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Past articles by Tia:

Out of money, Florida Health Choices insurance exchange shuts down

TALLAHASSEE | Gov. Rick Scott’s veto ended up being the death knell for the state’s fledgling insurance exchange, kept afloat for years by legislators embracing the pet project of Marco Rubio. → Read More

Ethics Commission clears Bean, cites Daniels for financial disclosure errors

TALLAHASSEE | The Florida Commission on Ethics has determined there is probable cause to believe that state Rep. Kimberly Daniels did not fully disclose all of her financial liabilities during three years she was on Jacksonville City Council. → Read More

Shad Khan’s other football team won’t remind Brits to visit Florida

Jerseys of the London soccer team owned by Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan will no longer remind spectators to “visit Florida.” → Read More

Tia Mitchell: Renner becomes a chairman, eyes on education spending

Rep. Paul Renner is already benefiting from his election to the position that puts him in line to become Florida’s House speaker in five years. → Read More

Politics prop up greyhound racing in Florida

The recent discovery of cocaine in a dozen racing greyhounds here has focused attention on a mostly forgotten practice that in Florida is being perpetuated by politics. → Read More

Is future House Speaker Paul Renner a ‘Jacksonville guy?’

Rep. Paul Renner may no longer live in Jacksonville, but the city’s political and business leaders are counting on him and his influence as a future House speaker to ensure local priorities get the Legislature’s attention. → Read More

Tia Mitchell: Watch a health care protest turn into dialogue

When I met Molly Gosline on Thursday morning, she was fired up. → Read More

Northeast Florida’s Paul Renner wins House speaker vote

ORLANDO | Rep. Paul Renner is in line to become speaker of the Florida House in 2022, making him the first legislator from Northeast Florida to be chosen for the leadership position in more than two decades. → Read More

Tia Mitchell: Chairman’s comments latest example of Democrats taking blacks for granted

The argument for African-Americans to end their loyalty to the Democratic Party usually ends and begins with the assertion that Democrats take black votes for granted — that elected Democrats don’t actually do enough to warrant the support of the black folks who put them in office. → Read More

Scott vetoes $26 million in Northeast Florida projects

TALLAHASSEE | Gov. Rick Scott vetoed from the state budget roughly $26 million that had been earmarked for projects in Northeast Florida. → Read More

Tia Mitchell: When fake news goes viral, it’s no laughing matter

The cringe-inducing article popped up in my Facebook feed over the holiday weekend. “Tainted Buffet at Jacksonville Strip Club Blamed After Severe Diarrhea Incident on Stage.” → Read More

Tia Mitchell: Disagreement over property tax change may prove costly

Jacksonville City Councilman Matt Schellenberg is understandably miffed at members of the Legislature who approved taking a property tax exemption proposal to voters that, if it passes, will have a huge effect on the city’s bottom line. → Read More

Supreme Court says county slots referendums, like the one in Duval, aren’t valid

TALLAHASSEE | The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the state’s denial of slot machine licenses in a county where slots were approved in a voter referendum. → Read More

Dozens of Northeast Florida projects in line for state road funding

TALLAHASSEE | Dozens of road and infrastructure projects in Northeast Florida worth $630.9 million are included in the state budget for the upcoming year. → Read More

Rep. Jay Fant to launch campaign for attorney general Tuesday

TALLAHASSEE | Rep. Jay Fant will launch his bid to become Florida’s next attorney general with a statewide tour that begins Tuesday in the capital city. → Read More

Lawmakers will not give apologies for lateness

The legislative session that was scheduled to end Friday will be extended to at least Monday as the House and Senate come to an agreement on the state budget. → Read More

House signs off on bills easing liquor laws near stadium and other Jacksonville neighborhoods

TALLAHASSEE | The Florida House has signed off on a pair of bills intended to expand alcohol sales near EverBank Field and in three Jacksonville neighborhoods targeted for revitalization. → Read More

Despite passage, controversy hangs over liquor wall bill

TALLAHASSEE | A bill allowing liquor sales in grocery stores has passed, but the controversy surrounding it has not. → Read More

Frank Artiles resigning from Florida Senate, sources say

Four days after he publicly berated Sen. Audrey Gibson of Jacksonville, Frank Artiles is planning his resignation from the Florida Senate, according to sources who said the resignation could come as early as Friday. → Read More

Tia Mitchell: Sen. Audrey Gibson deals with being center of attention after Artiles tirade

When I approached Sen. Audrey Gibson on Tuesday morning to talk about what happened to her the night before, she seemed surprised. → Read More