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Predictions for Florida Politics in 2019

Following the 2018 election, new leaders will man the helm Florida. Below is a list of predictions for the Sunshine State's political news in 2019. 5. Florida Lt. Gov. Jeanette Núñez will emerge as a...

Ron DeSantis: Time for the Groveland Four to Have Justice

“Seventy years is a long time to wait, but it is never too late to do the right thing.”

Marco Rubio Calls for Pardoning the Groveland Four

In 2016, both the city of Groveland and Lake County offered full apologies to the surviving family members of the Groveland Four. The Legislature has acted as well, voting unanimously for a full pardon in 2017 but Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet never acted on that request. 
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Rick Scott, Visit Florida Go to Bat for Panhandle Tourism After Hurricane Michael

On Friday, Scott showcased a Visit Florida program to help the region. 

Marco Rubio Pushes for USDA Funds to Help Hurricane Michael Victims

On Friday, with the Senate trying to advance an appropriations bill and avoid a government shutdown, Rubio called on U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, to send U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) emergency appropriations for states affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael as part of the final bill. 
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First Six Months of 2018 Saw Sharp Decrease in Crime Across Florida

In the first half of the year, crime dropped across the Sunshine State according to the Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report released this week. The report finds 24,564 fewer reported index crimes in the first half...
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Avoiding Scams this Holiday Season

Florida officials are warning that scammers are out in force during the holiday shopping season and are warning shoppers as they ready to hit the stores and go online. 

Leaders Across Florida Want Congress to Reauthorize NFIP

With Congress having until the end of the month to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), elected officials from across the Sunshine State are increasingly calling for action. 
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Election Day Stakes Are High in Florida

The GOP should keep control of both chambers of the state Legislature but there are some interesting contests, especially on the state Senate side. There are also important local and county races up for grabs in major cities across Florida.
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News From Around Florida

Republicans outpacing Democrats on early absentee ballots, more Independents defecting from both major parties, voters impacted by Hurricane Michael, estimates on Hurricane Michael's economic impact, and 2018 Florida pro-life endorsements.

Florida Realtors Endorse GOP Cabinet Ticket, State Legislative Candidates

“Candidates were evaluated on numerous factors, including their voting record on issues that are relevant to the real estate profession,” the PAC noted.

AIF Backs the GOP Ticket for Florida Cabinet Offices

The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) Board of Directors, which leads one of the premier business groups in the Sunshine State, announced on Thursday that it was throwing its support behind the Republican ticket for state Cabinet offices. 
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