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After pitching the Gang of Eight's immigration plan in virtually every conservative forum, it's not much of a surprise that U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is responding in a lengthy post to the criticisms of RedState's Erick Erickson.
It underscores how, despite Rubio's talk about how the unions are a big threat [...]
Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford told a gathering of reporters and editors Wednesday that they arenâ€™t waiting on Gov. Rick Scott to steer them on the controversial issue of whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
"We'll know early in the session,'' Weatherford told reporters after he and [...]
Rep. Perry Thurston, the House Democratic leader, said voters in Florida are not impressed with Republican-led governance, and said even GOP leaders are beginning to feel the same way.
In a 30-minute talk that covered issues ranging from Floridaâ€™s elections debacle to implementing federal healthcare to investing in education, Thurston blamed his Republican counterparts for problems [...]
Former state Sen. Nan Rich of Weston, a Democratic candidate for governor in 2014, made the case for her candidacy Wednesday in a visit to the annual Associated Press planning session on the 22nd floor of the state Capitol.
Rich, who was termed out of the Senate in 2012, focused her [...]
Senate Minority Leader Chris Smith mostly focused on pushing the Democratic agenda during his 30-minute talk at the annual AP forum, but he didnâ€™t hold back when asked about the 2014 governorâ€™s race.
The Fort Lauderdale resident said just about anybody from his party, including Charlie Crist, would be better that Gov. Rick Scott winning re-election.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday he will ask the Legislature to increase funding for public schools by $1.2 billion next year. But a third of that money would pay for an across-the-board teacher pay hike and nearly $300 million more would pay down part of the unfinded liability in [...]
FBI strings crime-scene tape, hauls off suitcases and boxes from office of eye doc tied to Sen. Menendez
NBC's West Palm Beach affiliate has been outside the West Palm Beach office of Dr. Salomon Melgen ever since we reported last night that the FBI raided his medical offices.
Agents hauled off boxes, suitcases and strung up crime scene tape.
The investigation is believed to be focusing on Melgenâ€™s finances and [...]
FBI agents raid South Florida office of eye doc tied to gift, prostitution controversy with Sen. Bob Menendez
FBI agents raided the West Palm Beach business of an eye doctor suspected of providing free trips and even underage Dominican Republic prostitutes to New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez â€” who has denied what he calls the â€śfallacious allegations.â€ť
Agents gathered at the medical-office complex of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a contributor [...]
From the News Service of Florida:
House Speaker Will Weatherford clarified his stance on overhauling the state's approach to online higher education Tuesday, emphasizing that he would not push for an actual, 13th university focused on web-based education.
But in remarks at a panel discussion held by the Orlando Sentinel and the University of [...]
Rep. JosĂ© Javier RodrĂguez, D-Miami, is pushing for more accountability from the state's tax incentive program, which provides tax breaks for companies who agree to create jobs in Florida.
Under a bill field by RodrĂguez, the state would have to provide detailed information about the type of jobs created by companies receiving [...]