Florida Politics

‘Don’t turn back the clock’: Republican businesses warn against Gillumnomics

Entrepreneus from the Republican-leaning National Federation of Independent Businesses backed in a letter Friday the tax policies of Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron …

New Bill Nelson ad labels Rick Scott as ‘Red Tide Rick’

Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is going into the swamp for his new television commercial attacking Republican Gov. Rick Scott …

State CFO race goes ‘very negative’

Acrimony, rather than ideas, has taken the stage in the contest for Florida chief financial officer. The race between Republican …

Tom Steyer’s $2M donation to Andrew Gillum looks different this time

California progressive billionaire Tom Steyer is again opening up his wallet to help get Democrat Andrew Gillum elected Governor. But unlike other money …

Extended early voting, but no fax or email ballots for storm-ravaged counties

Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington counties are all still facing existential challenges regarding recovery from Hurricane …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Hardee County ballot blunder could impact statewide races

A series of election complications, outright errors and now multiple ballots in the field has created chaos in the House …

How will Will Robinson or Tracy Pratt fund Florida Forever?

Both candidates running in Florida House District 71 say the state must properly fund Florida Forever, but would raid different …

Rick Scott seeks backing on medical marijuana appeal

With a 5 p.m. Friday deadline looming, Gov. Rick Scott has sought support from legislative leaders before appealing a Tallahassee …

Lobby Up: Hurricane cleanup firm AshBritt Environmental hires Ballard Partners

AshBritt Environmental, a “rapid-response disaster recovery and special environmental services contractor” in Deerfield Beach, has hired Ballard Partners‘ namesake Brian Ballard and …

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