PNS Daily Newscast - April 20, 2018 

The DOJ delivers the Comey memos to Congress. Also on our rundown: More evidence that rent prices are out of reach in many markets; Wisconsin counties brace for sulfide mining; and the Earth Day focus this weekend in North Dakota is on recycling.

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Thousands of Floridians are calling for an investigation into Attorney General Pam Bondi's handling of the Trump University fallout. (

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Even as Pam Bondi appeared on stage at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night, a growing chorus of Floridians was demanding to know if the state attorney general's support for Donald Trump crossed legal and ethical lines. It's being called a Pay to Look the Ot

PHOTO: Activists are protesting the private prison industry in Florida. Photo credit: morguefile/kconnors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Activists are protesting tax breaks for the $3 billion private prison industry, which runs seven facilities in Florida. They protested at a real estate conference in New York last week about a loophole that lets private prison companies claim to be in the real estate business, wh

PHOTO: Gov. Rick Scott answers reporters' questions, and there are a lot of them, amid allegations of improper oversight of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Photo credit: Sara K. Brockmann, State of Florida/Wikimedia Commons.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Just months after being elected to a second term, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is embroiled in a controversy surrounding his handling of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). A nonpartisan, government watchdog group, Integrity Florida, is asking for an investigatio

PHOTO: Five years after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission case, experts still are examining its effects on elections at all levels. Photo credit: Daderot/Wikimedia Commons.

MIAMI - Five years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court made a milestone decision in the case of Citizens United versus the Federal Election Commission. The high court reversed a four-decades-old rule prohibiting corporations, associations and labor unions from making unlimited contributions to politic

PHOTO: Florida might already have surpassed New York as the third most populous state in the nation, but Gov. Rick Scott's inaugural message invited others to

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - After winning a second term by a percentage point in a nasty race against his predecessor Charlie Crist last fall, Florida Gov. Rick Scott officially was sworn in on Tuesday on the steps of the state Capitol in Tallahassee. During his 18-minute inaugural speech, the Republican f

PHOTO: The Florida Public Service Commission is expected to make an announcement Tuesday on the request by state utilities to reduce incentives for energy-efficiency programs. Photo credit:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A decision expected Tuesday from Florida's Public Service Commission (PSC) could impact how much the state's consumers pay for energy usage for years to come. The PSC has been deliberating on requests from utilities, including Duke Energy, to cut benefits offered by money-saving

PHOTO: There will be little rest for the weary in Florida politics, with candidates gearing up for the 2016 Presidential election. Photo courtesy of Center for American Progress

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Floridians are waking up today to discover the outcome of their state and local races. While there may also seem to be a reprieve from the barrage of campaign ads, candidates and their staffs are hard at work preparing for the 2016 presidential election. With Senator Marco Rub

Sheila Krumholz. Photo by Dan Heyman

TAMPA, Fla. - The people watching money in politics say the fundraising arms race has gone nuclear. Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, is on-site, observing the Republican National Convention. She expects candidates and their allies to spend a minimum of $5.8

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