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Gov. Scott Signs Bills to Overhaul Child Welfare

Gov. Scott Signs Bills to Overhaul Child Welfare

Gov. Rick Scott has signed a sweeping bill aimed at overhauling the child-welfare system after hundreds of... Read »

Jun 23, 2014
Qualifying for Florida Elections Wraps Up

Qualifying for Florida Elections Wraps Up

Dozens of state legislators earned new terms in office as Florida's qualifying period for the 2014 election... Read »

Jun 22, 2014
Warning Shot Bill Signed by Scott

Warning Shot Bill Signed by Scott

Floridians who fire a warning shot or threaten to use a gun could avoid criminal prosecution under a law... Read »

Jun 21, 2014
Scott Signs Law Giving Money to Pro Teams

Scott Signs Law Giving Money to Pro Teams

Pro sports teams and the Daytona International Speedway will get millions in taxpayer help under a bill... Read »

Jun 20, 2014
5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy

5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy

Rep. Kevin McCarthy was chosen by his House peers Thursday to succeed outgoing House Majority Leader Eric... Read »

Jun 19, 2014
Lethal Injections Back in the Spotlight

Lethal Injections Back in the Spotlight

Over the next 24 hours, Florida and two others states are set to execute prisoners by lethal Read »

Jun 17, 2014
Floridians Getting Break on Insurance Bills

Floridians Getting Break on Insurance Bills

Floridians are going to get a slight break on their insurance bills next year. Read »

Jun 17, 2014
Fla. Congressional Map Awaits Judge's Ruling

Fla. Congressional Map Awaits Judge's Ruling

A Florida judge deciding a landmark trial has been given starkly different views of whether legislators violated the... Read »

Jun 16, 2014
Scott Signs Bill Approving Use of Pot Strain

Scott Signs Bill Approving Use of Pot Strain

Some patients in Florida are going to be able to use a strain of low-potency marijuana under a bill signed into law... Read »

Jun 16, 2014
Gov. Scott's Stake in Oil Company Questioned

Gov. Scott's Stake in Oil Company Questioned

Environmentalists are targeting Gov. Rick Scott for his investment in a French energy company that is involved... Read »

Jun 15, 2014
Scott Signs Almost 100 Bills

Scott Signs Almost 100 Bills

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law on Friday dozens of measures covering everything from flood... Read »

Jun 13, 2014
Largest Florida Gay Rights Group Endorses Crist

Largest Florida Gay Rights Group Endorses Crist

Florida's largest gay rights group endorsed Charlie Crist for governor Thursday, boosting the liberal credentials of... Read »

Jun 12, 2014
George H.W. Bush Makes Birthday Parachute Jump

George H.W. Bush Makes Birthday Parachute Jump

Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 90th birthday at his family's seaside retreat in Maine,... Watch »

Jun 13, 2014
Hershey Sues Maryland Lawmaker Over Campaign Logo

Hershey Sues Maryland Lawmaker Over Campaign Logo

The Hershey company says a Maryland candidate is milking its classic chocolate bar for political Read »

Jun 11, 2014
Future For Beckham Stadium Unknown

Future For Beckham Stadium Unknown

Now that two different sites are off the table for a potential Major League Soccer Stadium; the question is what is... Watch »

Jun 11, 2014
NBC's Chuck Todd Explains House GOP Leader's Stunning Loss

NBC's Chuck Todd Explains House GOP Leader's Stunning Loss

NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd explains what cost House Majority Leader Eric Cantor his congressional... Watch »

Jun 10, 2014
Graham Avoids Runoff in SC

Graham Avoids Runoff in SC

Incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham avoided a runoff and easily coasted to victory against tea party challengers in South... Read »

Jun 10, 2014
Billionaire GOP Donor Targets Pot in Fla.

Billionaire GOP Donor Targets Pot in Fla.

One of the world's richest men has decided to roll into a political battle over whether Florida should... Read »

Jun 10, 2014
House GOP Leader Cantor Loses Primary in Huge Upset

House GOP Leader Cantor Loses Primary in Huge Upset

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost his GOP primary to a tea party challenger, in a stunning upset that... Watch »

Jun 11, 2014
Scott Switches Positions on Immigration Ahead of Election

Scott Switches Positions on Immigration Ahead of Election

When Rick Scott made his maverick push for Florida governor four years ago, the Republican took a hard line against... Read »

Jun 9, 2014
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