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  • WKMG's 'Flashpoint': You can attend Saturday taping

    WKMG's 'Flashpoint': You can attend Saturday taping
    WKMG-Channel 6's "Flashpoint" is taking the show on the road this weekend. You can attend an 11 a.m. Saturday taping at the Things to Do in Florida Expo at Seminole Towne Center. You can see "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG. Moderator Lauren Rowe's...
  • Feds OK Florida redistricting maps

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The federal Department of Justice has OK'd Florida's proposed legislative and congressional maps, clearing one of the remaining hurdles for the newly drawn districts to be in place in time for the June 4-8 candidate qualifying period....
  • Weatherford, Gaetz, promising to change the Capitol culture

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The two men taking the reins of the Florida Legislature this week are a character-study of shifting political eras. Incoming House Speaker Will Weatherford is the epitome of how term limits have accelerated the race to power: The...
  • Surprise! Americans for Prosperity doesn’t like Obamacare

     
    The folks at Americans for Prosperity — the David Koch-supported group that poured millions of dollars into ads in Florida in a fruitless effort to deny re-election to President Barack Obama and  Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson – is now...
  • Gaetz talks ethics, higher ed and voting in speech

     
    TALLAHASSEE — State Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, was officially sworn in as the Senate President for 2012-2014 and promised to make changes in the state leading to stricter ethical guidelines for lawmakers, improved elections and a better higher...
  • Senate releases committee list

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate has released its Committee list for the 2013 legislative session. In key positions: Senate President Pro Tempore Garrett Richter will head the new committee on gambling. Appropriations Chairman Joe Negron, R-Stuart, will...
  • Would banning CCEs change anything in Florida’s big-money political combat?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The incoming leaders of the Florida Legislature say they want to clean up the state's murky campaign-finance laws by doing away with third-party funds that lawmakers use to accept giant checks from corporations, unions and wealthy...
  • Gaetz: Counties to blame for election fallout?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — New Senate President Don Gaetz wants to usher in ethics reform and greater health-care access, but he also pledged Tuesday to get to the bottom of this month's election fiasco — and he is pointing a finger at South Florida...
  • New diverse faces, challenges, emerge in Tallahassee

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature's new class of legislators are taking the oath in Tallahassee today, and a host of challenges await them. All told, 44 new House members and 15 new senators are taking office, some new and some re-treads. In the...
  • Fair Districts filing suit against Senate redistricting map

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Voting-rights groups are launching a new legal challenge to Florida's newly minted state Senate maps, arguing the districts still intentionally favor Republicans despite the 2010 anti-gerrymandering mandates passed by voters. The...
  • Republican legislative candidates maneuvering in leadership races

     
    It’s the one vote that candidates for the Florida Legislature can cast even before they are elected: Whom to support for the powerful posts of speaker of the House or president of the Senate. And some of the Republican candidates in Central Florida&...
  • Gaetz/Gardiner and Co. use FSU-Clemson game to raise coin

     
    TALLAHASSEE — While the game is a sellout, there is apparently room for some like-minded and deep-pocketed Republicans to watch Saturday night's much-hyped Florida State-Clemson football game alongside some of the Legislature's most powerful...