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The Buzz on Florida Politics

Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, left and Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, right.
The House wants Florida Department of Education spending authority over federal funds to give directly to K-12 school districts. Senate leaders, meanwhile, have said little about how they want to use...
Nelson’s nomination vote shouldn’t controversial, though some in space community wanted Biden to nominate a woman to the job for the first time.
Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie is accused of making false statements to a grand jury investigating public safety funding.
A fellow Republican, the Hillsborough sheriff whose office responded to arson and looting was not invited to Monday’s ceremonial bill-signing in Polk County.

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  1. State Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, who is the Senate budget chief, speaks during a Senate Rules Committee hearing. The $10.23 billion pot of one-time federal money arriving in the next year from President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act has created a bit of budget trauma as legislators try to wrap up the annual budget that this year is expected to exceed $100 billion.
  2. Protesters and activists take to the streets of downtown St. Petersburg on Thursday September 3, 2020 as they mark the 100th day of protests in the city.
  3. Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, left and Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, right.
  4. In this March 11 photo, President Joe Biden holds up his face mask as he speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic during a prime-time address from the East Room of the White House in Washington. The U.S. is meeting President Joe Biden’s latest vaccine goal of administering 200 million COVID-19 shots in his first 100 days in office, as the White House steps up its efforts to inoculate the rest of the public.
  5. House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., speaks during a Celebration of Life for Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Hastings died earlier this month, aged 84, following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
  6. Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools Robert Runcie speaks during a news conference in Fort Lauderdale in 2019.
  7. Former Sen. Bill Nelson.
  8. Gov. Ron DeSantis shows off his signed "anti-riot" bill at a news conference at the Polk County Sheriff's Office in Winter Haven on Monday. At least five Florida sheriffs stood behind DeSantis during the event, but the governor's office did not invite the sheriff from the county next door, Hillsborough's Chad Chronister.
  9. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  10. Tampa General Hospital is pictured on Thursday, July 16, 2020.
  11. A small group of demonstrators gathers at Lake Eola Park to protest the Florida unemployment benefits system, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. Many Florida unemployed workers are still trying to apply for and receive unemployment benefits since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
  12. The Florida House has passed a bill that would block transgender children from playing on sports teams that align with their gender.
  13. In this June 1993 file photo, President Bill Clinton stands behind his nominee for Ambassador to Japan, former Vice President Walter Mondale. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday, April 19, 2021. He was 93.
  14. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., attends a House Judiciary committee markup at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
  15. Traffic is seen along Busch Boulevard in Tampa.
  16. Photo of medical marijuana taken at Zen Leaf, a medical marijuana dispensary in Neptune, New Jersey. Taken April 16, 2021.
  17. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, seen during a news conference Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, where he first proposed the idea of “anti-mob” legislation.
  18. This 2017 Florida Department of Corrections photo shows the gurney used to execute death row inmates via lethal injection at Florida State Prison at Starke.
  19. People listen while several organizers speak outside St. Petersburg City Hall ahead of a march in solidarity against racism and police brutality on Friday. About 100 people gathered to march.
  20. U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during an event on the implementation of the American Rescue Plan's investment in child care in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday.
  21. A drone image shows a partially drained wastewater reservoir at Piney Point, with Tampa Bay visible in the distance.
  22. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington earlier this year.
  23. The Justice Department sued Donald Trump's ally Roger Stone on Friday, accusing the conservative provocateur and his wife of failing to pay nearly $2 million in income tax.
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