Florida Politics

Florida’s congressional delegation scores big WIIN, funding Everglades, water projects

Florida’s Congressional delegation scored a win this week with the passage of a bill that will fund major water projects …

Misconduct charges filed against St. Lucie judge in feud with attorney

St. Lucie County Judge Philip Yacucci Jr. faces discipline for failing to recuse himself from litigation handled by an attorney …

Chief of staff Reince Priebus? Some Donald Trump loyalists still dubious

When President-elect Donald Trump tapped Reince Priebus as his chief of staff, Republican leaders cheered the prospect of a close …

Florida to share in $19.5 million settlement with drug company

Florida and 42 other states will share in a $19.5 million settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. in a lawsuit alleging …

John Glenn dead at 95

John Glenn, who became a national hero when he became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth in 1962, …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Implementation of medical marijuana amendment brings together unlikely allies

With establishment lobbyists now representing it, the medical marijuana cause appears to have become—grab your pearls—respectable. Florida for Care, the …

Vern Buchanan notches another major legislative win

Legislation by U.S> Rep. Vern Buchanan to save Medicare Advantage plans for seniors was approved by Congress this week and is ready …

Janet Cruz highlights diversity in picking Democratic leadership

Florida House Democratic chief Janet Cruz announced her leadership team Wednesday, saying she strove for diversity in their selection. “In …

House freshman’s workers’ comp bill would render system voluntary

The first blow landed Wednesday in an anticipated legislative battle over workers’ compensation, when state House member Cord Byrd of …
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Dan Raulerson says he’s not resigning, just resting

Dan Raulerson says rumors of his political demise are just that – rumors. “It’s third grade playground stuff,” the state …

St. Pete Polls nails another prediction with Tampa City Council runoff election

On Tuesday, Luis Viera won a runoff election to represent northern Tampa on the City Council. Viera’s final margin of …

Medical marijuana’s big Florida win, as voters ‘writ large’ said yes

Florida voters approved medical marijuana with 71 percent of the vote on Election Day, and a new report commissioned by …

Jacksonville Bold for 12.06.16 — Consolidation Conundrum

On Friday, during a Jacksonville City Council meeting on the possibility of civilian review boards, conversation spilled over into a …

Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics – 12.6.16

Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, Mitch Perry …