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New Florida Lawmakers Get Their 1st Taste of Tallahassee at Post-Election Session

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Legislature convened Tuesday for its bi-annual organization session, a post-election tradition heavy on pomp and circumstance that also offered top lawmakers an opportunity to begin charting Tallahassee’s agenda for the next two years. Newly-elected state lawmakers sworn in New Senate President Bill Galvano, New House Speaker Jose Oliva Next Legislative […]

Hand Recount Ordered For FL Senate Race While Governor’s Seems Settled

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s secretary of state has ordered a manual recount in the state’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race. Department of State spokeswoman Sarah Revell said in a news release Thursday evening that unofficial returns from a machine recount had triggered a second recount in the Senate race and the state agriculture commissioner’s […]

Florida Republicans Outnumber Dems By Nearly 64,000 In Voting

TALLAHASSEE, FL — With less than a week to go before the November election, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has a 2.49-point lead over former Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis in the race to become Florida’s next governor and incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson enjoys a 2.3-point lead over Republican Gov. Rick Scott in the race for […]

Florida felon voting rights: Who got theirs back under Scott?

The governor restored rights to the lowest percentage of blacks, highest percentage of Republicans in 50 years, The Post found. Howard Lee Lockett brought his wife and 9-year-old son to the state Capitol last month with a story and a hope: that Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet would restore his right to vote, lost […]

Florida makes changes to aid voters displaced by Hurricane Michael

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida eased restrictions Thursday on vote-by-mail ballots in eight counties ravaged last week by Hurricane Michael, while also giving elections supervisors more time to conduct early voting. Secretary of State Ken Detzner, the state’s top election official, said the changes included in an executive order by Gov. Rick Scott were requested by […]

Billionaire developer Jeff Greene runs for Florida governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Billionaire Jeff Greene is jumping into Florida’s crowded Democratic primary for governor less than three months before the election. While a late entry into the race, Greene has enough money to shake up an election where about half the voters are undecided. He filed his paperwork to run Friday, but didn’t immediately […]

Six Florida Job Growth Grant Fund projects to get funding

$10 million to be divided between the six projects. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced nearly $10 million in awards for six Florida Job Growth Grant Fund projects. The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, established by Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature last year, provides $85 million for improving public infrastructure and enhancing […]

Florida Realtors® Education Foundation Awards $198,400 in Scholarships – South Florida Business Journal

ORLANDO, Fla., May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As high school seniors across Florida graduate this month and look ahead to college, costs are top-of-mind. But there’s good news from Florida Realtors® Education Foundation Inc., which has awarded scholarships to 132 well-deserving young people living in communities throughout the state. A not-for-profit corporation established by the […]