STATEWIDE

Signatures for a proposed solar amendment to the state constitution have been verified and the measure has been submitted by state elections officials to Attorney General Pam Bondi. Floridians for Solar Choice says it wants to encourage solar energy production with a constitutional amendment that would prohibit governments or utilities...

LEGISLATIVE

House Republicans are not working on a Medicaid expansion plan. And they are not working on a health care bill that would impact commercial offerings outside of Medicaid, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli told reporters Thursday in a media availability after the full House adjourned. "We are focused on the position we are...

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St. Pete City Council has advanced a wage theft ordinance out of committee. It will be heard at the council meeting on April 2 after clearing the Committee of the Whole Thursday afternoon. City Council member Darden Rice proposed a wage theft ordinance that would set a citywide procedure for...

POLITIX

U. S. Sen. Bill Nelson is speaking out against policies that would prohibit  government employees from discussing climate change and offered a budget amendment Thursday to prevent federal legislation from doing that. “We have all read news reports at the state level, the local level, maybe even at the federal...

APOLITICAL

It may look a bit like the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, but the new Florida Power & Light “smart grid” command center has one purpose: improving service reliability. FPL, the state’s largest utility, unveiled its Power Delivery Diagnostic Center, designed to manage a complex electric system that serves more...

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