- THE LATEST: GOP presidential candidates gather in Florida Updated: Jun-02-15 9:26 am
ORLANDO, Florida - The latest from an "economic summit" hosted by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, where several of the leading Republican candidates, and expected candidates, for president are speaking Tuesday:
- GOP presidential candidates in Florida for economic summit Updated: Jun-02-15 3:05 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Six Republican presidential candidates or potential candidates will speak at an economic summit organized by Florida Gov. Rick Scott.
- Florida legislators return with plan to end budget stalemate Updated: Jun-01-15 7:44 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Legislature kicked off a 20-day special session Monday, with legislative leaders sounding more open to compromise as they race against the clock to pass a new state budget.
- Missouri jobless benefit cuts could test legislative powers Updated: May-31-15 11:13 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's governor says they can't do it. So does a former chief justice. Nonetheless, Republican senators are making plans to enact one of the nation's most restrictive unemployment laws later this year.
- New trial for man who says lover reneged on lottery pact Updated: May-31-15 3:04 am
ORLANDO, Florida - A Seminole County man who sued his ex-girlfriend claiming she reneged on their agreement to split any lotter winnings can get a new trial.
- Ky. police accused of shipping mentally ill man to Florida Updated: May-29-15 11:01 am
CARROLLTON, Kentucky - A published report says the Kentucky Attorney General's office is investigating a police department after a mentally ill jail inmate was shipped to Florida instead of to a mental hospital for an evaluation.
- Man suing his ex for half of $1M prize gets a win in court Updated: May-28-15 5:37 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A Florida man is still trying to get half of his ex-girlfriend's $1 million lottery prize, eight years after he says she took the winning ticket and left him. He says she reneged on a long-ago promise that they'd split any winnings if either of them hit it big.
- Bush earned millions in juggling act as corporate adviser Updated: May-28-15 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON - During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards of or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches.
- Florida's highest court rules UCF has immunity Updated: May-28-15 4:30 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - A private corporation that runs the University of Central Florida's athletic program won't have to pay $10 million to the family of a football player who died during practice, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
- Florida Senate offers health care coverage compromise Updated: May-26-15 5:04 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Republican leaders in the Florida Senate offered up a revamped health care proposal Tuesday in an effort to end a budget stalemate that threatens to shut down state government, but the proposal was immediately rejected by Gov. Rick Scott and House GOP leaders.
- Florida schools chief to lead New York Education Department Updated: May-26-15 3:57 pm
ALBANY, New York - A Florida school superintendent has been appointed New York education commissioner.
- Dentist accused of running 'house of horrors' agrees to quit Updated: May-22-15 6:17 pm
ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida - A Florida children's dentist accused of running a "house of horrors" that included performing surgical procedures without anesthetic agreed late Friday to stop practicing dentistry.
- 65 graduate from Florida Highway Patrol's training academy Updated: May-21-15 6:14 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Highway Patrol has 65 new troopers.
- Suspension advised for judge accused of punching attorney Updated: May-20-15 4:23 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - A central Florida judge's sharp tongue and hot temper might soon find him in the judicial penalty box.
- Florida editorial roundup Updated: May-20-15 2:06 pm
Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:
- Former state GOP chairman elected Jacksonville mayor Updated: May-19-15 10:04 pm
UNDATED - Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry defeated Democratic incumbent Mayor Alvin Brown on Tuesday with help from powerful friends like Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush.
- Florida's GOP primary could give a boost to a favorite son Updated: May-19-15 5:06 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida has put itself in a position to help the White House bids of either former Gov. Jeb Bush or Sen. Marco Rubio, by setting up a winner-take-all Republican presidential primary as early as possible in the nominating calendar.
- Florida agencies give dire warnings if government shuts down Updated: May-18-15 10:10 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - State officials warned on Monday that if Florida legislators fail to reach a deal on a new state budget, everything from child abuse investigations to money for teachers could be halted in coming weeks.
- Florida Republicans exploring Senate run work party meeting Updated: May-16-15 3:52 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - Chances are good that U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis will have a primary opponent as he seeks Marco Rubio's Senate seat, and four people also considering a run were at the Republican Party of Florida's quarterly meeting Saturday gauging interest for possible campaigns.
- Legislators agree to do budget, health care during session Updated: May-15-15 8:28 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's Republican-led Legislature will return to the state Capitol in June and try to do what they couldn't do during their 60-day session that crashed to a halt.
- Troopers monitor smoky conditions on Alligator Alley Updated: May-15-15 7:10 am
NAPLES, Florida - The Florida Highway Patrol says it is monitoring smoky conditions on the section of Interstate 75 known as Alligator Alley.
- Attorney general: Florida company can't do business in ND Updated: May-14-15 6:32 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has banned a Florida company from doing business in the state.
- Supreme Court strikes down lawsuit against Florida insurer Updated: May-14-15 5:11 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court is ruling that the state's major property insurer is immune from certain types of lawsuits.
- Florida's Lt. Gov. moves closer to US Senate bid Updated: May-14-15 9:38 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera is taking steps that could help him run for the seat now held by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.
- Florida toddler dies after being left in hot car, police say Updated: May-13-15 1:52 pm
LAKE CITY, Florida - A 16-month-old north Florida girl died after her father forgot to drop her off at day care and left her in the car, state investigators said Wednesday.