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As Cuba Opens to More Investment, Tampa Sees Advantage Over Miami

Miami will likely not initially be the Cuban trade partner that some might expect.

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Jeb Bush Says He’s Going To Release Emails From His Time In Office

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, exploring the possibility of running for president, will release about a quarter million emails from his time in office.

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Did Gov. Scott Withhold Records On Purpose?

A Leon County Circuit Court judge ruled this week that an ongoing lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott can be amended to include the complaint that Scott purposely withheld information he was required to make public, or that he purposely delayed releasing that information.

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Florida GOP Congressional Delegation Divided On Immigration Response

Florida Republicans in the U.S. House aren’t on the same page when it comes to dealing with President Obama’s recent executive action relieving millions of undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation.

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Despite Electoral Wins, Florida GOP Loses Big Court Fights

Two laws the state has been defending met their end in an appeals court this week.

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Weeks After Election, Gov. Rick Scott And State Agency Start Turning Over Public Records

Now that Gov. Rick Scott’s contentious re-election is over, a lot of previously-requested information is making its way to reporters– even though there is evidence some of the information was ready for release well before Election Day.

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After All Redistricting Docs Are Unsealed, GOP Consulting Group Defends Practices

The head of a GOP consulting group forced by court order to release documents showing his company may have been illegally used to redraw political districts, including evidence the company tried to hide its involvement by using third parties, is defending his and the company’s actions.

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AP: Gov. Rick Scott Used Private Email Accounts For Public Work

Gov. Rick Scott’s office handed over public records showing the newly re-elected governor has in fact used a private email account to conduct public business.

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Redistricting Docs Leaked, Show GOP Consultants Tried To Skirt Fair Districts Laws

Documents containing memos, maps and emails from Gainesville-based Data Targeting regarding the state’s 2012 redistricting effort have surfaced. They show political consultants made a concerted effort to work around Florida’s gerrymandering ban.

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Florida’s Undocumented Immigration Population Grows As Obama Revisits Reform

As President Barack Obama discusses plans to relieve about 5 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation, new numbers show Florida’s undocumented population has grown.

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