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Ex-Rep. Harding sentenced to four months

He had pleaded guilty to fraudulently applying for business loans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Albritton formally tapped as next state Senate president

The Republican will succeed Senate President Kathleen Passidomo after the 2024 elections.

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No longer above the fray, state supreme courts pulled into overtly political conflicts

The courts have become top-tier targets for party leaders, often considered the key to unlocking control of state legislatures, gubernatorial mansions and even Congress.

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So who’s going to be the next governor of Florida?

It might be really early, but Florida political watchers can’t stop speculating now that Matt Gaetz is again getting national attention.

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Don Gaetz to run for Florida Senate District 1 seat

Frank White, the only other candidate in the race, has agreed to drop out and endorse him.

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Miami city commission candidate fights in court to stay on November ballot

A hearing is scheduled in Miami-Dade County court to hear arguments and get a ruling before early voting begins in late October.

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GOP states announce new voter roll systems. Are they as secure as ERIC?

An expert in elections administration and one of the founders of ERIC says the new systems could suffer from low data quality, high costs and inadequate security.

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In the dark? With private talk, Tallahassee mayor, city commissioner may have broken Florida’s ‘Sunshine Law,’ fellow official says

Possible ‘secret meeting’ at issue, with millions of public dollars at stake in controversial request from politically connected developer.

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Like father, like son? As possibility of Matt Gaetz for Florida governor builds, Don Gaetz eyes return to state Senate

The pair's respective political heft could create a Gaetz ‘dream team’ in the governor’s mansion and at the state Capitol.

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Five things to know about future Florida House Speaker Daniel Perez

The Miami-Dade state representative will be formally designated for the top leadership position in a Monday morning ceremony.

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FDLE: Miami city commissioner charged with money laundering, official misconduct and more

The charges stem from various alleged schemes by Diaz de la Portilla and his attorney, including campaign contributions they received for his brother that went unreported and personal expenditures Diaz de la Portilla made using contributions.

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Taking a page from Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy promises massive job cuts across federal government

'Large-scale, mass layoffs are absolutely what we will bring to the D.C. bureaucracy,' Ramaswamy said at the America First Policy Institute.

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Surfside commissioners reject censure of city's mayor over 'hurtful comments'

Mayor Shlomo Danzinger had made questionable remarks directed at Commissioner Nelly Velasquez during a public meeting held last month.

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Appeal of Florida congressional redistricting could go on fast track

State lawmakers are scheduled to start the 2024 legislative session in January. A Supreme Court ruling by Dec. 31 would allow them to redraw congressional lines, if necessary, during the session.

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Maxwell Frost taken to court over credit card debt

A spokesperson, however, said the Florida congressman has already paid what's owed.