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Senate to Tackle Big Issues in Opening Week

The Florida Senate will kick off the 2017 legislative session with a busy first week, scheduling three major bills on the Senate floor. On Wednesday, the Senate will take up Senate President Joe Negron’s higher-education initiative (SB 2), which would…
Moffitt Center Could Be Marijuana Research Hub

As lawmakers struggle to carry out a voter-approved constitutional amendment that legalized marijuana for a broad swath of patients with debilitating conditions, a prominent senator is backing a proposal that would create a medical cannabis research hub at the H.…
Sessions’ Recusal from Russian Inquiries

March 3 was a whirlwind of political theater on Capitol Hill as Democrats ravenously went after Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his undisclosed meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Democrats spent Thursday calling for Sessions to resign as well, led…
The Dark Side of Adam Putnam’s Fundraising Success

February was a roller coaster month for Florida Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam. His political committee, Florida Grown PC, announced that they raised more than $2.25M in the month of February. In the email announcement, Justin Hollis, Chairman of Florida Grown…
Scott Picks Political Allies For Constitution Panel

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA©2017 The News Service of Florida. All rights reserved. Posting or forwarding this material without permission is prohibited. You can view the Terms of Use on our website. THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, March 3,…