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Ray Rodrigues

Most of the Southwest Florida Delegation in Tallahassee Backs Ray Rodrigues for State Senate

This latest round of endorsements leaves state Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen, R-Ft. Myers, as the only member of the Southwest Florida delegation not to back Rodrigues. 

Florida Senate Confirms Ron DeSantis’ Executive Agency Heads

“I am proud of the team we have assembled to lead our agencies, which include some of the brightest minds and leaders our state and nation have to offer,” said DeSantis.

Home Rule Battle Heating Up Across Florida

Home Rule means that local matters are handled at the local level. While the state does have broad powers explicitly identified in the Florida Constitution, the default is for local communities to have say over things like zoning and other matters.
Rick Scott

Rick Scott: Senate Is ‘As Dysfunctional As You Think It Is’

Having left Tallahassee and taking his seat on Capitol Hill last week, new U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., weighed in on his first impressions of Washington, D.C. and, despite Republicans controlling the Senate, the newest member is not that impressed. 

Florida Senate Gets Ready to Tackle Hurricane Michael Recovery, Economic Issues

Republicans have controlled the Legislature in Tallahassee and the Governor’s Mansion for two decades but the state Senate has often, especially in recent years, proven to be a challenge for conservatives on everything from budgetary matters to Second Amendment issues. 
Rick Scott

Rick Scott Defeats Bill Nelson in Key Senate Race

Scott becomes the first governor to win a Senate seat in more than half a century. 
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