10 consumer complaints filed with his department in 2016. Complaints about violations of the state’s Do Not Call list were the most common complaint this year, followed by complaints related to fuel and gasoline, cable services and motor vehicle repair. In addition, the department recovered $2,965,000 for Florida consumers in 2016.
 

3 South Florida Democrats Announce Big Win for Everglades Restoration

U.S. Reps, Lois Frankel, Ted Deutch and and Patrick Murphy, all South Florida Democrats -- this morning celebrated the federal authorization of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), with a press conference in West Palm Beach.

Nearly Half of Voters Think Trump Made Santa's 'Naughty List'

Santa’s made his list and checked it twice, but nearly half of voters say President-elect Donald Trump will be receiving a lump of coal this year for Christmas. 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Doubles Down Against Obama's Cuba Policies

Two years after President Barack Obama announced the start of normalization efforts with the Castro regime in Cuba, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., one of the leading Republicans on Capitol Hill on international issues, continued to oppose those policies. 

Richard Corcoran and Lobbying Showcased in New Influence Magazine

The latest issue of Influence magazine from publisher Peter Schorsch was released on Monday. With a knowing nod to summer blockbuster “Captain America: Civil War,” the cover story looks at how new state House Speaker Richard Corcoran’s, R-Lutz, new rules will impact lobbying in Tallahassee. The new issue also looks at rising stars and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. Check it out here

 

Ballard Partners and Chicago's All-Circo Announce Strategic Alliance

Florida government affairs firm Ballard Partners announced Thursday "a strategic alliance" with Chicago-based All-Circo, Inc., which Ballard calls one of the most respected political consulting firms in the Midwest.
 

Vern Buchanan: No Pardon for Bowe Bergdahl

With the New York Times reporting that Bowe Bergdahl, the Army deserter who was caught by terrorist forces and exchanged for five terrorists, is now asking President Barack Obama for a presidential pardon, a Florida congressman stressed his opposition on Tuesday. 

Donald Trump (and Entourage) Will Feast at Mar-a-Lago for Thanksgiving

Stay off the roads Thursday, Palm Beach. Donald Trump's coming home to Mar-a-Lago for Thankgiving.

Already we've seen the Federal Aviation Administration dish out major flight restrictions above the swish private club on Palm Beach.

And expect a partial shut-down of A1A. The sprawling, wide-open-to-the-water Mar-a-Lago should be a Secret Service nightmare.

It will mark Trump's first time back to his second-favorite home since he won the presidential election.

Rubio Legislation Would Prevent Federal Bailout Money for Obamacare Insurers

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and a like-minded coalition of Republican lawmakers are wasting no time in dealing with Obamacare. They have introduced the HHS Slush Fund Elimination Act, a bill they hope will prevent the use of federal funds to rescue companies from Affordable Care Act costs.

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