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Friday, November 17, 2017

Florida Democratic Party chair resigns after report of 'creepy' behavior toward women

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 12:05 PM

Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel has resigned in the wake of a report from POLITICO where six former state party staffers and consultants accused Bittel of creating an unprofessional and hostile workplace for women. In a statement released on Twitter, Bittel, who previously apologized, says his personal situation has become...

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Florida Senate hires lawyer in Latvala's sexual harassment investigation

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 11:36 AM

The Florida Senate has hired a prominent Tallahassee lawyer amid a probe into sexual-harassment allegations against Sen. Jack Latvala, a Clearwater Republican. Meanwhile, a separate lawyer hired to conduct the investigation into possible misconduct by Latvala, who has steadfastly denied that he touched female lobbyists or Senate staffers inappropriately, estimated...

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Florida Power & Light, Broward County battle nursing home subpoenas

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 11:35 AM

Arguing they should not have to turn over documents, Florida Power & Light and Broward County have been battling subpoenas from a Hollywood nursing home where residents died after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air-conditioning system. Attorneys for The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills served subpoenas on FPL and the...

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Don't even bother trying to park in downtown Orlando this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 3:01 PM

This weekend, like just about every weekend, parking will be a soul-sucking experience in downtown Orlando. For the second weekend in a row, the City of Orlando has issued a transportation advisory for downtown. On Saturday, Nov. 18, people are advised to leave early to find parking and anticipate delays...

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Ross Spano, the Florida lawmaker who was totally not looking at Twitter porn, is running for attorney general

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 2:16 PM

State Rep. Ross Spano, a Republican lawmaker who recently attempted to declare porn a health crisis while also "liking" Twitter porn, says he plans to run for Florida attorney general next year. Spano, who also is the chairman of the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee, made the announcement Thursday, Nov. 16,...

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Florida's opioid-related deaths spiked 35 percent in 2016, says report

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 1:09 PM

Florida's opioid-related deaths spiked sharply by 35 percent in 2016, according to a report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The report, put together by the state's Medical Examiners Commission, shows the number of fatalities where opioids were identified as the cause of death or present in bodies jumped to...

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Jeb Bush backs Florida's controversial education law that could expand charter schools

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 10:38 AM

Former Gov. Jeb Bush, who made education reform the hallmark of his two terms in office, on Wednesday praised a new state law that could spur the growth of charter schools in Florida. “It was a historic bill. It was extraordinary,” Bush told state House members, who hosted the former...

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Rick Scott says Roy Moore, who's accused of sexual assault, should exit Alabama race

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 10:37 AM

Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday said Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, accused of sexually inappropriate behavior with girls as young as 14, should drop out of the race, according to the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. Scott, in Texas for a Republican Governors Association meeting, is the latest Republican calling for...

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Florida lawmaker is trying to completely ban greyhound racing in Florida

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 5:24 PM

A Florida lawmaker has a plan to stop greyhound racing. Republican Senator Tom Lee, along with former State Senate President Don Gaetz, have filed a constitutional amendment to end greyhound racing in Florida. Lee's proposal would see the controversial spectator-sport phased out over the next 3 years, and banned entirely...

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A very thirsty Donald Trump had his own Marco Rubio water bottle moment today

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 4:11 PM

After mocking Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's 2013 water bottle gaffe, Donald Trump had his own thirsty boy moment today.  While speaking to reporters this afternoon about his trip to Asia, a parched Trump paused from reading his teleprompter to wet his whistle with a refreshing bottle of water, something he...

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