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Former Tampa state Rep. Dana Young was unanimously voted in Monday as the newest head of the state's tourism marketing department.

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Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis on Friday named an ardent opponent of Medicaid expansion to lead the state Agency for Health Care Administration and backed former state Sen. Dana Young to lead the tourism-marketing agency Visit Florida.

The state Senate Race between Democrat Janet Cruz and Republican incumbent Dana Young will now go to a manual recount. Results submitted by the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections shows Cruz had a lead of 376 votes over Young.

Environmental groups fighting hydraulic fracturing in Florida have a new megaphone.

Young, Buesing, Redner Battle for Revamped Tampa District

Nov 5, 2016

Looking to move to the state Senate, House Majority Leader Dana Young is embroiled in an election battle that includes a longtime Tampa lawyer and a wealthy strip-club owner.

District 18, which covers a portion of downtown Tampa and MacDill Air Force Base, stretching north to the Hillsborough-Pasco County line, is an open seat after it was redrawn because of a lengthy court dispute about the constitutionality of Senate districts.

Scott Signs Medicine Age Limit, Gas Pump Skimmer Bill

Apr 4, 2016

A plan to keep teens from buying over-the-counter cough medicines was among 14 bills signed into law late last week by Gov. Rick Scott.

House Leader Files Bill To Allow Rescue Break-Ins

Sep 3, 2015

Similar to two bills filed in recent days, House Majority Leader Dana Young, R-Tampa, on Wednesday proposed allowing people to break into locked vehicles to help senior citizens, disabled adults, children and pets.

The Senate Commerce and Tourism committee took up the state’s growler ban Monday.  Measures doing away with the state’s restriction continue to march forward in both chambers of the Legislature.

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Odds are good for a gaming shake up this session. The first bill has passed out of the Senate. It’s a measure relating to greyhound racing. Meanwhile, lawmakers are considering a massive gaming overhaul bill in the House.

A portion of the state’s gaming agreement with the Seminole Indians granting them exclusive rights to card games like blackjack is set to expire. And House Majority leader Dana Young (R-Tampa) says she wants to be sure lawmakers have alternatives to consider while deciding whether to renew that part of the compact.