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The Florida House will vote on whether to create a state memorial to honor slaves and acknowledge the cruelty of slavery.

Memorial To Slaves May Be Erected On Florida Capitol Grounds

Oct 12, 2017

A memorial to honor slaves and acknowledge the cruelty of slavery could soon be placed on the Florida Capitol's grounds under legislation that won unanimous approval at its first committee stop Wednesday.

Report: Raulerson To Resign From House

Jul 26, 2017

State Rep. Dan Raulerson, a Plant City Republican who has battled a painful back condition, plans to resign from the House on Aug. 15, the Tampa Bay Times reported Tuesday.

Legislature Won't Finish Its Work On Time

May 3, 2017

The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature, bogged down in a dispute over millions of dollars tied to hospitals and nursing homes, won't be able to wrap up its work on time for the second time in three years.

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With time running out in their regular session, Florida's legislative leaders are at a stalemate over a new state budget and are starting to lash out at one another over the breakdown.

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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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Florida may drop a long-running legal battle and instead agree to pay millions to homeowners across the state whose healthy citrus trees were torn down in a failed attempt to eradicate citrus canker.

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Florida legislators are considering whether to keep secret searches for university and college presidents.

House budget subcommittees are unveiling their ideas for spending cuts.  House leaders ordered each panel develop a list of potential reductions in light of a grim budget outlook.

House Republicans Overhaul Speaker Election Rules

Nov 15, 2016
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Republicans hoping to become leader of the Florida House would face restrictions aimed at slowing down the selection of future speakers, under rules set to be approved by GOP lawmakers next week.

Recent USF graduates Victor Sims (left) and Frank Cirillo are both running for political office this year.
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CORRECTION posted at 7/5/16 3:30 p.m. Copy and University Beat radio report updated to indicate Frank Cirillo graduated from USF's Tampa campus and not USF Sarasota-Manatee.

This year, while a lot of college students are getting ready to vote in their first presidential election, two recent University of South Florida graduates are running for office.

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Florida's Legislature has a new House Speaker.

Starting in November, Land O' Lakes Republican Rep. Richard Corcoran will preside over the state House of Representatives.

This week on Florida Matters, (Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 a.m.), we’ll feature a newsmaker conversation with him.

Corcoran, who is serving his fifth year in the Florida House and who once served as U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s chief of staff, is a conservative known to stand up against his own political party.

UPDATE AT MIDNIGHT 4/22
James Grant has once again won an election to represent House District 64.

According to unofficial results from Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer, with all precincts reporting, along with Early Voting and Vote By Mail, Grant (R) had 3,933 votes or 90.5% of the vote, while write-in candidates, mainly Daniel Matthews, had 411 votes or 9.5%.

The election had turnout of just over 5.6%.