Florida TaxWatch outlines budget, policy wins from Session

At a spring meeting, the organization broke down how its research informed legislation this year.
0 4min

Gov. DeSantis signs bills restricting harassment, civilian oversight of cops

‘If you do that we view that as a problem and now you’re going to be held accountable.’
0 3min

Legislative, Influence & Policy


Florida TaxWatch outlines budget, policy wins from Session

At a spring meeting, the organization broke down how its research informed legislation this year.
0 4min

Gov. DeSantis signs bills restricting harassment, civilian oversight of cops

‘If you do that we view that as a problem and now you’re going to be held accountable.’
0 3min

At TaxWatch confab, Rachel Plakon, David Smith acknowledge work remains on insurance rates

Smith said the House wasted some time this year, but said reforms are slowly kicking in.
1 4min

State announces intent to ink multi-billion dollar contracts with five managed care plans

The Medicaid contracts are for six years and worth tens of billions of dollars to winning health plans
0 4min

Gov. DeSantis signs ‘Halo’ bill creating no-go zone around first responders

Anyone who enters the 25-foot zone after being warned could see 60 days of jail time.
10 8min

2024 – Presidential


Woman sentenced to month in jail for selling diary of Joe Biden’s daughter

The judge said the woman, besides being motivated by greed, had hoped to impact the nation’s political landscape.
5 5min

2024 – Initiatives


Rick Scott softens his abortion position after Florida Supreme Court ruling

Scott is softening his messaging amid roiling politics on abortion across the country.
8 6min

Trulieve joined by other marijuana companies in recreational pot push

The committee backing the recreational pot measure raised $14.9M last quarter.
3 3min

Poll: 42% support abortion rights ballot question, but nearly 1/3 are undecided

Democrats are fired up and using the issue of abortion rights to galvanize its base.
6 3min

Ron DeSantis predicts Florida voters will reject ‘radical’ ballot measures to protect abortion rights, legalize recreational weed

Will abortion and marijuana amendments get the needed 60%? The state’s Chief Executive says not to count on it.
33 5min

2024 – Down Ballot


Rick Scott campaign rips Democrats for failure to stop ISIS-K

The Southern Border becomes a talking point in the Republican’s re-election bid.
11 3min

Shevrin Jones, Lori Berman, Bobby Powell among names involved in Dems’ ‘Weekend of Action’

Elected officials are eager to help their party turn around a troubling registration trend.
3 3min

John Rutherford raises more than $500K for 2024 cycle so far

The former three-term Jacksonville sheriff also has more than half a million dollars on hand against lightly funded foes.
5 3min

Bill Conerly files to succeed Tommy Gregory in HD 72

He’s the second Republican to file for the open seat.
0 3min

Chad Chronister backs pro-cop Vern Buchanan as he faces threats from the left and the right

The nod comes as a recent poll shows Buchanan trouncing his opponent in the GOP Primary … by a lot.
0 6min

Culture Wars


As abortion battle rages in Florida, Arizona Supreme Court upholds ban from Civil War era

Arizona’s ruling sparked anger among Democrats and celebration from Christian conservatives.
2 5min

Six-week abortion ban set to take effect after Florida Supreme Court ruling

House Speaker Paul Renner called the six-week ban a “compromise that addresses where many Floridians are and is a good place for us.”
10 5min

Gov. DeSantis rips Joe Biden for not owning up to ‘transgender visibility’ declaration

‘Who’s running the presidency? Is it a bunch of woke 20-something-year-old White House staffers?’
21 4min

Gov. DeSantis says there is a ‘desire to move forward’ with Disney

Gov. Ron DeSantis discussed Disney’s settlement during a press conference.
5 4min

South Florida


Destinie Baker Sutton raises $42K in first quarter running open House seat in central PBC

She raised more last quarter than her 2 opponents have raised since they entered the race last year.
0 4min

Jay Shooster taps out-of-state effective altruism donors to stack $102K in Q1 for House bid

He has taken contributions from supporters of the movement since April, 2 months before he officially launched his campaign.
0 9min

Lucia Báez-Geller campaign for Congress adds 5 more South Florida endorsements

‘It is time we get serious adults elected to Congress to tackle the real issues and deliver real solutions to our constituents.’
0 4min

Alina Garcia charges into Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections race with $165K haul

Her closest fundraising competitor last quarter was Republican lawyer Megan Pearl.
0 10min

16 attempted immigrants intercepted aboard chug near Key West, repatriated to Cuba

Authorities transported them to a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, which repatriated them to Cuba.
0 5min

James Reyes debuts bilingual TV, digital ads for Miami-Dade Sheriff campaign

‘When it comes to keeping our neighborhoods safe, Chief James Reyes has what it takes to serve as the first elected sheriff of Miami-Dade in 60 years.’
0 5min

Federal


Gov. DeSantis blasts Joe Biden after closure of so-called ‘gun show loophole’

‘And what they’re trying to do is really crimp the ability to exercise Second Amendment rights.’
21 4min

Florida’s high insurance rates continue to irk Marco Rubio

Months after griping about homeowners’ coverage, the Senator is now heated up about auto policies.
6 3min

Ron DeSantis blames high car insurance rates on ‘Bidenomics.’ That doesn’t tell the whole story

Is the federal government to blame for Florida having some of the highest car insurance costs in the U.S.?
27 5min


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Universities


USF announces construction management team for football stadium project

The selections: Manhattan Construction Company, H.J. Russell & Company and DuCon.
1 4min

New College pitches marine mammal grad program to BOG

If approved, the pieces are in place for a Fall 2024 launch.
4 4min


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