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The two candidates for the Leon County Commission At-Large Seat disagree about changes to the county’s urban development. 

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Congresswoman Corrine Brown is far out-raising her opponent former State Senator Al Lawson, in the Democratic race for Congressional District 5. But a local party leader says money isn’t everything.

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This Tuesday, Florida voters weighed in on who should be the next president of the United States. But some 1.5 million Floridians are left out of that voting process: convicted felons.

City Debuts Campaign Contribution Refund Program

Mar 15, 2016

Tallahassee is launching a new campaign contribution refund program in time for this November’s elections.

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While state workers are passed over for the eighth year in a row, Florida’s election supervisors could be getting a raise. A bill that would do just that is ready for the Governor’s signature.

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The midterm election gave Republicans 17 new members in the Florida House, while Democrats are welcoming six to their minority caucus. The GOP now has a veto-proof super-majority in that chamber.

Republicans needed to defeat at least five incumbent Democrats to achieve the super-majority. They ousted six. One of their successful candidates comes from Orlando.

“My name is Rene Plasencia. I also go by Coach P. I’m a high school teacher and track coach at Colonial High School, where I’ve been for the last 15 years,” he says.

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As Florida election supervisors continue counting mail-in ballots, Gov. Rick Scott’s winning margin is just over 1 percent. But before Scott was declared the winner late Tuesday night, Democratic rival Charlie Crist filed an emergency court motion to extend voting hours in one South Florida county. A judge denied his campaign’s request.

Florida Democrats have managed to narrow an early Republican lead in the number of ballots cast before Election Day. The numbers appear to favor Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist—at first glance. But  a state election-law change makes this election’s outcome harder to predict.

Capital Report: 04-03-2013

Apr 3, 2013

Money, dough, the green stuff; Regan McCarthy reports that’s what a group of lawmakers spent their Wednesday talking about –who doesn’t get it, who does and how much the state is willing to give them.

Several abortion bills are now headed to the Florida House floor, after clearing their last committee stop Wednesday. They include a bill that seeks to ban abortions based on the sex or gender of the unborn child. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, lawmakers had mixed feelings on the issue, at times voting against their own party.