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Will Hillsborough voters approve a new 1-cent sales tax for transportation this time around?

Since the end of the Great Recession, the Tampa Bay area has been among the leaders in Florida when it comes to job growth...
NextGen health care

A surprising new political prospect: health care might be a top issue drawing young...

Organizers for NextGen America have noticed something surprising while working in Florida to register young people to vote in the Nov. 6 midterm election:Young...

A closer look at Florida Constitutional Amendment 13

Amendment 13: Ends Dog RacingBALLOT SUMMARY: "Phases out commercial dog racing in connection with wagering by 2020. Other gaming activities are not affected."What...
Rick Scott in Tampa

The political battle for Florida’s Latino vote

Two events invoke the importance of capturing the Latino vote in Florida this election year - and specifically from the burgeoning Puerto Rican community.The...
Fl Capitol

Tallahassee Democrat newspaper teams up with PR firm as “sponsor” and right-wing think tank...

Well, here’s a what-the-heck headline for this week: The Tallahassee Democrat newspaper is so concerned about how Florida’s capital city will be portrayed in...
DK photo feature

Florida’s racist legacy and today’s throwback politics

Florida pretends it’s not part of the South. Florida pretends it’s some Neverland of palms and pastels, beaches and theme parks full of talking...
Amendment 5

A closer look at Florida Constitutional Amendment 5

About this Florida Phoenix series: Florida voters could face a whopping twelve different proposed amendments to the state Constitution on Nov. 6 – one...
hurricane cleanup

Federal U.S. Inspector General investigating Gov. Scott’s DOT for hurricane cleanup contract’s high prices

A federal agency says it is beginning an investigation into Gov. Rick Scott’s Department of Transportation over questionable contracts to remove storm debris after...

New study on best & worst states for teachers: Guess where Florida falls? (It...

An analysis released Monday ranks the Sunshine State 47 out of the 50 states and Washington D.C. based on school-related data, according to the...
Amendment 4

A closer look at Florida Constitutional Amendment 4

About this Florida Phoenix series: Florida voters could face a whopping twelve different proposed amendments to the state Constitution on Nov. 6 – one...

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