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News stories impacting Florida.

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With regulators poised to take up the issue in January, the Sierra Club is challenging the need for a new Florida Power & Light plant in Broward County.  

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will keep its Hurricane Irma disaster recovery center at Florida State College at Jacksonville open a few more days.

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Florida's $2.5 billion request for federal disaster relief for its agriculture industry after Hurricane Irma might not be enough.

Gov. Rick Scott Says Roy Moore Should Exit Alabama's U.S. Senate Race

Nov 16, 2017
Associated Press and flgov.com

Gov. Rick Scott 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.

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A statue of civil-rights leader and educator Mary McLeod Bethune is getting support in both chambers of the Legislature as a replacement for a Confederate general who has long represented Florida in the U.S. Capitol.

Supreme Court To Hear Florida First Amendment Case

Nov 13, 2017
Fane Lozman / Via WLRN

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up a First Amendment case stemming from the arrest of a frequent government critic as he spoke during a South Florida city council meeting.

Florida's University System Looks For Construction Money

Nov 13, 2017
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The Florida Board of Governors has agreed to ask lawmakers for $228 million in university-system construction projects and $48.6 million for maintenance in the next state budget.

‘Pregnancy Support Services’ Bill Divides Senators

Nov 8, 2017
The Florida Senate

A Senate panel on Tuesday narrowly approved a bill that would place into law a program that seeks to dissuade women from having abortions.


Kate Payne via WFSU

A measure that would double the amount Gov. Rick Scott wants to spend on the state's most-prominent land preservation program has been easily approved during its first Senate committee.

State Sen. Gibson of Jacksonville chosen to lead Senate Democrats

Nov 7, 2017
The Florida Senate

Senate Democrats elected Audrey Gibson to replace Jeff Clemens as the next leader of the caucus in a secret ballot Monday evening.

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The Florida Constitution Revision Commission will consider a proposal that would make it easier for schools to comply with class-size limits, with any financial savings required to go toward higher teacher pay.

FlGov.com

Driver's license fees would be cut and a series of sales-tax “holidays” would be offered as part of nearly $180 million package proposed Monday by Gov. Rick Scott as part of his final budget recommendations.

Florida Senate

Sen. Jack Latvala was stripped Monday of his powerful role as Senate budget chief during an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment, which Gov. Rick Scott called “disgusting.”

Florida Senate

Senate President Joe Negron late Friday ordered a probe into allegations that powerful Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala sexually assaulted or harassed legislative staff and lobbyists.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) is urging the Department of Agriculture to extend the deadline for Floridians to apply for emergency food benefits in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

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