US Labor Dept nominee withdraws, in blow to Trump

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a blow to President Donald Trump as he tries to assemble his administration, his nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration on Wednesday amid concerns that he could…
Embattled national security adviser’s fate uncertain

By JILL COLVIN and JULIE PACE WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn’s fate as one of President Donald Trump’s senior aides is uncertain following reports that he discussed U.S. sanctions with a Russian envoy before Trump’s inauguration.…
Is Florida moving too slow to save the Everglades?

By JENNY STALETOVICH FLORIDA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Zooming over the vast Everglades in a helicopter, it’s easy to see how much work is being done to revive the wilted watershed: Newly restored bends in the Kissimmee River are resurrecting…
BREAKING:  State Lawmakers Paid by Lobbying Firms

Syndicated from The Ledger Once viewed as an “inescapable” conflict of interest, some state lawmakers are on the payroll of firms that actively lobby the Legislature. The law firm of Becker & Poliakoff has an extensive legislative lobbying practice that…
Florida Gov. lashes out at GOP leader over jobs money

By GARY FINEOUT Feb. 07, 2017 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday lashed out against GOP House Speaker Richard Corcoran, escalating an already growing feud over state spending on programs that Scott maintains have helped…
Adam Putnam’s greedy selective environmental concerns?

Syndicated from the Tampa Bay Times Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam seems quite selective when it comes to his concerns — suspiciously so. Surprising? No. Disappointing? Absolutely. At last week’s Associated Press legislative planning session in Tallahassee, Putnam talked to…
The 7 Most Powerful Tech Moguls

Publications like Forbes and Business Insider are renowned for their in-depth analyses of the distribution of the world’s wealth; in particular, they are known for providing as accurate a look as possible at the net worths of the wealthiest people…