Mary Thomas bails on CD 2 debate in Tallahassee

There was a conspicuous absence during a debate Tuesday between the candidates for Congress in Florida’s second district — Republican …

Irv Slosberg gives another $378K to SD 31 campaign, now over $1M in loans

Boca Raton Democratic Rep. Irv Slosberg put another $378,000 of his own money on the line in the Senate District …

Advocates extoll the virtues of Amendment 4 in roundtable discussion at USFSP campus

Supporters of expanding the use of solar power in Florida held a roundtable discussion on the University of South Florida-St. …

Marco Rubio on Donald Trump: First a con man, now better than Hillary Clinton

A dangerous, erratic, con man with the worst spray tan ever. That’s how Sen. Marco Rubio described Donald Trump when …

Florida DOH identifies cases of locally transmitted Zika in Pinellas

Pinellas County has its first case of locally transmitted Zika. The Department of Health is investigating five new cases of …

Influence and Policy

Vern Buchanan pushes bipartisan bill that would crack down on financial scamming of seniors

As Congressman Vern Buchanan waits to learn which Democrat he’ll face in November, he called today on Congress to help protect seniors against …

Richard Corcoran updates House members on leadership, staffing changes

House Speaker-designate Richard Corcoran updated members on committees, House leadership, and staffing changes Tuesday. The memo was meant to give …

Realtors join up with Kathy Castor to push for student debt reduction legislation

With nearly seven out of every 10 college graduates contending with a student debt topping more than $35,000, the immediate economic future of …
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PSC opens hearings on FPL rate hike

The Florida Public Service Commission opened hearings Monday on Florida Power & Light Co.’s request for nearly $1.3 billion in …
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