Florida news

  1. Florida House votes to regulate e-cigarette sales


    TALLAHASSEE — A bill that would make electronic cigarettes off limits to young people won unanimous support on Wednesday in the Florida House.

  2. Beverly Young rips Rep. David Jolly for letting her husband's staff go


    Beverly Young, widow of the late Rep. C.W. Bill Young, is upset with David Jolly for not retaining her husband's legislative staff.

  3. Times, 10 News, USF to host gubernatorial debate Oct. 7 in Tampa


    The Tampa Bay Times and WTSP-10 News will partner with the University of South Florida to present a statewide televised gubernatorial debate this fall.

  4. Safety net hospitals win delay on costly funding law

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    TALLAHASSEE — Safety net hospitals will get a one-year reprieve from a controversial funding formula that they said would cost them hundreds of millions of dollars.

  5. Florida lawmakers pass bill to shield nursing home investors from lawsuits


    TALLAHASSEE — Investors in nursing homes in Florida would be shielded from lawsuits when residents are abused or neglected under broad new provisions authorized in a bill the Florida House sent to the governor on Wednesday.

  6. PolitiFact: Rubio's claim that Snowden scandal 'most damaging' U.S. espionage not definitive


    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio makes it clear where he stands on Edward Snowden's exposure of the National Security Agency's spying programs: The situation couldn't be more dire.

    Edward Snowden, a former 
CIA employee, faces charges of espionage after leaking classified documents. He is now living in Russia.
  7. Bill to reduce Florida greyhound racing dies


    TALLAHASSEE — A proposal to end the requirement that dog tracks race greyhounds in order to keep their gaming permits died Tuesday in the Florida Senate on a procedural vote.

  8. Charter school bill wins support in Florida House


    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House approved a bill Tuesday that could limit school districts' control over privately managed charter schools.

  9. Voucher bill revived, while immigrant tuition stalls in Senate


    TALLAHASSEE — A Senate panel used a procedural maneuver Tuesday to put a controversial school voucher bill back in play.

  10. Tea party candidate Curt Clawson wins Republican primary to replace former Rep. Trey Radel


    WASHINGTON — Curt Clawson, a businessman who was little known months ago in Southwest Florida, won a contentious GOP primary Tuesday to fill the U.S. House seat left open by the scandalous downfall of Trey Radel.

     Curt Clawson celebrates along with a cheering crowd at his election party at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Fla., after officially winning the special election in the Congressional District 19 Republican primary, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.