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Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes holds up the Lamar Hunt Trophy after his team won the the AFC Championship game 35-24 over the Tennessee Titans on Jan. 19 to advance to Super Bowl 54. [CHARLIE NEIBERGALL  |  AP]
The Florida House and Senate have started “informal discussions” about making it legal in Florida. But Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn’t want a “broad expansion of gaming in Florida."
3 hours ago• Florida Politics
Why are health care and tuition so expensive? “We, the public, want things that don’t make any sense economically,” Bloomberg told the Tampa Bay Times.
Yesterday• The Buzz
If the issue pertains to humans, forget bipartisanship in Tallahassee. Cats and dogs? Now you’re talking.
Yesterday• The Buzz
Abortion supporters worry about Florida’s move toward parental consent and what may follow.
Jan. 25• Florida

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  1. Signs at North Shore Park in St. Petersburg warn people Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 to stay out of the water due to contamination from partially treated sewage from the city's overwhelmed sewer system.
    “We’re way past the time of not addressing this issue,” said the bill sponsor, Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota.
  2. Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes holds up the Lamar Hunt Trophy after his team won the the AFC Championship game 35-24 over the Tennessee Titans on Jan. 19 to advance to Super Bowl 54. [CHARLIE NEIBERGALL  |  AP]
    The Florida House and Senate have started “informal discussions” about making it legal in Florida. But Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn’t want a “broad expansion of gaming in Florida."
  3. Victoria Arriaga, left, does a letter-matching activity during Priscilla Perez's pre-kindergarten class at West Tampa Elementary School. [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]
    The 148-page bill would lead to a new ‘grading’ system for prekindergarten providers, so parents can better choose programs for their toddlers.
  4. Gov. Ron DeSantis. [STEVE CANNON  |  AP]
    The competition, funded mostly by one of his biggest donors, Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, creates a national competition.
  5. Democratic candidate for president Mike Bloomberg talks with Tampa Bay Times political editor Steve Contorno during his trip to Tampa for a campaign rally on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 in Tampa. [LUIS SANTANA   |   TIMES  |  Tampa Bay Times]
    Why are health care and tuition so expensive? “We, the public, want things that don’t make any sense economically,” Bloomberg told the Tampa Bay Times.
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    If the issue pertains to humans, forget bipartisanship in Tallahassee. Cats and dogs? Now you’re talking.
  7. Kindergarteners learn each other's names while attending Roxanne DeAngelis' art class on Aug. 12, 2019, while attending Hernando County's first day of school at Suncoast Elementary School in Spring Hill. ["DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   TIMES"  |  Tampa Bay Times]
    The claim comes from a viral post on Facebook.
  8. Democratic candidate for president Mike Bloomberg visits Tampa for a campaign rally on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020  in Tampa.   [LUIS SANTANA   |   TIMES  |  Tampa Bay Times]
    The presidential contender held his first Florida rallies on Sunday, campaigning like he’s already the Democratic nominee.
  9. Democratic presidential candidate, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the ​U.S. Conference of Mayors' Winter Meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) [PATRICK SEMANSKY  |  AP]
    It’s also the first visit by any Democratic contender this year
  10. Jimmy Patronis had been appointed to the state’s Public Service Commission by Gov. Scott.
    FDLE cited a ‘potential conflict,’ Leon County State Attorney Jack Campbell said.
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