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A bill that looks to "un-muddy" the mission of Florida's main environmental land acquisition program could potentially affect the plan for an Everglades reservoir.

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Florida legislative leaders are at a “stalemate” over a new state budget with time running out.

Should adults who are able to work be required to do so to get taxpayer-provided health insurance? — could lead to major changes in the social safety net.

Lawmakers returning to Washington this week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall.

The Florida Channel

A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues resigned Friday, saying the incident is causing a distraction to the legislative process.

Republican Sen. Frank Artiles submitted a resignation letter to Republican Senate President Joe Negron and issued a separate statement.

Bradenton Herald

Authorities say the mother of an 11-year-old Florida girl who was killed after being abducted in 2004 has died of a heroin overdose.

An Alaska man accused of killing five people and wounding six in a Fort Lauderdale airport shooting spree is due in court for a hearing on his mental health issues.

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The woman charged with sending death threats to a man whose 6-year-old son was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, has returned to court in Florida.

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No matter what variation of the “n-word” is spoken, a Florida state senator is learning the term is still offensive as Democrats and Republicans admonished him for using it during an exchange with two African-American colleagues.

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A Florida state senator who used racial slurs and obscene insults during an after-hours conversation with other lawmakers is being stripped of his chairmanship.

The Florida Senate has passed a bill that would require the state Department of Environmental Protection to promptly notify the public after a pollution spill occurs.

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The Florida Senate is poised to pass a bill that accommodates ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft by not subjecting them to a medley of laws imposed by local governments.

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Police in Tampa are investigating an incident at a nightclub where a photographer said he was "sucker punched" by singer Chris Brown.

Dr. Celeste Philip's confirmation process to remain Florida's Surgeon General has completed its first step.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott for the first time said that he supports having the state acquire land to build a reservoir system south of Lake Okeechobee to help battle toxic algal blooms.


Federal authorities say 1,200 companies were scammed by a Florida man who charged them $500 fees to register them with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for preferred treatment on contract bidding.

University of Florida researchers say they've found more beetles that can carry a disease threatening avocado trees.

Some Florida lawmakers want manatees back on the endangered species list.


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The Florida House is signing off on an ambitious $200 million plan to shift students from chronically failing schools to charter schools run by private organizations.

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Adventure rafting is coming to SeaWorld Orlando.

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