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An inside view of Andrew Gillum’s ideas that could reshape Florida

With Tuesday night’s victory by Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum in the headlines – and changing the landscape of politics in the state – the...
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Three questions for the candidates running for governor: Affordable Housing

Today on the Florida Phoenix, we continue our election series, where we ask three questions of the candidates for governor, who face off in...

To Florida Legislature: Pass the fracking ban in 2019

Stymied over the past three years, a coalition of environmental and business groups issued a letter calling on Florida lawmakers to ban the controversial...

Florida environmentalists blast Trump proposal on power plant standards, saying “health disaster” will result

Environmentalists and some public officials in Florida criticized an Environmental Protection Agency proposal released today which gives states more authority to make their own...

Florida inmates expected to join in a nationwide prison strike today

Prisoners in Florida correctional facilities are refusing to report to their assigned jobs and in some cases engaged in peaceful sit-ins to demand immediate improvements...
Nikki Fried

Wells Fargo closes Dept. of Ag candidate’s campaign accounts after questions about medical pot

In early August, Wells Fargo bank notified Florida Democratic candidate Nikki Fried – running for Commissioner of Agriculture – that she had 30 days...

CDC releases data on 2017 opioid overdoses. The numbers don’t look good.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released new data on drug overdose deaths in the last year nationwide and the numbers are...

Five Florida cities ranked top 10 best places to retire, WalletHub reports

Orlando is the best city to retire to in the nation, according to a recent WalletHub study. Newark, NJ was the worst.The study looked...

Former Florida Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp – now an oil industry spokesman – falsely...

Former Florida Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp told a room full of reporters in Tallahassee that oil from the 2010 BP oil spill “didn’t even...
Florida Phoenix

Florida has one of the worst health care systems in the nation, report finds

The Sunshine State has one of the gloomiest health care systems in the nation, according to a recent WalletHub report. Florida ranked No. 42...

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