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44 min ago | New York Magazine
Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich talks with contributor Eric Benson about the biggest stories in politics and culture.
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BEFORE JOINING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE. THE GOVERNOR WAS 85 YEARS OLD. RIGHT NOW CRACKING DOWN ON CHILD SEX PREDATORS, LAWMAKERS PASS THE SERIES OF HISTORIC BILLS TO TOUGHEN SEX OFFENDER LAWS.
6 hrs ago | ABC News
Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who guided the state through a period of school busing to achieve integration in the 1970s, died early Thursday.
6 hrs ago | The Miami Herald
Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who in recent months has battled pneumonia and hip replacement surgery, is back in the hospital with family members close by his side, and close friends describe his condition as worsening.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who urged a crackdown on immigration four years ago, is throwing his support behind a bill that would allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally.
A measure to suspend sales tax Aug. 1-3 on clothing, backpacks and shoes less than $75, school supplies less than $15 and computers and accessories less than $750 made its first Senate committee stop Monday where it was unanimously approved.
State economists are meeting Wednesday to draw up estimates on how much money the state is expected to collect in taxes.
In recent years, efforts by Rick Scott and the GOP-led Legislature to combat what they say is voting fraud have not been a political winner for them.
It didn't take long for media outlets and national Republicans to paint Democrat Alex Sink's Tuesday night loss to GOP candidate David Jolly in Florida's 13th District special election as a referendum on the Affordable Care Act.
The Florida Legislature has been busy writing up bills willy-nilly these past few weeks, all in an effort to make the Sunshine State not so ridiculous in the eyes of the rest of the nation.
Prospects for the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida via constitutional amendment got a lot brighter this weekend as the Miami Herald released results of an internal Republican poll on the issue.
GOP groups flooded the race with about $5 million, compensating for Jolly's weak fundraising and lackluster campaign.
Amazon started taking advance orders for Gov. Rick Scott's new book, "Chasing Sunshine: Remarkable People Who Found the American Dream in Florida," on Tuesday, saying on the website that it will be available by April 15. "Let the sun shine on fresh starts, second chances, and boundless opportunity," reads the description .
Florida is one of the few states on track to meet White House projections for enrollment in health plans under the Affordable Care Act.
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As we predicted last year , Florida's campaign-finance "reform" passed last session left a glaring loophole: not requiring the state parties to file reports on which companies and causes were filling their coffers as frequently as for candidates.
Over the past week, we've seen a spate of media activity concerning the safety of the steam generators at St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant .