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Florida Republican candidates for governor hold last debate tonight

 The two major candidates for the Republican nomination for Governor – Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis – will engage in...
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Florida locals taxing themselves to cover shortfalls from state cuts in education and transportation...

For years, Republican lawmakers in Tallahassee have boasted about Florida's charms as a low-tax state, and according to a recent report, Sunshine State residents do...
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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...

Democrats slam citizenship question on U.S. census

Two Florida congressional Democrats are criticizing the Trump administration’s decision to include a question about citizenship status in the 2020 census, warning that Florida...
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Florida’s Summer of Slime: Stuart and Lake Okeechobee

For several statewide publications, I reported last month on the plight of the Caloosahatchee River and its befouled waters flowing from Lake Okeechobee; delivering slime to...

Nelson-Scott race gets national attention

Two heavyweight national publications – the New York Times and Talking Points Memo – are drilling down on the Rick Scott-Bill Nelson race for...
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A 77-year-old South Florida environmentalist speaks out and gets sued, harrassed. She won’t back...

In Martin County, all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. You may express your opinion–about a dodgy water deal,...

Florida’s state retirement system isn’t exactly lucrative for women retirees

So much has been written and said about unequal pay between men and women that one financial piece of the pie can get overlooked:...

Gwen Graham’s surrogates blast Jeff Greene’s ad on megamall

Democrats backing Gwen Graham's candidacy for governor are blasting Jeff Greene for a new television  campaign ad that the Palm Beach billionaire began airing...

Yes, this really is Rick Scott, Adam Putnam and Pam Bondi’s fault

As horrified people watch dead manatees, marine mammals, fish and hundreds of sea turtles wash up on Florida’s southwest coast, politicians are tripping over...

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