Legislative, Influence & Policy


SCOTUS rejects review of Florida case challenging 6-person juries

‘Florida does what the Constitution forbids because of us.’
7 5min

Voter outreach groups targeted by new laws struggle in Florida, other GOP-led states

A new law threatening groups with fines largely shut down voter outreach for Equal Ground and other organizations.
8 8min

St. Johns County seeks public input on vacated World Golf Hall of Fame site

St. Johns County approved a $5.5M public purchase of the site in April.
2 5min

In run-up to hurricane season, Citizens gains policies despite positive market trends

‘It is not unusual for Citizens’ policy count to increase as the hurricane season approaches.’
1 4min

Lobbying compensation: Top 25 firms post strong Q1 reports

Here’s your rundown of the No. 25 to No. 16 top lobbying firms through the first 3 months of 2024.
0 26min

2024 – Presidential


Donald Trump, accustomed to friendly crowds, confronts repeated booing during Libertarian convention speech

The former president couldn’t win over the raucous crowd with a pledge to include a Libertarian in his cabinet.
48 13min

Rick Scott says experiencing Donald Trump trial is ‘the scariest time’ in his life

‘And if we don’t change this, then there’s not one American that’s safe.”
38 4min

RFK Jr separates himself from major-party candidates in Libertarian speech

‘Democratic and Republican administrations have taken turns assaulting our constitutional rights and freedoms.’
9 3min

Donald Trump prepares Libertarian talk

Robert Kennedy Jr. is in the former President’s sights.
19 2min

Joe Biden ‘Snapped’ spot showcases Robert De Niro voiceover

Expect to see this ad in battleground states on broadcast and everywhere on cable.
19 2min

2024 – Initiatives


Florida’s 6-week abortion ban increases wait times in other states, study says

A new study explores the effects of Florida’s 6-week abortion ban on nearby states.
1 3min

God and Amendment 4: How religion plays into Florida’s abortion debate

‘We’re just trying to make the world a better place. That’s what religion is all about.’
5 13min

Most Americans support abortion rights nationally, Pew poll finds

‘Both parties have seen a modest uptick in the share who say abortion should be legal.’
26 4min

Group backing recreational pot measure hits airwaves

‘More than half of Americans already enjoy access to safe, regulated marijuana, and we believe Floridians deserve that same freedom.’
13 3min

Many Floridians don’t know 6-week abortion ban is in effect, claims Nikki Fried

‘We’re going to have to keep talking about it to make sure that more and more people are hearing it.’
25 4min

2024 – Down Ballot


Donald Trump endorses Vern Buchanan over MAGA-wannabe Primary challenger

The support from the former President comes on the heels of local law enforcement backing the incumbent.
4 4min

21-year-old marketing manager takes on Jessica Baker in HD 17

Democrat Bryson Morgan moves from selling steaks to high-stakes politics, challenging a well-known local Republican in a GOP-leaning district.
1 7min

AFP Action announces House endorsements, including a Dem seat they want flipped red

The influential organization backed Republicans Erika Booth, Nick Primrose and Judson Sapp, along with 11 incumbents.
0 5min

Gus Bilirakis to host ‘America First’ campaign kickoff

‘I’ll give President Trump the support he needs in Congress to secure the border, end Bidenflation, and stand up to China.’
1 5min

Culture Wars


Florida’s immigrant advocates seek federal and state reforms in face of hostile climate

At a FWD.us roundtable, lawmakers and advocates said policymakers must seek reasonable reforms that make economic sense.
2 9min

Ron DeSantis claims ‘Founding Fathers’ would reject sociology in remarks to homeschoolers

‘It’s highly ideological and it is not the type of academic rigor that we’re looking for.’
101 4min

South Florida


‘MAGA Meg’: Notable Donald Trump backers are lining up behind Meg Weinberger for HD 94

‘She will take the ideals of President Trump straight to the Statehouse.’
11 12min

Miami-Dade tourism bureau reports rising visitor revenues, record growth at travel hubs

Miami International Airport (MIA) and PortMiami, the county’s top 2 economic engines, enjoyed unprecedented business.
0 10min

As Haitian Heritage Month closes, Marie Woodson asking Gen Z to help cure chaos-torn Haiti

The Broward County Representative doesn’t seem much to celebrate as her native island nation has descended into chaos.
8 4min

Jimmy Patronis announces arrests of 4 in faked accident insurance benefits scheme

Floridians, on average, pay more than 47 other states’ residents when measuring the average annual cost of full-coverage car insurance policies.
14 7min

Miami agrees to settle racial gerrymandering lawsuit, accept new voting map from plaintiffs

The vote was 4-1, with embattled Commissioner Joe Carollo alone in voting ‘no.’
1 5min

Federal


Florida citrus growers ‘optimistic’ as new farm bill continues taking shape

‘Florida citrus growers commend the hard work of the committee to craft this critical legislation for Florida citrus.’
7 4min

Rick Scott backs NIL reforms to protect college football

‘I think we’ve got to figure out how to do this better.’
1 4min

‘Violated’: GOP lawmakers demand answers, vow probe after Cuban tour of Miami airport security

‘Under your watch, Cuban operatives have again accessed sensitive, secure areas within the U.S. transportation system.’
5 8min

Foreign Affairs


U.S. announces a new $400M package of weapons for Ukraine

The U.S. has now provided about $50.6B in military assistance to Ukraine since Russia invaded in February 2022.
4 5min

Universities


UF employee, students implicated in illegal plot to ship drugs, toxins to China

‘Employees who break the law will be separated from employment, and students who break the law will face suspension.’
3 20min

Husband and wife donate big to Florida Poly to honor their moms, who ‘have given and sacrificed so much for us’

‘Through these donations, we are honored to support our community and students, and we look forward to the bright future that lies within our future generations’ hands.’
2 3min

Ron DeSantis goes to Gainesville, shames UF football team on campus

The Governor continues his critiques of the Gators’ gridiron gang.
17 6min


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