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  • Feds offers Florida plan aimed at solving state budget mess 
    Updated: May-21-15 1:34 pm

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - The Obama administration offered Thursday to extend Florida's hospital funds for another two years, but only at about half the amount the state received last year - a deal that might help fill a $1 billion state budget hole and resolve a legislative stalemate.

  • Florida editorial roundup 
    Updated: May-20-15 2:06 pm

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:

  • Former state GOP chairman elected Jacksonville mayor 
    Updated: May-19-15 10:04 pm

    UNDATED - Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry defeated Democratic incumbent Mayor Alvin Brown on Tuesday with help from powerful friends like Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush.

  • Florida's GOP primary could give a boost to a favorite son 
    Updated: May-19-15 5:06 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida has put itself in a position to help the White House bids of either former Gov. Jeb Bush or Sen. Marco Rubio, by setting up a winner-take-all Republican presidential primary as early as possible in the nominating calendar.

  • Cannabis therapy bill heading to Texas Gov. Abbott 
    Updated: May-19-15 4:47 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas House gave final approval Tuesday to a limited medical marijuana bill that would give epilepsy patients access to trace amounts of cannabis oil. The next stop is Gov. Greg Abbott's desk, marking a milestone that marijuana-reform advocates say is nothing short of historic in Texas.

  • Florida agencies give dire warnings if government shuts down 
    Updated: May-18-15 10:10 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - State officials warned on Monday that if Florida legislators fail to reach a deal on a new state budget, everything from child abuse investigations to money for teachers could be halted in coming weeks.

  • Jacksonville mayoral race draws national political interest story has photos
    Updated: May-17-15 2:55 pm

    JACKSONVILLE, Florida - There's a reason why the Jacksonville mayoral race is drawing the attention of outsiders like former President Bill Clinton, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and it's about more than who wins on Tuesday.

  • Billionaire Justice aims to self-fund in W.Va. governor race 
    Updated: May-17-15 1:30 pm

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Three decades after Republicans dared Jay Rockefeller to "spend it all" in a campaign for governor, billionaire businessman Jim Justice will help bankroll his own Democratic run for the state's top executive job.

  • Florida Republicans exploring Senate run work party meeting 
    Updated: May-16-15 3:52 pm

    ORLANDO, Florida - Chances are good that U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis will have a primary opponent as he seeks Marco Rubio's Senate seat, and four people also considering a run were at the Republican Party of Florida's quarterly meeting Saturday gauging interest for possible campaigns.

  • Florida's Lt. Gov. moves closer to US Senate bid 
    Updated: May-14-15 9:38 am

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera is taking steps that could help him run for the seat now held by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.

  • Top Florida legislators work on budget deal 
    Updated: May-13-15 8:11 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Two top Florida legislators on Wednesday spent hours meeting behind closed doors in a last-minute push to reach a deal on health care and a new state budget.

  • Florida's hurricane insurance fund strong for storm season 
    Updated: May-13-15 6:48 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's nine-year streak of avoiding hurricanes is helping the state reach a historic milestone: for the first time ever, the state-created fund designed to help pay out claims after storms has enough cash and assets on hand to pay off everything it could owe.

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for May 12 
    Updated: May-11-15 5:37 pm

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

  • Florida Supreme Court turns down case sparked by Gov. Scott 
    Updated: May-11-15 2:02 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court is turning away a case challenging a law that allows Gov. Rick Scott to use a blind trust instead of providing a detailed accounting of his finances.

  • Sea rise threatens Florida coast, but no statewide plan 
    Updated: May-10-15 11:17 am

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida - America's oldest city is slowly drowning.

  • Florida budget snarled as governor challenges 'Obamacare' 
    Updated: May-08-15 7:52 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a longtime opponent of "Obamacare," made a startling announcement shortly after his mother's death, going on TV two years ago to explain that he had dropped his objections to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for May 9 
    Updated: May-08-15 4:58 pm

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

  • States watching Medicaid standoff between Florida, Obama 
    Updated: May-07-15 5:19 am

    MIAMI - The Obama administration rebuffed Florida's Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to extend federal funds for hospitals that treat the uninsured, increasing the pressure on states that have refused to expand coverage for low-income people under the president's health care law.

  • Texas, Kansas to back Florida lawsuit against administration 
    Updated: May-04-15 6:17 pm

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Governors in Kansas and Texas said Monday they'll support Florida Gov. Rick Scott's fight against the Obama administration to free billions of federal hospital dollars even if the states don't expand Medicaid.

  • Florida growers worry about Cuban imports 
    Updated: May-02-15 12:41 pm

    WINTER HAVEN, Florida - Some of Florida's agriculture experts say normalizing relations with Cuba could threaten the state's citrus and vegetable crops.

  • Court order brings acrimonious legislative session to close 
    Updated: May-01-15 6:41 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A last-ditch effort to force the Florida Legislature back to work floundered on Friday after the state's highest court ruled that there would be no "beneficial result" to force the state House to reconvene.

  • Senate Democrats sue Florida House over abrupt session end 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 8:47 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The fallout over the collapse of this year's session of the Florida Legislature continued Thursday as a group of Democrats went to court to try to force the House to return to the state Capitol.

  • While lawmakers feud, Gov. Scott visits Ferris wheel, Wawa 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 4:35 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - When it became clear that the House and Senate wouldn't agree on a budget, Republican Gov. Rick Scott was in California trying to get shipping companies to move to Florida.

  • Nik Wallenda completes walk of 120-meter wheel in Orlando 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 9:56 am

    ORLANDO, Florida - Daredevil performer Nik Wallenda successfully completed a walk across the rim of the 400-foot (120-meter) Orlando Eye observation wheel Wednesday in Florida.

  • Florida House abruptly adjourns early over budget impasse 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 7:01 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The annual session of the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature crashed to a halt Tuesday as the House adjourned three days early because of a budget impasse with the Senate over Medicaid expansion.