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  • Parasailing bill heads to Gov. Scott

    Parasailing bill heads to Gov. Scott
    After falling silent for nearly a month, a bill that would impose stricter rules on commercial parasailing operators passed through both the Florida House and Senate Thursday and now heads to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature. Two Pompano Beach...
  • New Scott ad continues sniping over tuition hikes

    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott's ad-buying fund has released a new ad taking more shots at Democratic candidate Charlie Crist over higher education costs which were allowed to increase under his watch. The line of attack centers on Crist's decision in...
  • House passes non-euphoric medical marijuana bill

    House passes non-euphoric medical marijuana bill
    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House passed a plan Thursday to legalize a non-euphoric version of marijuana under the auspices of helping cancer patients and families with children suffering from degenerative epilepsy. The bill, SB 1030, would create a...
  • Scott signs 'Charlotte's Web' medical pot bill

    Scott signs 'Charlotte's Web' medical pot bill
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Monday that legalizes a form of medical marijuana touted as way to help relieve symptoms for children with epilepsy and cancer patients. The Republican-controlled Legislature made a policy about-face this...
  • Scott signs stadium bill that helps Orlando MLS, Daytona Speedway

    Scott signs stadium bill that helps Orlando MLS, Daytona Speedway
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that could provide an taxpayer infusion for Orlando's planned soccer stadium and other sports stadium projects statewide. The bill, HB 7095, passed the Florida Legislature on the last day of...
  • Scott camp goes after Crist's wife for not releasing tax returns

    TALLAHASSEE -- Now spouses are fair game in Florida's ever-more-nasty gubernatorial fight. Democrat gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist released three years' worth of tax returns Wednesday, in response to a statewide Republican advertising  by...
  • Crist tells teachers 'it's over' for Rick Scott

    Crist tells teachers 'it's over' for Rick Scott
    TALLAHASSEE – Democratic candidate Charlie Crist made his bid to win his old job back official Monday, filing for governor and using the occasion to hold a round-table discussion with teachers who blasted incumbent Gov. Rick Scott. About a dozen...
  • After blind trust brouhaha, Scott, Crist disclose finances

    After blind trust brouhaha, Scott, Crist disclose finances
    TALLAHASSEE -- Following a lawsuit challenging a Florida law that lets politicians shield their investments from the public, Gov. Rick Scott and his main Democratic challenger both released financial records Monday detailing their investments and net...
  • Bill curbing student discipline over gun play heads to Gov. Scott

    Bill curbing student discipline over gun play heads to Gov. Scott
    A bill that would curb schools’ abilities to discipline, suspend and expel students for simulating guns or wearing clothing depicting firearms is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature. State senators gave final approval, 32-6, to the so-...
  • Despite all eyes on Crist, Broward's Nan Rich qualifies for Democratic gubernatorial primary

    Despite all eyes on Crist, Broward's Nan Rich qualifies for Democratic gubernatorial primary
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's gubernatorial showdown is already a two-horse race in the eyes of many. But Democratic former state Sen. Nan Rich of Weston made it clear Tuesday she isn't giving Charlie Crist a free pass to her party's nomination. Rich filed...
  • Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session

    Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers released a re-drawn congressional map Thursday which would shift the contours of seven U.S. House districts spread throughout Central Florida. On the first day of a court-ordered special session, House Speaker Will Weatherford,...