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  1. PolitiFact Florida: Men named William do outnumber women in Florida elected offices

    State Roundup

    A pro-Democratic group has sent out the call that 2016 is the year Florida voters need to choose a female candidate: "Did you know that fewer women have been elected to statewide office than men named William?"

  2. Dying seagrass and 'yellow fog' signal trouble for Florida Bay


    The seagrass in Florida Bay is dying, a sign that the ailing bay could be going from bad to catastrophic.

  3. In Florida, Hillary Clinton takes aim at Florida Republicans over climate change, Medicaid expansion


    DAVIE — In an effort to draw Democrats to her campaign, Hillary Clinton bashed Republicans in a South Florida speech Friday for ignoring climate change and refusing to expand Medicaid in the nation's largest swing state.

  4. Winner-take-all Florida primary slows parade of presidential candidates

    State Roundup

    It was supposed to assert Florida's dominance in picking the Republican presidential nominee, but a move to push back the primary and award all delegates to the winner has rankled party activists who say it has made candidates wary of the state and could disenfranchise voters.

    Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson meets with voters during a campaign stop at the University of New Hampshire Wednesday, Sept. 30 in Durham, N.H. Carson is one of several presidential candidates not campaigning much in Florida. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
  5. How many votes does it take to elect a Florida legislator?

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — When Florida lawmakers return to Tallahassee for another redistricting special session on Oct. 19, they will talk a lot about how to comply with court guidelines when redrawing state Senate districts. But they'll say much less about how competitive those districts should be.

    Gov. Rick Scott, right, addresses a joint session of the Florida Legislature during his State of the State address on March 3. [SCOTT KEELER | Times]
  6. Oil and water: Clashes between Gov. Rick Scott, Adam Putnam roil state politics

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — One is the governor and one wants to be.

    Agrigulture Commissioner Adam Putnam, left, and Gov. Rick Scott.
  7. Lawmaker doctors propose alternative ideas for health care reform

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — A pair of Republican state legislators who are also doctors are pushing an alternate plan to reform health care that runs counter to the proposed overhaul laid out by their party leaders.

  8. Revenge porn, prostitution addressed in 27 new Florida laws

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's Legislature passed 227 bills during its annual session and 27 of those became laws Thursday. They address issues ranging from revenge porn and prostitution to training law enforcement officers on how to recognize health emergencies brought on by diabetes. The following is a look at some of …

  9. Yo ho! Disney reopens Pirates of the Caribbean ride


    Yo ho, yo ho, the pirates are back at the Magic Kingdom, and you might notice some new smells.

    Captain Jack Sparrow on Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.
  10. Citizens Property Insurance seeing 'unprecedented' surge in shedding policies

    State Roundup

    The state government's role as a property insurer is only going to get smaller over the next four months.