Jim Ayotte: Factory-built housing will be part of Hurricane Ian’s rebuilding

It’s time to end the stigma of mobile homes and acknowledge the reality of what manufactured homes offer.
0 3min

Romero Britto slated as next ‘Special Ambassador’ for Miami-Dade County

The first and only person to hold the largely symbolic role was musician and producer Emilio Estefan.
0 6min

Gov. DeSantis: Election accountability has increased compliance

Election investigators in Florida and elsewhere haven’t identified widespread problems from the Midterms.
7 4min

Charges from domestic incident dropped against former Charlie Crist campaign manager Austin Durrer

Durrer exited the Crist campaign in October, just one day after being arrested as a result of a domestic dispute.
4 4min

New state voter fraud units finding few cases from midterms

Florida has been the most visible state, creating its Office of Election Crimes and Security amid much fanfare this year.
5 15min

Midterms free of feared chaos as voting experts look to 2024

‘By and large, sabotage didn’t happen. I don’t think that means we’re in the clear.’
35 15min

Florida Legislative Black Caucus elects new leader — Democrat Dianne Hart

‘I believe that she will work as hard as possible to get the job done for the Caucus in the state of Florida.’
1 6min

GOP sees slight Latino vote gains, painful candidate losses

Anna Paulina Luna provided one of the big wins for the GOP.
6 10min

Legislative, Influence & Policy


Andrew Warren makes case against suspension in Day One of trial against Gov. DeSantis

Andrew Warren says Gov. DeSantis suspended democracy and violated his right to free speech.
9 5min

Lobbying compensation: RSA Consulting scores $625K in Q3

The Tampa Bay-based firm may have earned as much as $1M.
0 4min

Culture Wars


Donald Trump faulted for dinner with white nationalist, rapper Ye

Trump released a series of statements Friday trying to explain the circumstances of the meeting.
5 13min

Owner of gay club: Shooting comes amid a new ‘type of hate’

‘Lying about our community, and making them into something they are not, creates a different type of hate.’
6 10min

Pro-abortion activists may be scarce while anti-abortion crowd rallies Tuesday at the Capitol

‘We’re more likely to hold an event at the state Capitol around a committee meeting or floor vote on a bill we’re concerned about …’
10 4min

Federal judge stops enforcement of so-called Stop WOKE Act in state’s public universities

A federal judge called the law ‘positively dystopian’ and in violation of the First and 14th Amendments.
27 9min

Moms for Liberty slams national teachers union for claiming it knows child needs best

The National Education Association posted that teachers ‘know better than anyone’ what students need to thrive.
9 3min

South Florida


Romero Britto slated as next ‘Special Ambassador’ for Miami-Dade County

The first and only person to hold the largely symbolic role was musician and producer Emilio Estefan.
0 6min

Miami-Dade scores $1.4M in federal earmarks for transit-oriented development

More than a tenth of the money in this round of Federal Transit Administration set-asides is for Florida’s most populous county.
0 8min

Judge to decide on Martin County face-biter insanity plea

Austin Harrouff told Phil McGraw he was escaping a demon he called Daniel.
2 11min

Former House candidate appointed to Miami-Dade Commission

Roberto Gonzalez will take the seat of a longtime Miami pol accused in a pay-for-play scheme.
0 4min

27-year-old conviction keeps elected Broward School Board member unseated

Rodney Velez’s ineligibility for office could give Ron DeSantis another appointee on the turmoil-racked Board.
6 8min

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Federal


Supreme Court wrestles with Joe Biden’s deportation policy

The case is the latest example of a Republican litigation strategy slowing Biden administration initiatives by going to GOP-friendly courts.
0 7min

Senate to vote on landmark bill to protect same-sex marriage

The bill has gained steady momentum since the Supreme Court’s June decision that overturned the federal right to an abortion.
0 10min

Vern Buchanan remains in strong position as Ways and Means Chair race winds down

Will the Longboat Key Republican be Florida’s one Chair in the next Congress?
0 8min

Joe Biden extends Hurricane Ian reimbursement period to Dec. 7

An order form the President also allows for 100% reimbursement on many storm-related costs.
0 3min

Federal aid for Hurricane Ian nears $3B as FEMA extends application deadline

FEMA said disaster specialists are ‘going door-to-door’ to help individuals register for assistance.
6 10min

Foreign Affairs


Ron DeSantis condemns Chinese protest crackdown

‘The people of China are finally speaking out against it.’
16 3min

Russian missiles cross into Poland during strike

Russia’s aerial assault on Kyiv followed days of euphoria in Ukraine after one of Ukraine’s biggest military successes
12min

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Universities


New surveys of Florida colleges, universities fail to support concerns over anti-conservative sentiment

‘The low number of participation shows that this narrative that Gov. DeSantis and his supporters are pushing — indoctrination in higher education — is entirely fabricated.’
5 15min


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