Florida Politics

Florida Democratic Party leader resigns after complaints that he belittled women

Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel said Friday he is resigning following reports that he would belittle and make suggestive …

Report: Hurricanes already a boon to Florida’s economy

The impact of Hurricane Irma on Florida’s economy already is showing up in strong hiring in jobs ranging from nurses …

Matt Caldwell announces ‘fifth wave’ of endorsements in Ag Commissioner race

Agriculture Commissioner candidate Matt Caldwell announced another four endorsements Friday from county level elected officials in Lee, Nassau and Walton. …

Two more sheriffs back Ashley Moody for Attorney General

Republican Attorney General candidate Ashley Moody picked up endorsements from two more county sheriffs Friday and now has the support …

All four Democratic gubernatorial candidates call for Stephen Bittel’s resignation as Dem’s chair

In the wake of reports that Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel created a hostile work environment for woman, all …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Focus areas doled out for hurricane committee

A select group of lawmakers will be focused on specific, hurricane-related policy recommendations over the next two weeks. Each member …

Transportation chief points to ‘effective’ job on debris removal

Florida’s transportation secretary is giving his agency a passing mark for debris removal after Hurricane Irma. But with debris still …

FRA head strikes back: ‘Redevelopment is about the people’

With the House of Representatives now trying to take out community redevelopment agencies (CRAs), the head of the Florida Redevelopment Association …

Senate hires Gray Robinson’s legal representation during Jack Latvala probe

As the Senate investigates sexual harassment allegations against Sen. Jack Latvala, Senate President Joe Negron has hired a legal team …
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