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17 min ago | CBS Local

'Pot Trucks' On Tap In Florida?

Health regulators have proposed a revised rule which could allow Florida pot dispensers to truck their products to the patients.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Drugs, Marijuana, Lottery, US Governors

17 min ago | Click Orlando

Election 2014: Local 6 talks with Crist



Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Education, Family, Kids

1 hr ago | St. Petersburg Times

Once a U.S. Sugar foe, Scott now accepts its campaign contributions and hunting hospitality

Before he was governor, Rick Scott attacked another Florida politician for accepting campaign funds from U.S. Sugar.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Adam Putnam, Florida, US Governors, Agriculture, Science, Fort Walton Beach, FL

4 hrs ago | Capital Soup

Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Endorses Governor Rick...

Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Endorses Governor Rick Scott and Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera for November 2014 Election Florida Governor, Lt.


Related Topix: Florida, US Governors, Tampa, FL, Wesley Chapel, FL

8 hrs ago | Capital Soup

Governor Scott Announces STEM Teacher Summer Residency Initiative Ramping Up

Governor Rick Scott will announce today that 19 Florida companies - including Embraer and Northrup Gruman - are interesting in taking part in the Governor's new STEM teacher summer residency initiative.


Related Topix: US Governors, Gulf Power, Energy

12 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Politicians, lobbyists and free trips - a recipe for trouble

Some of the politicians were charged with crimes. Others were thrown out of office by voters who decided these power-drunk Democrats needed a permanent vacation.


Related Topix: US News, US Governors, Speakers, Opinion

16 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

Retailers count on tax 'holiday' for bump in sales

The Florida Retail Federation fully supports the upcoming three-day sales tax "holiday" on back-to-school items, with stores expecting to see a 30 percent increase in sales for the weekend.


Related Topix: Florida, US Governors

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Slate Magazine

The GOP's Latino Dilemma

Last year, in a rare moment of political lucidity, Republicans gave themselves good advice on appealing to Latino voters.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors

Capital Soup

Legislative Leadership: Crist's Plan To Circumvent Legislature Is Unacceptable

Today, Senate President Don Gaetz, Senate President-Designate Andy Gardiner, House Speaker Will Weatherford, House Speaker-Designate Steve Crisafulli and Rick Scott for Florida Chairman John Thrasher released a joint statement on Charlie Crist's plans to circumvent the legislature with five executive orders: "Charlie Crist says he is a 'man of the ... (more)


Related Topix: Florida, US Governors, Florida Government, Charlie Crist


Audi tests driverless car on Florida expressway

Audi this week tested a self-driving car on a Tampa expressway that had been recently designated as an automated driving and connected car test bed.


Related Topix: Audi A7, Audi, Sedan, US Governors

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Scott agrees to 3 debates; Crist wants more

Scott agrees to 3 debates; Crist wants more Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he will participate in three debates this fall.


Related Topix: US Governors, Tallahassee, FL, Charlie Crist

Business Journal

Florida Medical Association ties Medicaid expansion, physician payments

The Florida Medical Association has backed the idea of accepting federal money to expand Medicaid eligibility - but with a major caveat.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Medicare, US Governors

CBS Local

Judge Upholds Blind Trust Law

A state law allowing elected officials to set up blind trusts does not violate the Florida Constitution's open-government requirements, a Leon County judge ruled Monday, clearing the way for Gov. Rick Scott to continue to shield his assets from the public and himself.


Related Topix: US Governors, Leon County, FL

Mon Jul 28, 2014


Last day to register for August primaries in Fla.

Monday marks the last day you can register to vote or change your part for the primaries on August 26. Last day to register for August primaries in Fla.


Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL, Leon County, FL, US Governors

11th Circuit: Constitutional to Bar Doctors from Asking Patients About Firearm Ownership

On July 25 the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit "eliminated the injunction" against the enforcement of Florida's "gun gag" law, which restricts doctors from asking patients if they own a firearm unless asking is necessary to a patient's treatment.


Related Topix: Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Guns, US Governors


Satanists Demand Religious Exemption From Abortion Restrictions, Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling

The Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision, which allowed some for-profit companies to claim a religious exemption to Obamacare's contraception mandate, has sparked a heated debate over the definition of religious liberty and its role in modern society .


Related Topix: Abortion, Women's Health, Health, US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

Business Journal

Audi automated car test a boost for Tampa Bay's tech-sector profile

Gov. Rick Scott in the passenger seat of an Audi being used in automated car tests in Tampa on Monday.


Related Topix: US Governors

Business Wire

Miami New Construction Show Announces Gov. Rick Scott as Keynote Speaker

Governor Scott will address convention attendees about the resurgent real estate market and economic climate in South Florida and elsewhere around the state.


Related Topix: US Governors, Florida, Real Estate

Capital Soup

Republican Party of Florida Releases New TV Ad "Jobs"

Today, the Republican Party of Florida released a new TV ad, "Jobs." The ad features Floridians sharing their views on Rick Scott's commitment to job creation versus Charlie Crist's record of economic failure.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Small Business, Personal Finance, Port Orange, FL

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Slammed Florida ratepayers rip Citizens Property spending as 'outrageous'

TALLAHASSEE — Tough rules imposed by Florida’s insurer of last resort are slamming thousands, including a 97-year-old widow losing coverage entirely, but customers see hardball tactics for them and a relaxed attitude for globetrotting brass at state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. The company’s chairman paid back travel costs ... (more)


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