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Blackwater River Correctional Facility. [Florida Department of Corrections]
Data provided by the Southern Poverty Law Center shows the state placed more than 14,000 children in isolation while in the care of the juvenile justice department during the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
Nov. 9• The Buzz
After frustration about their oversight of three potential new toll roads, the department moved up their timeline for scrutinizing the projects.
Earlier today• The Buzz
The Senate has opposed this bill. That may change in 2020.
Earlier today• The Buzz
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said in an interview this week that he supports college athletes getting paid, the latest high-profile lawmaker to break from the NCAA.
Nov. 9• The Buzz

LATEST

  1. The Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway was built in Tampa as toll road. Commissioners are divided over an elevated toll road proposed for southern Pasco.
    After frustration about their oversight of three potential new toll roads, the department moved up their timeline for scrutinizing the projects.
  2. Florida Senator Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, was the sponsor of a law that was to go into effect Friday that would have created new requirements for abortion doctors that could have limited the number of clinics. But the U.S. Supreme Court threw out similar Texas restrictions, raising doubt about the fate of Florida's new law. [Scott Keeler | Times]
    The Senate has opposed this bill. That may change in 2020.
  3. Blackwater River Correctional Facility. [Florida Department of Corrections]
    Data provided by the Southern Poverty Law Center shows the state placed more than 14,000 children in isolation while in the care of the juvenile justice department during the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
  4. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a news conference about the Zika virus, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 in Doral, Fla.The CDC has advised pregnant women to avoid travel to the Miami neighborhood of Wynwood where mosquitoes are apparently transmitting Zika directly to humans. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said in an interview this week that he supports college athletes getting paid, the latest high-profile lawmaker to break from the NCAA.
  5. Republican Party of Florida chairman Joe Gruters, speaks during the Tampa Bay Times Florida 2020 a candid conversation forum Wednesday in St. Petersburg. CHRIS URSO  |  Times
    The chair of the Republican Party of Florida made the claim at a Tampa Bay Times event.
  6. The New York Times newspaper on the shelf at the Citrus County Library Lakes Region at 1511 Druid Rd. on Thursday in Inverness. The Citrus County Commission was looking to eliminate the cost of the New York Times digital subscriptions because they say it is "Fake News." A former Mets GM has stepped up and wants to donate money to the Citrus County Libraries to cover the cost of the subscriptions. DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times
    The former general manager of the New York Mets offered money. A flood of emails crashed government servers. And the opinions keep coming.
  7. St. Petersburg voters decided to keep two incumbents on the City Council (from left: Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, Ed Montanari) and elected two new members (Deborah Figgs-Sanders, Robert Blackmon). Times
    Voting and demographic data reveal another layer about the dynamics of the race.
  8. Rep. Chris Latvala, R-Palm Harbor, chairs the House PreK-12 Appropriations committee. News Service of Florida
    House PreK-12 Appropriations chair Chris Latvala discusses leadership’s education priorities and how they hope to get there.
  9. Amanda Williams Cruce and Deena Ruth Cruce currently have five foster kids in their home. Here are four on a restaurant outing. MIAMI HERALD
    A plan to keep the existing funding in place could involve sending some of the state’s most troubled children from other regions, including Hillsborough County, to a facility in South Florida for more...
  10. Hernando County Government Center
    Home builder gets Spring Hill property for $10,000 an acre.
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