Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has about a month to prove to a Tallahassee judge she didn’t improperly order businesses to pay millions to unregistered charities. Bondi denies any wrongdoing.

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi continues to face questions over whether a campaign contribution Trump gave to her in 2013 was in exchange for dropping a potential investigation into his real estate investment program, Trump University. Now Congressional Democrats are calling for an investigation into the issue, and so are newspapers, and the issue is not going away.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s spat with a gold star family is putting Florida’s top elected officials in an awkward position.

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After a bruising primary, the GOP has officially settled on Donald Trump to lead the party into November.  Elected officials from Florida—likely one of the most important swing states come Election Day—were out in force to support the Republican candidate.

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State officials continue to battle human trafficking in the state of Florida. This Session, lawmakers are offering multiple bills that could protect victims and penalize traffickers.

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A Florida lawmaker has filed a measure aimed at speeding up the processing of DNA evidence collected in sexual assault investigations. That’s after a recent call by Attorney General Pam Bondi to get more funding for crime labs all across the state to test thousands of untested rape kits.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi spoke Wednesday at an Associated Press media event at the Capitol.
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Same-sex marriage gets a hearing in the U.S. Supreme Court this April, and in Florida, the Attorney General is making a familiar argument against a piecemeal approach. 

Florida began issuing same-sex marriage licenses at the beginning of this month.  At the time, officials argued the federal ruling throwing out the state’s marriage ban was narrow and only applied to the couples named in the case.  Wednesday Attorney General Pam Bondi argued the greatest harm is lack of consistency.

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  After Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage was lifted Monday, many of its opponents were left flying a white flag, while others began pondering their next move.

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Tallahassee attorney Bill Wohlsifer, the Libertarian candidate for state attorney general, wants to make sure voters understand his positions don’t amount to eliminating government control, just limiting it. That goes for everything from his support for gay marriage, to his lack of enthusiasm for Amendment Two: a proposed constitutional amendment to bring medical marijuana to Florida.

“I support medical marijuana in Florida, but I don’t think it goes far enough.”

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The State of Florida is backing a Mississippi lawsuit to repeal a federal rule that Governor Rick Scott says could turn Floridians out of their homes. 

Scott says Congress didn’t do all it said it would do before passing the Biggert-Waters act, which will increase Floridians' flood insurance costs by phasing out subsidized policies. And Scott accuses President Obama of failing to take charge.

“He’s not led in this area. He signed a bill. They didn’t do their job. They were supposed to do a study they didn't do that," Scott said.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is pushing back against Democratic attacks that the Republican Party is “anti-woman.”  The claims stem from GOP opposition to abortion and the funding of birth control. But Bondi told convention-goers Tuesday that she believes claims that the Party doesn’t support women are ridiculous.

“All the women I talk about, they care about the same things I care about. Jobs. The economy. Poverty is at an all-time low for women. 401,000 women have lost jobs under Barack Obama.”

If you haven’t heard of 411 Pain, then you may be familiar with their ad.

The 411 Pain referral service tells customers they could be entitled to up to a hundred thousand dollars or more for injuries and lost wages due to car accidents, and also says customers could get more than $10,000  in personal injury protection benefits under the state’s mandatory auto insurance law.

But the Attorney General’s office says those actions violate state law.

The Tampa-based HMO WellCare has agreed to a $137 million payout to settle a lawsuit that accuses the company of committing Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Lynn Hatter reports the settlement marks an agreement involving nine states including Florida, and the federal government.