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Bill Galvano, NRA clash over political contribution

The incoming Florida Senate President accepted political contributions from a group that backs gun restrictions and has ties to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Source link

Money comes from far and near in Florida governor's race

The fundraising period represented the first full week after Ron DeSantis, a former Northeast Florida congressman, and Andrew Gillum, the Tallahassee mayor, dispatched their opponents in the Aug. 28 primary elections. Source link

Report details charter school closures

TALLAHASSEE — A new report from a Tallahassee-based research group raises questions about the growing role of charter schools in Florida, including citing the closure of 373 charter schools since 1998.Ben Wilcox, research director for the group Integrity...

State asks justices to clear way for amendments

TALLAHASSEE — Saying First Amendment arguments raised by opponents are “irreconcilable with our constitutional history,” Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office Monday asked the Florida Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that could block at least three proposed constitutional...

Candidates push for pot-banking changes

TALLAHASSEE — Democratic agriculture-commissioner candidate Nikki Fried and other state Cabinet candidates from both parties want to see federal banking changes that could lead to Florida financial institutions being open to people and businesses with ties to the medical-marijuana...

Rick Scott campaign stop beseiged by red tide protesters

A Venice crowd, incensed about the toxic algae, jams sidewalks as governor visits Sarasota County. Source link

School shootings inspire new Bacharach song

The songwriter says the new song, which includes such lyrics as "We can't live like this forever/ Got to have a change of heart," was about love and "keeping our kids safe." Source link

Mark Lane: 90 years ago, the Okeechobee Hurricane hit Florida

The second-deadliest hurricane to hit the mainland United States was a Category 4 storm that came ashore in South Florida Sept. 16, 1928. Source link

Illnesses at Florida courthouse blamed on bat droppings

Workers at the Hardee County Courthouse on Thursday complained of coughing, itchy and scratchy throats, chest burning, red eyes, and itchy skin. Source link

Andrew Gillum wants $1 billion more for education

Democratic candidate for governor of Florida seeks 40 hike in business taxes Source link

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