Florida Politics

Pam Bondi: O.J.’s “first wise decision in a long while”

Attorney General Pam Bondi offered a little backhanded compliment to O.J. Simpson, as the former guest of Lovelock Correctional Center has reportedly …

Rick Scott administration again mishandles individuals’ personal information

The private information of nearly 1,000 individuals was mishandled by the state’s Division of Elections as it responded to a …

‘Not a candidate’: Rick Scott coy on Louisiana fundraising question

Gov. Rick Scott made a trip this week to Louisiana, where business development meetings populated his official schedule. However, the most …

Rick Scott: Offshore drilling still ‘off the table’

Gov. Rick Scott scored a political victory earlier this year, when Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told him Florida would not be subject to …

Philip Levine launches Spanish commercial on DACA

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine has launched another television commercial – his fourth overall and second this week – with …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Kathleen Peters bows out of contention for PSC seat

Rep. Kathleen Peters announced on Saturday morning she was withdrawing her bid to join the Public Service Commission (PSC), citing the need to …

Nursing home residents’ bill of rights wins approval

A modified version of a constitutional ‘bill of rights’ for residents of Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities won …

‘Fitness’ of PSC applicants to be considered

State Sen. Kelli Stargel wants “fitness” for office to be considered as background checks are conducted on 18 people, including …

Florida voters want to reform AOB system, Chamber poll finds

Florida voters aren’t fans of Assignment of Benefits rules and are looking for a change according to a new poll …
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