President Obama will make an appearance today on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, which will be televised from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The appearance is an effort to gin up support once more among young voters.
A local NAACP chapter has canceled an event featuring Rep. Allen West, R-Fort Lauderdale, because he said in a town hall meeting earlier this month that “up to 80 U.S. House Democrats are Communist Party members.
Nearly 60 Florida religious leaders issued a letter Wednesday opposing GOP-sponsored bills that would gut Miami-Dade county's wage theft program.
The sponsor of a bill that would make it harder for someone with a drug-related felony conviction to receive welfare benefits and food assistance says his measure is intended to force societal change and alter the public's attitude towards drugs.
The Florida Senate today passed a bill that allows students in public schools to pray during any school event.
State Rep. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, has filed a bill that would ban banks from charging fees on debit cards.
Adam Hasner has picked up the endorsement of conservative South Florida talk radio host Joyce Kaufman.
There is a narrow and limited budget debate in Washington, D.C., focused on the 2012 elections, Rev. Jim Wallis said during a phone conference today, adding that nothing is said about the people who suffer the consequences of budget cuts to social service programs.
Florida's state government will be in for a long-term slow squeeze if it approves a revenue-limiting measure set to be taken up this morning by the Senate budget committee, according to the author of a new study scrutinizing the measure.
As DREAM Act supporters get ready for yet another action on Wednesday in Miami, they are getting support from Miami Republicans. The Sun-Sentinel's Florida
Visiting another state agency on Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott followed up on a question raised earlier this week by a Department of Corrections employee, who wanted to know whether the governor would require wealthy Floridians to help reduce the state deficit.
Even though Florida lawmakers have rejected millions of dollars in federal health care grants in the past two years, non-governmental organizations all over the state have been accepting the funds.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) released its first anti-health care reform ad yesterday. The ad is being released as the White House celebrates the two-year anniversary of the law's passage.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that it is denying a request to expand access to over-the-counter emergency contraception to teenagers under 17.
PolitiFact reported yesterday that state Rep. Jimmie Smith's justification for exempting legislators from the state employee random drug testing bill he sponsored this past session is flat-out false.
Gov. Rick Scott (Pic via Facebook) In a letter sent to state agency heads today, Gov. Rick Scott advises against randomly drug testing state employees, until a judge issues a ruling regarding the issue. The letter comes just one day after Scott signed a bill allowing state agencies to adopt policies that allow for random drug testing of their employees.
Last night, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law the state's second attempt to randomly drug test state employees.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed an unemployment insurance bill yesterday that included a provision requiring beneficiaries to take drug tests before receiving public assistance.
The Florida Department of Children and Families testified before a state House committee Tuesday about the implementation of new drug screening requirements placed on Temporary Assistance for Need Families applicants. The message? Very, very few people are testing positive.
On the day Rick Scott became Florida's chief executive, the Independent's Travis Pillow laid out what to expect from the Sunshine State's new governor.
Democrat Alex Sink wants to give state workers a raise. Republican Rick Scott wants to eliminate them by the thousands. Both candidates see immense savings in reshaping state government, but they are proposing to do it in radically different ways.
Homestead residents and immigrant advocates will deliver a petition with 2,000 signatures Thursday to Miami-Dade County Police Department headquarters, calling on the department to stop its practice of stopping Latino drivers based on their racial profile.
Though there were no signs of Gov. Rick Scott or Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll on the initial agenda of CPAC Florida, the two have recently been added to the event.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has made no secret of his pro-business agenda since taking office in January. It comes as little surprise, then, that his 2010 campaign was backed largely by industries he now supports.
In a letter sent to Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolis, R-Merritt Island, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce voiced its opposition yesterday to the state Senate's proposed immigration-enforcement bill, for fear of the economic impact such legislation will have on the state of Florida.