Florida Politics

Donald Trump hits campaign themes in inaugural speech

The Latest on Donald Trump‘s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States: 12:15 p.m. In his inauguration speech, …

Florida unemployment rate holds steady at 4.9% in December

Florida’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in December, holding steady at 4.9 percent for the second month in a row. State …

As Donald Trump takes the oath, many voters still can’t believe it

On the morning 19 months ago when Donald Trump descended the escalator in his glitzy Manhattan tower, waving to onlookers …

Another inaugural tradition — prayer — under fire over Donald Trump

For years, the Washington National Cathedral, an Episcopal parish with a dual role as a civic gathering place, has hosted …

First day goal? Make White House feel like home for Donald Trump

It’s supposed to feel just like home when Donald Trump steps inside the White House residence for the first time …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Alimony reform bill filed for 2017

Update: State Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, a Naples Republican, on Friday filed the Senate companion to the House bill, which she says is identical save for …

Florida House bill seeks popular election of president

Timing is everything. And it’s no coincidence that a bill pushing a popular election of the U.S. President was filed …

Amendment 2 implementation bill filed in Florida Senate

A bill filed Thursday in the Florida Senate, if passed, would expand the medical marijuana system in the Sunshine State, …
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Bill Galvano, behind gambling expansion, worked for resort seeking slots

The powerful state senator trying to push through a dramatic expansion of gambling in Florida recently was working for the …
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I hate to overstate the findings of any report, but my first thought while reading the latest audit of the …

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A barrage of bad headlines greets the first weeks of Rick Kriseman’s re-election campaign

In the two weeks since Rick Kriseman announced he would seek re-election, the St. Petersburg mayor has been hit with a …

In Sunshine State News’ book, Charlie Crist is damned if does, damned if he doesn’t

It’s no secret that Sunshine State News, the de facto house organ for the Rick Scott campaign in 2010 and 2014, is no …