Sunday, December 17, 2017

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Rubio a ‘no’ vote on tax bill unless it includes better child tax credit

Rubio a ‘no’ vote on tax bill unless it includes better child tax credit

Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday he will vote against the tax bill unless the child tax credit is improved, potentially upsetting what had been a fast-moving process.Rubio sketched out his position to reporters in Washington after weeks of pressing for...
Published: 12/14/17
Updated: 12/15/17
Court says lawsuit over new justices must wait -- until Scott makes his pick

Court says lawsuit over new justices must wait -- until Scott makes his pick

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit over whether Gov. Rick Scott or his successor has the power to appoint three new justices to the Florida Supreme Court saying that action is not “ripe” because the appointments hav...
Published: 12/14/17
Rightward Ho: Rick Scott wins fight over filling Florida Supreme Court vacancies

Rightward Ho: Rick Scott wins fight over filling Florida Supreme Court vacancies

The Florida Supreme Court is tossing out a petition aiming to stop Republican Gov. Rick Scott from appointing three state Supreme Court justices on the day he leaves office. The court announced its decision Thursday, saying that it can't rule on som...
Published: 12/14/17
RPOF rejects attempt to oust Ashley Moody from GOP

RPOF rejects attempt to oust Ashley Moody from GOP

As expected, the ideological divides in Florida's crowded Republican primary for attorney general are producing some early negative campaigning.State Rep. Jay Fant, R-Jacksonville, one of four candidates, has attacked former Judge Ashley Moody of Pla...
Published: 12/14/17
Trump, GOP troubles provide lift to Bill Nelson

Trump, GOP troubles provide lift to Bill Nelson

Republicans are growing more worried about the midterms — and the continued controversies of President Donald Trump — and that could be key in Florida's U.S. Senate race, providing more confidence to incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson.By cont...
Published: 12/14/17
State law strikes down Miami Beach minimum wage hike, says appeals court

State law strikes down Miami Beach minimum wage hike, says appeals court

In a win for business groups, a South Florida appeals court Wednesday said state law prevents Miami Beach from moving forward with a local minimum wage.A panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal upheld a circuit judge's ruling against the city minim...
Published: 12/14/17
Rick Scott issues executive order on sexual harassment reporting for state employees

Rick Scott issues executive order on sexual harassment reporting for state employees

State agencies must adopt uniform policies on sexual harassment and provide worker training for supervisors and new employees, Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday.Scott said he issued an executive order to better protect state employees under his con...
Published: 12/13/17
Updated: 12/14/17
Cabinet improves link in cross-Florida bike trail

Cabinet improves link in cross-Florida bike trail

Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet agreed to spend $1.08 million Wednesday for land that will help link to an ambitious bicycle and pedestrian trail planned to stretch across Central Florida, connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.The...
Published: 12/13/17
Rep. Lois Frankel keeps pushing for Trump impeachment

Rep. Lois Frankel keeps pushing for Trump impeachment

Florida Congresswoman Lois Frankel is not holding back in calls for impeaching President Donald Trump, even as Democratic leaders are cautious of proceeding too quickly with investigations still ongoing.The West Palm Beach Democrat today sent a campa...
Published: 12/13/17
Latest forecast shows more misery ahead for ailing citrus industry

Latest forecast shows more misery ahead for ailing citrus industry

Florida agriculture leaders say the latest projected decline in citrus production underscores a dire need for federal disaster relief after Hurricane Irma.The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated Tuesday that Florida will grow enough oranges to f...
Published: 12/13/17