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Kirsten Gillibrand Backs Gwen Graham for Governor

Continuing her bid to be Florida’s next governor, former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., announced on Tuesday that she had won the endorsement of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY. 

Two Coast Guard Cutters Headed to NAS Pensacola

Two Coast Guard cutters will be homeported in the Florida Panhandle in the immediate future. 

Political Anger to Blame for Congressional Shooting, Poll Says

A new poll shows more than half of Americans believe a climate full of political anger is what led a gunman to open fire on Republican congressmen as they practiced for a charity baseball event this week.

SFWMD Takes Preemptive Action against Expected Weekend Deluge

South Florida is due for rain and plenty of it over the next five days, but South Florida Water Management District staff say they have plans in place to control additional flood water from local governments, drainage districts and homeowner associations.

Summer storms and the outer edges of a tropical disturbance in the northwest Caribbean are forecast to bring as much as 2-8 inches of rain across South Florida by the end of the weekend, says District in press statement released Thursday.

Rick Scott Expected to Sign Controversial HB 7069 into Law

A controversial K-12 education bill is expected to become law Thursday after Gov. Rick Scott gave the legislation his blessing despite mixed reactions over whether or not the bill would truly be a boost to the state's public school students.

Scott Vetoes SB 374, Negron's Higher Education Bill

Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday vetoed Senate Bill 374 relating to postsecondary education. The bill was one of Senate President Joe Negron's top priorities.

In his veto letter, the governor acknowledged the importance of the Florida College System -- shortchanged on funding for 2017-18.

Writes Scott, "While the bill makes positive changes to several State University System programs, and there are many provisions I think would be good for students, it does so at the expense of the Florida College System."

Alcee Hastings Endorses Andrew Gillum for Governor

Alcee HastingsFlorida congressman Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., is endorsing Andrew Gillum for governor.

Denise Grimsley Brings in $71,000 in May

Commissioner of Agriculture hopeful and state Sen. Denise Grimsley reeled in over $71,000 in total post-session.

Liberal Group Democracy for America Endorses Andrew Gillum

On Monday, liberal group Democracy for America (DFA), founded by former Gov. Howard Dean of Vermont who won national attention for his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004, endorsed Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum to be Florida’s next governor. 

GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Bob White Gives Special Session Low Marks

Bob White, the chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida and currently a candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, gave the Florida Legislature low marks for the special session it held last week. 

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