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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jan 31 2013

Florida governor seeks higher school aid, business tax cuts

TALLAHASSEE Florida's Republican governor on Thursday proposed a hefty $4 billion hike in state spending in a budget plan that includes a $1.2 billion increase in school aid, cuts in business taxes, and relies on fatter state sales-tax collections.

Jan 16 2013

Trayvon Martin's mother urges Florida to repeal self-defense law

TALLAHASSEE, Florida The mother of Trayvon Martin urged lawmakers on Wednesday to throw their support behind a bill that would repeal Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law, which she blamed for the death of her son who would have turned 18 on February 5.

Jan 07 2013

Florida governor meets Sebelius on healthcare, bridles at cost

Florida Governor Rick Scott kept up his attacks on Obamacare on Monday even after meeting U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, complaining that federal healthcare reforms could cost Florida $26 billion over the next decade.

Dec 28 2012

Lapses led to Florida A&M drum major hazing death: report

TALLAHASSEE, Florida Florida A&M University failed to follow state law and its own internal regulations on hazing ahead of a drum major's death from injuries after being beaten in a brutal marching band ritual in November 2011, a new report said on Friday.

Dec 13 2012

It's OK to crank up the music, Florida Supreme Court rules

TALLAHASSEE, Florida Motorist Richard Catalano's five-year quest to crank up Justin Timberlake tunes on his way to work won the blessing of the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday.

Dec 13 2012

It's OK to crank up the music, Florida Supreme Court rules

TALLAHASSEE, Florida Motorist Richard Catalano's five-year quest to crank up Justin Timberlake tunes on his way to work won the blessing of the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday.

Dec 12 2012

Florida nears 1 million permits for concealed weapons

TALLAHASSEE, Florida The number of active concealed weapons licenses in Florida, already home to more owners of such registered weapons than any other U.S. state, is expected to reach the 1 million mark next week, a state official said on Wednesday.

Dec 12 2012

Former Florida policeman executed for 1986 killing spree

TALLAHASSEE, Florida Florida executed a former police officer on Tuesday for a 1986 killing spree in which he murdered nine people whom he described in court as "parasites" and "leeches" and had "no right to live," a spokeswoman for Governor Rick Scott said.

Dec 06 2012

Python bounty hunters are latest tool in Florida eradication effort

TALLAHASSEE, Florida Florida wildlife officials are looking for a few good snake slayers as they enlist the public to combat a proliferation of pythons that have invaded the Florida Everglades.

Dec 06 2012

Python bounty hunters are latest tool in Florida eradication effort

TALLAHASSEE, Florida Florida wildlife officials are looking for a few good snake slayers as they enlist the public to combat a proliferation of pythons that have invaded the Florida Everglades.

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