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Hillsborough commissioners recognize Doug Belden before a roomful of county notables.
TALLAHASSEE — Harming a fetus while committing a crime — no matter how small the embryo — would carry stiffer penalties under a proposed law now awaiting Florida Gov. Rick Scott's signature.
The Republican Party of Florida on Wednesday called out Charlie Crist's flip-flop on in-state tuition for children of illegal immigrants.
Try to follow the logic here: (You'll know you're on the right track when you start feeling dizzy.)
Beverly Young, widow of the late Rep. C.W. Bill Young, is upset with David Jolly for not retaining her husband's legislative staff.
The Tampa Bay Times and WTSP-10 News will partner with the University of South Florida to present a statewide televised gubernatorial debate this fall.
But experts say the claim that it is the most damaging U.S. case ever is reasonable.
State Rep. Dane Eagle, R-Cape Coral, was arrested Monday morning and charged with DUI, according to the Tallahassee police.
Lucas Overby, a Libertarian who won nearly 5-percent of the vote in last month's special congressional election in Pinellas County, said he has decided not to run for the seat in the regularly scheduled election this fall.
TALLAHASSEE — Facing a friendly Democratic crowd Tuesday, Charlie Crist called Gov. Rick Scott "a disaster" for Florida and predicted "the nightmare will be over" when he wins in November.
TALLAHASSEE — Children's advocates on Monday showed the first sign that they may not be backing the House's sweeping rewrite of the state's child welfare laws, saying the proposal may produce only superficial reforms and may not result in substantial changes that protect children.
TALLAHASSEE — A procedural maneuver could save a bill seeking to grant in-state college tuition rates to undocumented immigrants.
Gov. Rick Scott isn't the only one attacking presumptive gubernatorial rival Charlie Crist. An outside group called Progressive Choice Florida has taken a few shots as well — although there's some question as to which side the group is on.
TALLAHASSEE — In the wake of a bloody year for Florida youngsters, lawmakers have pledged to repair the state's frayed safety net for abused and neglected children.
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Gov. Rick Scott was just about to kick his Hispanic outreach campaign into gear when two top Republicans in the Florida Senate complicated the effort by unexpectedly blocking a priority bill that would give in-state tuition rates to some undocumented immigrants.
TALLAHASSEE — For years, county officials say, they've had to shoulder too much of the cost of dealing with young offenders. In recent years, they say, the state has overbilled them $140-million for juvenile justice costs, sparking legal action.
SEMINOLE — Sheriff Bob Gualtieri helped Pinellas County struggle through the dark days of prescription drug "pill mills,'' when shady clinics doled out lethal opiates just for the asking.
TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Don Gaetz made a public records bill one of his top priorities this session, only to see it stall in the Florida House.
Legislation would affect sex trafficking, homeless youths and Supreme Court nods.
ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County commissioners are not bound by term limits approved by voters more than a decade ago, an appeals court affirmed Wednesday.
The Republican Party of Florida says it does not engage in GOP primaries, but nearly $300,000 of its money has landed in a Super PAC supporting congressional candidate Lizbeth Benacquisto, newly filed campaign finance records show.
"Give me Scott." Democrat Charlie Crist issued that implicit debate challenge to Gov. Rick Scott during an impromptu caught-on-video meeting Monday with Lt. Gov. Carlos-Lopez Cantera.
Democrat Alex Sink has decided not to run for Congress again this year, meaning there will not be a rematch of the nationally watched and extraordinarily costly campaign that Sink lost in Pinellas County a little over a month ago by less than 2 percentage points.
The statement "My state of Florida is now the third-largest state. We have surpassed New York in population."
A white Florida politician shows support for a black leader and click! Cameras capture the moment with grave consequences for the white politician. Partisan politics? Racism? Both?
In a statewide election year when both parties are courting Florida's growing Hispanic vote, the Legislature is debating giving in-state college tuition to young illegal immigrants known as "Dreamers."
Another Sunday, another set of misrepresentations about the Affordable Care Act.
Jeb Bush says he hasn't made up his mind about running for president in 2016, but the overwhelming verdict from 121 of Florida's most plugged-in politicos is that Bush ultimately will take the plunge.
There are few sure bets when it comes to your state Legislature.