Florida Politics

Sea level rise is accelerating in Florida, scientists warn

Clay Henderson has lived on the same block along the Indian River in New Smyrna Beach for 34 years. Living …

Andrew Gillum committee upside down $88K through first two weeks of July

July could be shaping up to be another slow month for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. Forward Florida, the political committee …
docs vs. Glocks

Florida will pay $1M in legal fees over ‘docs vs. Glocks’

Gov. Rick Scott approved a deal to pay $1.1 million in legal fees to groups that “successfully challenged an NRA-backed …

FIU out of anti-Airbnb, hotel association research project

Florida International University has been dropped from a controversial research contract proposed by the American Hotel & Lodging Association that …

Is Gov. Rick Scott a friend or foe of the environment?

Gov. Rick Scott’s mantra is jobs, jobs, jobs. The small-government, tea party-backed Republican isn’t necessarily known as an environmental governor.

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Deede Weithorn wants to be a ‘Democratic champion’ for House District 113 voters

Former Miami Beach City Commissioner Deede Weithorn announced Monday that she will run for the House District 113 seat being …

Jose Mallea at $120K raised for Tuesday’s special election in HD 116

Republican Jose Mallea added to his fundraising lead in the special election for House District 116 with more than $120,000 …

Private university advocacy group honors Florida lawmakers

An organization representing the interests of Florida’s private colleges and universities released a “presidential honor roll” thanking some of the …

Rick Scott makes eight judicial, state board appointments

Gov. Rick Scott announced eight appointments and reappointments this week to a variety of Florida judicial, state boards, and commissions. …
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The St. Petersburg mayor’s race is over

All that’s left now is the crying. St. Petersburg residents woke Saturday morning to the news, as broken wide open …

Takeaways from Tallahassee — A row over wireless

A telecommunications company has sued the Department of Transportation (FDOT) and its secretary, Mike Dew, over legislation passed this year …

New Lake O algae blooms reported, so why are environmentalists silent?

After millions of gallons of untreated water entered Lake Okeechobee this summer, significant algae blooms are now beginning to form …
Jason Rojas

Jose Oliva taps Jason Rojas for key staff position, putting him on track for chief of staff

Jason Rojas is set to be Jose Oliva‘s chief of staff when Oliva takes over as Speaker of the House for …