Florida Politics

Supreme Court greenlights judge-lawyer Facebook friendships

A divided Florida Supreme Court has given judges permission to maintain Facebook friendships with trial attorneys, settling a divide between …

Only Bay County accepted fax, email ballots, elections officials confirm

Bay County’s Supervisor of Elections stood alone in Florida when he allowed voters displaced by Hurricane Michael to cast ballots …

More ‘vitriol’ now than in 2000 recount: Andrew Gillum’s lawyer

Barry Richard, representing Democrat Andrew Gillum as the recount progresses, has a unique perspective on these matters. In 2000, Richard was George …

Judge weighs Palm Beach problems as deadline nears

Almost two decades after Florida’s protracted and historic presidential recount, Palm Beach County was once again in the election crosshairs …

Trial ordered in employment dispute at Navy’s cybersecurity school

A company that provides cybersecurity training at the Navy’s Joint Cyber Analysis Course in Pensacola will get a trial on its …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

New push for offshore drilling as Florida awaits recount results

As Florida waits to find out the eventual results of its recounts, the Florida Petroleum Council urges renewed consideration of …

Special session unlikely for Ag. Commissioner concealed-weapons purview

In the bubbled world of Tallahassee, rumors started to spread before the polls closed of North Carolina-style special sessions by …

David Simmons selected Senate President Pro Tempore

State Sen. David Simmons is primed to be the upper chamber’s second-in-command during the 2019 and 2020 Legislative Sessions. Senate …

Personnel note: Chris Hudson moves up to AFP national post

A veteran of one of Florida’s most influential policy groups is going national. Chris Hudson, state director for Americans For …

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Ron DeSantis vetting chief of staff candidates, including some familiar names

At least four people are in the running to become Ron DeSantis‘ chief of staff: Kathy Mears, Scott Ross, Scott Parkinson, …

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It’s time for the Democratic Donor Alliance to show Stephen Bittel the door

It has been a year since former Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel resigned his post due to allegations over …