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  • Rubio to headline annual Connecticut Republican fundraiser

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who recently declared his candidacy for president, is headlining the Connecticut Republican Party's annual fundraising dinner. State GOP chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. announced Monday that Rubio will keynote the 37th Annual...
  • Passage of utility easements bill would be a disaster for taxpayers

    Passage of utility easements bill would be a disaster for taxpayers
    "Severe negative fiscal impact." It's not every day that staff of the Florida Legislature uses such forceful and direct words to describe what is likely to happen if a bill were to become law. This language comes from an analysis of two bills (SB 896...
  • Marco Rubio: New face -- with old ideas

    Marco Rubio: New face -- with old ideas
        You must admit, it is amusing. One of the biggest complaints we've heard from Republicans about Barack Obama is: Boy, were we wrong to elect a first-term senator as president. We'll never make that mistake again! Now look at Ted Cruz, Rand...
  • Longtime Marco Rubio-Jeb Bush alliance fades in GOP contest

    Ties between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, political allies for more than a decade, are fraying as the Republican presidential campaign picks up. In public, mentor Bush and protege Rubio have avoided criticizing each other...
  • 26 specialty license plates under the gun to sell more

    26 specialty license plates under the gun to sell more
    Apparently, trees are not cool enough for Florida drivers. Neither are parents, troops and at least four professional sports entities. All have specialty license plates that could be phased out under a bill requiring 4,000 tags be sold or they would be...
  • Viable medical marijuana program a must

    Viable medical marijuana program a must
    Last November's push to bring medical marijuana to Florida came up short. Amendment 2 just missed the 60 percent threshold, but advocates believe they'll do better in 2016. They certainly don't have much faith in their elected officials. Even though the...
  • Stark choices ahead if no one caves

    Stark choices ahead if no one caves
    The partisan gridlock in Washington has nothing on the partisan gridlock in Tallahassee, except for one key difference: The Republican Party of Florida controls everything in the state capital and this year, its leaders are waging the ugliest intramural...
  • Marco Rubio: War an option to stop nuclear Iran

    Presidential candidate Marco Rubio says the United States must do whatever is necessary, including going to war, to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power. "Iran doesn't need nuclear power, peaceful nuclear power," Florida's Republican U.S. senator...
  • Listen to reason on health care: Editorial

    Listen to reason on health care: Editorial
    Florida House leaders are dead set against a bipartisan Senate plan to provide private health insurance to 800,000 working poor Floridians with billions of federal dollars — so dead set against it that they've thrown this year's legislative...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for April 18

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FORMER US CONGRESSMAN FIGHTING ETHICS CHARGES AND FINES A Florida government commission says former U.S. Rep. David Rivera broke the state ethics law while he...
  • Police body cam videos should be available to public

    Police body cam videos should be available to public
    The Florida Senate is expected to approve a bill that would limit public access to video recorded by police body cameras. The measure is intended to balance privacy rights with public interests, but the public would get the short end of the deal....