Florida Politics

Despite AHCA punt, Rick Scott and Lenny Curry want to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare

The biggest political setback for the Donald Trump administration, thus far: the failure to get the American Health Care Act even to the …

Palm Beach tax collector joins growing list of Dems behind Andrew Gillum

Anne Gannon, the tax collector for Palm Beach County and a delegate for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention …
Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee’s mission: To keep the world from ‘spoiling’

Now that he’s dispensed with the possibility of running for political office again, former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says …

Jared Kushner, taking new White House role, faces rare scrutiny

Jared Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in …

Watchdog to examine cost, security of Donald Trump’s Florida trips

A government watchdog will examine the taxpayer-funded travel costs when President Donald Trump travels to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Alimony legislation dead for 2017, sponsor says

Good news for opponents of this year’s alimony overhaul, and bad news for its supporters: The bills are dead for …

Report: Insured patients pay for drugs based on list price, not discounted rate

Out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs has more than doubled over the past 10 years, and insurers are not passing drug …

Senate continues to roll bill making secretary of state an elected position

A bill to make Secretary of State an elected, Cabinet-level post advanced Wednesday through the Senate Rules Committee. Legislation by Fernandina …
2017-18 Constitution Revision Commission

Progressive groups slam constitutional rewrite panel’s ‘lack of transparency’

A coalition of progressive interests, including the League of Women Voters of Florida, on Wednesday chided the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) …
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