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Paul Renner Sounds a Conservative Note as He Takes Over as Florida House Speaker

Insisting “all eyes are on Florida, as America’s beacon of freedom and opportunity,” new Florida House Speaker Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast, signaled he will us his new position to push for conservative values. Taking the...

Emily Slosberg Offers Amendment Banning Driving With Cell Phones in Active Scenes With First...

This week, state Rep. Emily Slosberg, D–Boca Raton, filed an amendment to a transportation bill that would prohibit the “handheld use of wireless communications devices while operating a motor vehicle in the immediate vicinity of an active scene where first responders are working.”

Florida House Ready to Quickly Move on Bill Protecting Floridians From Vaccine Scams

State Rep. Adrian Zika, R-Land O’Lakes, filed a bill to make COVID-19 vaccine scams a felony last week. 
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The Dean’s List: A Look at Who Made the Honor Roll in Florida Politics–and...

From legislation introduced in the wake of coronavirus to taxpayer financing of campaigning, here's a look at those that made "the list."

Florida Senate President Bill Galvano Opens 2020 Session

Senators, I would like to take a moment to thank you for all of your hard work over the last year, including the weeks of committee hearings leading to this Opening Day of Session. I could not be more proud of how we have been conducting business in the Florida Senate and the productivity it has yielded.
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Rematch Between Scott Plakon, Tracey Kagan Producing Fireworks in Central Florida

Last year saw a knockdown, drag-out fight in suburban Seminole County for what should be a safe Florida House seat for the GOP. But when the smoke cleared, state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, beat Democrat Tracey Kagan by 1,500 votes. Now Kagan is back for a rematch and it is already getting ugly. 
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Former Florida Democratic Party Chair Off to Strong Start for Open State House Seat

Since jumping in, Tant has risen almost $148,500 by the end of April.

Bill Helping Domestic Violence Victims With Unemployment Benefits Gains Traction in Tallahassee

"Victims of domestic violence stay in life-threatening situations because of obstacles they perceive as insurmountable--primarily finances and housing. This bill alleviates one of those obstacles.”