Senate panel calls for more clarity, time on Surfside-inspired condo inspection law

Industry experts agree the law in its current form has many financial and compliance problems.
2 7min

Jacksonville mayoral candidates diverge on diversity, equity, inclusion issues

Sharp disagreements emerged on confederate monuments, public school politics.
1 8min

Just a fraction of those now eligible for school vouchers get them

Nearly 3/4 of Florida’s students are eligible to receive vouchers under current rules.
0 4min

In permitless carry bill hearing, gun rights advocates press GOP on open carry

‘I won’t vote for another Republican if open carry is not included in this bill.’
0 4min

202 – Presidential


Mark your calendars: House Republicans announce February fundraising slate

House leadership has packed the schedule ahead of the 2023 Legislative Session.
0 11min

Trump defense lawyer Lazaro Fields files to run for HD 23, vows to fight ‘leftist-woke ideology’

‘I will stand with our veterans and law enforcement, salute our flag, and never allow leftist-woke ideology to take root in our state.’
3 4min

Joe Biden 2024? Most Democrats say no thank you

Biden has been dogged by questions about his age as he would be 86 if he serves a full eight years as president.
4 12min

2024 – Down Ballot


Harmeet Dhillon endorses Christian Ziegler for Florida GOP Chair

The Florida GOP Chair will have a vote in two years on who leads the RNC.
3 4min

Ryan Chamberlin holds early money lead in HD 24 race

He added nearly $133K for the campaign, much of that through a candidate loan.
2 3min

Moderator labels House candidate Jose Juarez as ‘Jose Cuervo’ at HD 24 forum

Annie Marie Delgado said she misspoke. She followed it up with further slights on the candidate.
3 5min

Joe Gruters loses bid for RNC Treasurer to K.C. Crosbie

The Florida GOP Chair announced last month he would run for the national position.
6 5min

Legislative, Influence & Policy


Senate panel calls for more clarity, time on Surfside-inspired condo inspection law

Industry experts agree the law in its current form has many financial and compliance problems.
2 7min

Just a fraction of those now eligible for school vouchers get them

Nearly 3/4 of Florida’s students are eligible to receive vouchers under current rules.
0 4min

In permitless carry bill hearing, gun rights advocates press GOP on open carry

‘I won’t vote for another Republican if open carry is not included in this bill.’
0 4min

House subcommittee seeks to give Florida springs a hand

‘And freeing the Ocklawaha River would cost next to nothing.’
0 4min

Linda Stewart slams proposal for state-run district governing Disney

A new board won’t understand long-term bonding plans and Reedy Creek Improvement District needs, she argued.
0 4min

Senate advances statewide prosecutor takeover of election law cases

Jonathan Martin said the cases impact multiple jurisdictions, so the Attorney General’s Office should manage them.
0 4min

Culture Wars


Gov. DeSantis’ ‘defamation’ roundtable rehashes grievances with national media

“When they depart from the truth, a lot of times the truth’s on the cutting room floor.”
10 9min

Federalist Society notebook: ‘Woke corporations’ may stick around despite opposition

Panelists mentioned being ready for ESG to remain a key part of corporate decision-making.
16 7min

After caving in to Ron DeSantis, NHL gives way to PETA

All Star Weekend continues to elicit unwanted controversy for the National Hockey League.
4 4min

Memphis’ SCORPION unit among many to draw scrutiny in U.S.

‘These jump-out boys are a slap in the face to real police officers that did the job the right way…’
0 13min

Ron DeSantis demands congressional probe on OANN, Newsmax being dropped

‘They need to ensure that there’s not intellectual discrimination.’
13 4min

South Florida


New effort providing four-legged support launched in honor of MSD victim

The five-year anniversary of Florida’s worst school shooting arrives after a momentous year and imminent change.
0 8min

Martin Zilber raises more than next three candidates combined for vacant Miami Commission seat

Thirteen candidates have raised $258K for a seat the winner will only hold until November.
0 8min

Poll: Most Coral Gables voters OK with annexation; more approve of Mayor Vince Lago

Lago has been a driving force behind efforts to extend Coral Gables’ boundaries over the last two years.
0 6min

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Federal


Rick Scott bill requires parental consent for school changes of ‘gender markers’

‘Stop pushing these woke ideologies on our kids and let them focus on reading, writing and arithmetic.’
3 4min

Federal officials offer Congress briefing on Donald Trump, Joe Biden papers

Any briefing is not expected to include direct access to the documents that were seized.
0 7min

State of the Union: Joe Biden sees economic glow, GOP sees gloom

His challenge might rest with an economy in which few things are certain.
2 13min

Report: Navy ships face maintenance delays, escalating costs

Fleet faces “persistent sustainment challenges” as threat from China grows.
0 4min

New rules would limit sugar in school meals for first time

The first limits would be required in the 2025-26 school year.
2 7min

Unexpected job surge confounds Fed economic models

Employers added 517,000 jobs and the unemployment rate sank to a new 53-year low of 3.4% last month.
0 9min

Foreign Affairs


Marco Rubio blasts White House for ‘dishonest’ spy balloon story

“Now they’re scrambling for answers and to deflect blame.”
3 4min

China is United States’ ‘primary strategic adversary,’ Marco Rubio says

Rubio suggested changes to how the American military is positioned in the Indo-Pacific area.
3 4min

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan martial ruler in 9/11 wars, dies

Pakistan may be ready to turn a corner in its history of military rule.
0 18min

U.S. downs Chinese balloon, drawing a threat from China

Television footage showed a small explosion, followed by the giant deflated balloon descending.
1 14min

US downs Chinese spy balloon over Atlantic Ocean after transcontinental trip

After it crossed four US time zones, the balloon was brought down Saturday afternoon.
2 5min


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Universities


Despite plea from University System, Gov. DeSantis’ budget includes no tuition hikes

Board of Governors leader Brian Lamb has pushed for hikes in out-of-state fees.
0 3min

New College’s Board of Trustees votes to terminate President Patricia Okker

Richard Corcoran in March will take over as interim leader of the university.
16 11min

Florida universities promise to enforce civil discourse on campuses

Higher education officials are committing to fostering civil discourse even around controversial ideas.
3 5min


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