Gov. DeSantis lauds Joe Biden in chat with Sean Hannity

“It’s my sense that the administration wants to help.”
1 3min

Jacksonville City Council OKs final budget of Lenny Curry era

“We are one city, we are one Jacksonville, and this budget is a reflection of it.”
0 6min

Florida officials say ‘time is now’ to evacuate for coastal residents in Ian’s path

‘I don’t think anyone should go into this thinking that somehow they may lose power for like one night and then it’s all just going to snap back on.’
5 3min

Hurricane Ian bears down on Florida election deadline

‘The only worse possible time this could come is right before an election.’
5 5min

Hurricane Ian bears down on Florida election deadline

‘The only worse possible time this could come is right before an election.’
5 5min

Charlie Crist declines to criticize Ron DeSantis’ storm response, but chides insurance remarks

‘I don’t want to get into Monday morning quarterbacking before Monday.’
4 3min

Charlie Crist to pull ads from Ian-impacted markets

The Democrat goes dark in Tampa, Fort Myers, Orlando and Jacksonville markets.
23 3min

Charlie Crist rips Ron DeSantis insurance failures as Ian surges toward Florida

‘DeSantis let these insurance companies double Floridians rates and they’re still going belly up.’
22 5min

Democrats in Florida seek to win over Latinos on gun control

Annette Taddeo and Val Demings campaigned with the Giffords group against gun violence.
8 10min

Karla Hernández suggests Charlie Crist’s pro-choice position may have limits

“We certainly want to at least go back to what we had.”
3 4min

NRA updates grades, endorsements for 2022; DeSantis, Patronis earn ‘A+’

Not every Republican near the top of the ballot got an “A.”
4 8min

‘Honor, courage, commitment’: New Ron DeSantis ad spotlights Navy ties

‘He will do what is in your best interest, not in his best interest.’
60 4min

House passes Val Demings’ VICTIM Act boosting police funds

The legislation will provide law enforcement grants to police agencies across the country.
17 7min

Email insights: Ron DeSantis’ latest border bash omits Martha’s Vineyard mention

Migrant flights were elided from the Governor’s latest anti-Biden gripe.
11 7min

2022 – Congressional


Gus Bilirakis endorses Laurel Lee in CD 15 contest

‘Laurel has served her community as a prosecutor and then as a judge, before serving the state of Florida as Secretary of State.’
0 4min

Neal Dunn leads Al Lawson by 6 points in CD 2 poll

Dunn’s lead is expected, but he’s currently underperforming Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis.
1 6min

Florida Independent Party endorses Eric Lynn for CD 13

CD 13 has roughly 185,000 nonaffiliated or independent voters.
1 5min

2022 – Legislative


Eunic Ortiz puts campaign operations on hold for Hurricane Ian

Ortiz’s campaign has launched a digital ad program and hurricane resource page to amplify resources.
0 3min

Republicans boost Rick Roth’s campaign for House District 94 with $49K

The Palm Beach County Representative is one of two Republican state lawmakers representing districts entirely contained within the county.
1 5min

Demi Busatta Cabrera enjoys best round of fundraising by far this cycle for HD 114 defense

In terms of sheer numbers, no industry donated to Cabrera more since Sept. 1 than health care.
1 8min

Largo Mayor Woody Brown endorses Berny Jacques’ campaign for HD 59

The winner of the HD 59 seat will replace state Rep. Nick DiCeglie who vacated his seat to run for Senate.
2 4min

Jay Collins appeals to veterans in ‘Salute to Service’ event in South Tampa

Collins is running against incumbent first-term Democratic Sen. Janet Cruz for the Senate seat.
4 6min

Culture Wars


Teen interest in long-lasting birth control soars after Roe v. Wade ruling

Some patients are fearful because some new abortion laws don’t include exceptions for sexual assault.
4 10min

Despite Randy Fine’s objections, Space Coast Pride will go on

‘The event will go on,’ said Melbourne Mayor Paul Alfrey.
6 5min

Jason Pizzo says he’ll block more state-paid migrant flights from Texas

The Miami Senator’s court action will be one of a few filed as a result of the migrant flights from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard.
7 7min

‘Vile political stunt’: Charlie Crist joins Annette Taddeo, Hispanic leaders to slam migrant flights

‘Calling out Maduro’s criminal and cruel dictatorship and despising the immigrants who are desperately escaping that dictatorship is, to say the least, hypocritical and manipulative.’
17 10min

Migrants sue Florida Governor over Martha’s Vineyard flights

The lawsuit alleges that migrants were induced to cross state lines under false pretenses.
26 5min

Florida second only to Texas in banning school books as number of bans rises, report finds

‘Censorious movement is turning our public schools into political battlegrounds,’ free speech group says.
12 8min

Legislative, Influence & Policy


Hurricane Ian threatens an already wobbly insurance market in Florida

Analysis: $258.3 billion in property is at risk of storm surge
1 9min

Medicaid providers ask circuit court to protect them from $15 minimum wage-related lawsuits

Medicaid-contracted providers not paying their direct care staff $15 an hour can get sued beginning Jan. 1, 2024.
2 5min

FWC delays terrapin breeding rule, budget request passage amid Ian

Potential breeders and experts outside the industry are split on whether commercializing turtles would help or harm the species.
0 5min

South Florida


Miami sending ‘strike force’ to Tampa to help with Hurricane Ian, braces for flooding at home

City staff are monitoring ‘15 to 20 trouble areas’ in Miami that could flood as the storm nears.
1 7min

Outside Ian’s cone, a wave of closures hits South Florida services

Broward and Miami-Dade public schools will be closed Thursday and Friday.
3 4min

Testimony: Parkland shooter drew swastikas, sought child porn

Prosecutors say Nikolas Cruz’s murders were driven by sociopathy, not fetal alcohol spectrum disorder as the defense contends.
3 5min

Hurricane Ian’s effects have South Florida sodden … and watching

Some parts of Broward County have gotten a month’s worth rainfall in the last 24 hours.
1 4min

America in Crisis


‘Fighting fit’: Trial to show Oath Keepers’ road to Jan. 6

Prosecutors will try to show that the insurrection for the Oath Keepers was not a spur-of-the-moment protest but part of a serious, weeks-long plot to stop the transfer of power.
1 19min

Lawsuit against anti-riot bill’s ‘defund the police’ provision advances

Five of the eight cities that filed complaints were OK’d to make their case.
2 9min

Ron DeSantis responds to Martha’s Vineyard critics from Sean Hannity’s safe space

‘They said they wanted this, they said they were a sanctuary jurisdiction.’
55 3min

Joe Biden warns U.S. democracy threatened, but how can he save it?

Two-thirds of Republicans believe Biden wasn’t legitimately elected President, according to an AP-NORC poll.
32 14min

Latest from Bill Day



Federal


Gov. DeSantis lauds Joe Biden in chat with Sean Hannity

“It’s my sense that the administration wants to help.”
1 3min

U.S. stocks lose ground a day after Dow entered a bear market

Banks and technology companies were among the biggest weights on the market.
0 5min

Grover Norquist endorses Vern Buchanan’s tax plan

The bill would make Donald Trump-era tax cuts permanent.
0 3min

Joe Biden approves emergency declaration in 24 counties bracing for Tropical Storm Ian

That approves a Friday request from Gov. DeSantis, who since declared an emergency statewide.
9 3min

Rick Scott, Marco Rubio urge Joe Biden to approve federal declaration ahead of Tropical Storm Ian

A federal pre-landfall declaration would make available resources and support as well as funding sources for emergency protective measures.
34 4min

Val Demings leads congressional trip to oversee FEMA post-hurricane aid in Puerto Rico

‘We cannot repeat the mistakes of the past,’ said Demings, who previously received briefings in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
21 5min

Foreign Affairs


Drone attack hits Ukraine; U.S. vows ‘consequences’ over nukes

Russia’s leadership faces resistance to efforts to call up hundreds of thousands of men to fight.
3 10min

Rick Scott stands up for Ukrainian POWs

‘Putin has laid bare his evil intentions for the world to see.’
3 5min

Marco Rubio bill pushes back on Russian attempt to annex Ukrainian territory

‘There is no amount of propaganda or political scheming that can change the reality of what is happening in Ukraine.’
2 3min

One day after Volodymyr Zelenskyy speech, U.S., Russia square off at United Nations

President Joe Biden said Russia’s goal is “extinguishing Ukraine’s right to exist as a state, plain and simple.”
0 9min

Full U.S. visa processing for Cuban citizens to resume in early 2023

The move marks the first time in almost exactly five years that the U.S. has allowed full visa processing for Cubans.
3 5min

Joe Biden blasts Russia for UN charter violations in Ukraine

“We will stand in solidarity against Russia’s aggression. Period.”
0 2min

Epilogue: Trump


Donald Trump allies create a new super PAC called MAGA Inc.

Paperwork for the new committee was filed Friday morning with the Federal Election Commission.
1 8min

Donald Trump’s legal woes mount without protection of presidency

But to be sure, he’s made it through court proceedings before when situations appeared dire.
5 12min

Donald Trump accused of vast fraud in suit by New York Attorney General

The lawsuit is the culmination of a three-year civil investigation of Trump and the Trump Organization.
4 12min


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Universities


UF holds Top 5 spot in U.S. News & World Report ranking

The recognition comes amid record investment in research.
1 4min

FSU scores its fourth straight year among the country’s Top 20 Public Schools

Low student debt, highly qualified faculty and graduation rates power the school’s position in U.S. News & World Report higher education rankings.
4min

USF breaks into Top 100 universities in U.S. News list

The next milestone on the university’s list is No. 25 public university.
4min


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