Florida gubernatorial race

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In Florida, statewide campaigns are partially paid for by citizens. Voters approved the move decades ago to make sure people who wanted to run for a seat could afford to campaign. But since then the money poured into bids for office has ballooned, and lawmakers think candidates no longer need the financial help from the state.

Scott for Florida campaign/Charlie Crist's twitter account

Florida’s gubernatorial race is locked in a dead heat, and two candidates are now placing an emphasis on voting early ahead of the November 4th general election.

Republican Governor Rick Scott joined by his wife, daughter, and grandsons kicked off his two-week early voting tour Thursday, after casting ballots early in Naples.

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Blocks away from the Florida Capitol today, a group targeting climate-change deniers kicked off what it’s calling “Rick Scott’s Ark Tour.” The NextGen Climate Action Committee has spent more than $3.6 million so far in an attempt to inject climate change as an issue in the Florida governor’s race, according to finance records filed with the state.

Noah’s ark, or what looks just like it, was parked at a meter on a busy Tallahassee street. During the lunch-hour rush  here, about two dozen college students were waving signs and handing out T-shirts to passing drivers.

Capital Report: 04-23-2014

Apr 23, 2014

Today (Wednesday), the Florida Senate teed up several measures, unanimously passed a bunch more, and sent some over to the Governor for his signature. As Sascha Cordner reports, that includes a bill addressing juvenile life sentencing, a pair of gun-related measures, and another that ups the speed limit on several highways.

Lawmakers in the Florida House passed a bill Wednesday aimed at cracking down on adults in schools who participate in inappropriate relationships with students.