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A war of words between two of Florida’s most powerful Republicans is heating up in a Leon County Circuit Court.

Sarah Mueller

As part of assembling Florida’s budget for the next year, legislators are pushing local pet projects. But there’s a new vetting process for House lawmakers this year intended to add more transparency.

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Florida is a prime breeding ground for invasive species that can threaten the state’s ecology and economy. For every lionfish or Burmese python that’s captured, thousands remain. And the sheer scope of the problem is pushing some lawmakers to ask how much of a difference state funding actually makes.

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State regulators are moving forward with plans to widen Crawfordville Highway, despite concerns about the impacts to nearby Wakulla Springs. Conservationists hoped the state would amend the design to reduce pollution and add animal crossings.

Rep. Chris Sprowls (R-Palm Harbor) is sponsoring a death penalty fix in the House.
Florida House of Representatives

Florida lawmakers seem likely to approve unanimous jury sentences for death penalty cases in the opening weeks of this year’s legislative session.  But some warn there could be another crisis around the corner.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott
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Florida Governor Rick Scott is crisscrossing the state calling out lawmakers by name for voting to gut two state agencies.

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There are more than 120 specialty license plates in Florida, and some Florida lawmakers are hoping to add several more to that list. It includes a “President Ronald Reagan” license plate that will also go toward helping fight the disease he had in the latter years of his life.

Florida Supreme Court

A Florida State University law professor considered an authority on evidence rules predicts a recent Florida Supreme Court ruling will only sew confusion.

In the midst of perennial debates over abortion and gun control, lawmakers paused briefly to contemplate a nearly utopian future – one where cars drive themselves and the mighty Gulf Stream provides most of our energy needs.

Tom Flanigan

Today (Friday, 2/17) was the yearly Tallahassee Southern Model United Nations Conference at the Florida Capitol. It was a chance for nearly three-hundred local middle and high schoolers to wrestle with world problems.

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President Trump, who spent the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, held another round of interviews for the position of national security adviser.

Trump interviewed four finalists on Sunday: acting adviser Keith Kellogg, who is a retired three-star Army general, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, an Army strategist, and Lieutenant General Robert Caslen Jr., superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

During Betsy DeVos' bitter confirmation hearing last month for education secretary, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet pointed to Denver as a potential national model of a big city school district that's found an innovative, balanced approach to school choice.

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