News Service of Florida

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See who won Florida’s elections for attorney general, agriculture commissioner and chief financial officer

TAMPA — The Florida Cabinet returned to an all-Republican lineup Tuesday as outgoing Senate President Wilton Simpson was elected agriculture commissioner and Attorney General Ashley Moody and state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis won second terms. The three Republicans were widely expected to win, as they dominated in fundraising and …

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Effort launched to get recreational marijuana on the 2024 ballot in Florida

TALLAHASSEE — Trulieve, the state’s largest medical-marijuana operator, and country-music legends The Bellamy Brothers are backing a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow recreational use of marijuana by people 21 or older. The proposed amendment was filed Monday at the state Division of Elections, with Tallahassee-based Trulieve contributing $5 million …

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