Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam

Joined by her Attorney Ben Crump and others, Brittany Jacobs speaks during a news conference inside a Tallahassee church prior to a march to the capitol Wednesday.
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Last month’s killing of a man during a dispute over a parking space has revived the conversation about a repeal of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. The overall debate surrounding the controversial self defense law is also having an impact on Florida's elections.

Agriculture Commissioner and Republican Gubernatorial hopeful Adam Putnam
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Florida’s Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner says he wants to set the record straight about what happened when close to 300 background checks were revoked due to an issue at his agency.  Still, despite ongoing criticisms, could Adam Putnam face political fallout over this issue?

(left to right) Orlando businessman Chris King, former North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum are seeking the Democratic gubernatorial nomination
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The need for gun reform is top of mind for the four Democratic candidates running for Governor. They discussed that during their first televised debate.

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Agriculture officials are warning Floridians to use caution due to significantly heightened wildfire risk. Dangerous conditions are present statewide.

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Within one week, Governor Rick Scott not only signed a gun safety bill into law, he also approved the budget, which includes millions of dollars for school safety purposes. Still, that didn’t prevent the National Rifle Association from filing a federal lawsuit against a provision in the new safety law. And, on the one month mark of the Parkland mass school shooting, thousands of kids across the nation walked out of their schools. Some Parkland families also asked officials to put ideas on the ballot to ban assault rifles and have universal background checks, and lawmakers in Washington D.C. may be moving forward on gun safety bills of their own.

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Ever been the victim of a data breach? Maybe you were part of last year’s breach involving one of the largest credit agencies, Equifax. But, in Florida, if you wanted to place a freeze on your credit report, Equifax could still charge you a fee. Now, a bill is starting to move in the Florida House to eliminate that cost to consumers.

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With the 2018 legislative session looming, state officials are doing their level best to defuse a widening sexual harassment scandal.  The governor is ordering new training at state agencies.

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All students in 48 Florida counties will be eligible for free lunches after the U.S. Department of Agriculture decided to help communities hardest hit by Hurricane Irma.

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.
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Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam met Thursday with state emergency officials.

Commissioner Putnam speaking in Polk County with local officials.
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Empty shelves typically stocked with water are cropping up on many Floridians’ social media feeds.  But one state official says the run on water is more panic than real peril.

Commissioner Adam Putnam, flanked by state officials and Florida guard members, speaking at an armory in Tallahassee.
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Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is touting a two year old program fast tracking concealed weapons permits for veterans and National Guard members.  And the Republican is mulling whether he’d expand where those licenses are valid if he wins the governor’s race.

Clearwater Republican Jack Latvala, the irascible Senate budget chief who is mulling a run for governor, is already spicing up the race.

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.
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The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is regrouping after a data breach under its roof.  The commissioner, who is also running for higher office, is working to allay concerns.

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The war chest for Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam continues to swell as the leading GOP contender for governor wraps up his official first week of campaigning.

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As of Monday, more than 2,000 wildfires had burned throughout Florida since the start of this year, and state officials say more than a 120 wildfires continue to burn.

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Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner is running for governor and another Republican is running for his open post.  A former democratic congresswoman seems ready to launch a gubernatorial bid of her own.

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Governor Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency as more than a hundred wildfires flare across the state. With drought conditions spreading and more hot weather ahead, there’s little indication the blazes will slow down.

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The Florida Cabinet is saying farewell to Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, who is resigning his post early next month to work as the new Vice President of strategic initiatives and CFO for Florida Atlantic University.

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State officials are warning Floridians about scams during tax season.

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During the time of a disaster, the state usually sees a spike in charitable giving. But, Florida officials are asking people to be mindful of charity-related scams, in the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine. 

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On Friday, Governor Rick Scott honored the 49 victims killed during the Orlando mass shooting with a Tallahassee memorial.

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Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is touting the role he played in what’s being hailed as the largest land transfer ever from the federal government to a historically black college or university.

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A bill seeking a three percent pay raise for state employees unanimously passed its first Senate panel Monday. And, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are mulling over the issue as well.

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Now that the work is complete on the now-closed Dozier School for boys, alleged abuse survivors and elected officials are now looking into ways of how to move forward together. A final report on the work done to reunite the remains of loved ones buried on the property with their families is still leaving all parties involved with some unanswered questions.

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With the first day of school right around the corner, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam wants more parents and students to take advantage of a Back-to-School app.

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