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3 hrs ago | Skift

Orlando Sees Record Tourism Job Growth Over Last 12 Months

The number of leisure and hospitality jobs jumped by 5.5 percent during the past 12 months, according to new state and federal employment data.


Related Topix: Marketing, US Governors

7 hrs ago | Business Journal

Medical Marijuana: Plant nursery owner details foray into industry

Antoine de Vallois and his parents grow tropical flowers for a living. They don't know the first thing about growing marijuana.


Related Topix: Marijuana, US Governors

11 hrs ago | Palm Beach Post

State community associations tackle drones, medical marijuana

Community associations in Florida are preparing to tackle more than the typical complaints of overweight pets and kiddies in the 55-plussers hot tub.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Florida, US Governors, Smoking, Medicine, Health

Fri Aug 22, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Records show Gov. Rick Scott's office put up barriers to public records

Gov. Rick Scott launched Project Sunburst two years ago to give the public easy access to his emails and those of his staff and promised it would become a "unprecedented, transparent window into how state government works."


Related Topix: US Governors, Tallahassee, FL


4 Most Powerful Quotes From Florida's Latest Marriage Equality Ruling

U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle Thursday issued an emphatic ruling that finds Florida's marriage ban to be unconstitutional .


Related Topix: US News, US Governors

Palm Beach Post

Gay Democratic leaders say Bondi, Scott should drop same-sex marriage appeals

Gay Democratic leaders Friday called on Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi to not appeal a federal judge's decision overturning the state's voter-approved same sex marriage ban.


Related Topix: Wedding, US Governors, Tallahassee, FL, US News, US Supreme Court

Business Journal

Fant, Renner clash for Jacksonville in Florida House Race

Both oppose the expansion of Medicaid, or pretty much anything the state could do to implement President Barack Obama 's signature health-care law, and blast what they see as the federal government's growing encroachment into the lives of Floridians.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Governors

The Florida Times-Union

Lawsuit filed by Jacksonville attorneys lead federal judge to...

Pictured here are the plaintiffs in the same-sex marriage lawsuit. From l-r Stephen Schlairet/Charles Jones/James Brenner /Ozzie Russ.


Related Topix: Florida, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, US News, US Supreme Court, ACLU, US Governors

Washington Times

Acquitted mayor asks Supreme Court for job back

The suspended mayor of Miami Lakes has turned to the Florida Supreme Court in an effort to win back his job at city hall after his acquittal on federal corruption charges.


Related Topix: US Governors

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Scott touts projects on campaign stop During a visit to Daytona Beach ...

During a visit to Daytona Beach on Thursday Gov. Rick Scott touted a major roadway construction project for Volusia County and other economic achievements under his leadership as part of his campaign for re-election.


Related Topix: Daytona Beach, FL, US Governors, Volusia County, FL

News Max

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Vows Record Education Spending in Re-election Bid

Governor Rick Scott, under intense criticism by his main opponent for cuts in school spending, on Thursday promised record spending on education next year if he wins a tough re-election campaign.


Related Topix: US Governors, Florida, Florida Government, Education Etc., Charlie Crist

News 4 Jax

Rich: Voters will choose 'real Democrat'

Former Sen. Nan Rich is hoping a solid lifetime record as a Democrat, 28 months of campaigning and outreach to the hardcore grassroots of her party are enough to overcome the name recognition and millions of dollars raised by Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist in Tuesday's primary for governor.


Related Topix: US News, Charlie Crist, US Governors

News Talk Florida

Per Student Spending: Highest In Florida History Next Year

PER STUDENT SPENDING WILL BE HIGHEST IN FLORIDA HISTORY NEXT YEAR Will propose an increase in total state funding for education to over $19.6 billion Governor Rick Scott said, "I am proud to announce that in the upcoming legislative session we will propose an increase in Florida's per-pupil spending to the highest level in our state's history.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, US Governors, Education Etc.

The Orlando Sentinel

Charlie Crist is 'courageous,' John Morgan says

Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan is spearheading a move to pass a constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in the state, putting millions of dollars of his own money and his considerable public-speaking skills behind it.


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


Immigration Activists Urge Obama To Include Detainees In Upcoming Executive Action

A group of seven young activists risked arrest Wednesday outside one of the most notorious private prisons in the country: the Broward Transitional Center , run by the corporation GEO Group.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, US Governors, Jerry Brown

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Creative Loafing Tampa

Florida DOC Secretary vows to correct serious problems in state prisons

A year ago, the Legislature and Governor Rick Scott authorized the privatization of health care services to the state's Department of Corrections.


Related Topix: US Governors, Tampa, FL

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Gov. Scott stops in Bonita Springs for 'Let's Keep Florida Working' tour

Scott stopped at the Chamber of Commerce in Bonita Springs where he shared plans to put money into airports, sea ports, aerospace and roads.


Related Topix: US Governors, Bonita Springs, FL, University of Central Florida

Capital Soup

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Announce 2014 Hispanic...

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott today announced the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month contests and invite students in kindergarten through 12th grades to participate in the art and essay contests.


Related Topix: US Governors, Florida, Florida Government, Florida College

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Bay area wins big in Scott campaign push

The governor was at the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, talking about the transportation part of his re-election campaign.


Related Topix: US Governors

The News Tribune

Scandals hiding in plain sight

A rash of relatively convoluted, thoroughly unsexy political scandals involving governors is moving through the country.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Andrew Cuomo