Budget conference: Lake-Sumter lands millions for Technology Innovation Center

The 40,000-square-foot facility will be located on the school’s Clermont campus.
0 4min

Ron DeSantis says Citizens Insurance is ‘not solvent’

The Governor continues to raise questions about the state insurance company’s ability to weather a significant event.
1 7min

Budget conference: Chambers near agreement on teacher pay, K-12 schools funding

The Senate agreed to spend $200M on dedicated teacher pay increases.
0 3min

Legislative, Influence & Policy


Ron DeSantis says Citizens Insurance is ‘not solvent’

The Governor continues to raise questions about the state insurance company’s ability to weather a significant event.
1 7min

Budget conference: Chambers near agreement on teacher pay, K-12 schools funding

The Senate agreed to spend $200M on dedicated teacher pay increases.
0 3min

Budget conference: Senate serves up $6.5M for Farm Share

The House already included the funding for the state’s homegrown food bank in its own budget.
1 3min

Budget conference: Space Florida lands another $6M

The latest Senate offer matches funding the House had for the aerospace economic development agency.
0 5min

Budget conference: Chambers agree on millions for emergency food distribution, Feeding Florida

Lawmakers on both sides of the Capitol have state and federal funding set aside for that purpose.
3 3min

Child care, railroad credits added to Senate tax cut bill

‘It’s not a huge amount, but in this environment every little bit helps.’
1 5min

Health care budget issues to watch: Cancer funding, nursing homes rates, supplemental payments

Sam Garrison says a 6% Medicaid hike for nursing homes is a good ‘starting point’ for budget negotiations, but Gayle Harrell says the industry got a ‘significant’ increases last year.
0 7min

2024 – Down Ballot


Poll: Florida voters trust election officials, love early voting

Three-quarters say they trust their county Supervisor of Elections.
17 3min

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell announces Seniors coalition

She announced the group a year after Rick Scott unveiled a plan critics say would sunset Social Security.
2 4min

Human Rights Campaign endorses Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

The leading LGBTQ rights group said she should replace Rick Scott.
1 3min

Ron DeSantis backs RNC changes, but not necessarily the ones Donald Trump wants

The Governor told South Carolina reporters that previous criticisms he had of the party were ‘proven right.’
9 3min

Kathy Castor endorses Whitney Fox’s congressional bid

‘Whitney Fox is a champion for affordable housing, better-paying jobs, and lower electric bills.’
0 7min

Culture Wars


National Democrats erect billboards raising fear about disappearing reproductive rights

The day after state ‘personhood’ legislation appears dead, national Democrats remind Floridians of more reproductive rights battles ahead.
11 7min

Joe Biden and Utah’s Governor call for less bitterness and more bipartisanship in the nation’s politics

Joe Biden said he remembers when lawmakers would argue by day and break bread together at night.
4 5min

Preachers in schools? Volunteer chaplains bill has one more Senate committee stop

The bill leaves it to local boards to implement the chaplain proposal at their discretion.
12 3min

A bill LGBTQ advocates say is anti-trans passes House committee

The bill’s sponsor denied his legislation targeted the transgender community.
18 6min

Ron DeSantis doesn’t want ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’ homeless camps

Legislation banning public camping needs to have mental health services, the Governor said Thursday.
26 4min

South Florida


Budget conference: Senate, House split on funding for Palm Beach State College emergency training center

The money would cover an expansion to the school’s Public Safety Training Center that opened in 2013.
0 4min

Ethics board to query experts on Coral Gables Commissioner’s in-city business work

Emails she sent staff about the city’s permitting process may raise additional questions.
0 11min

‘Excited to continue our work’: Alix Desulme announces bid to remain North Miami Mayor

‘As we look to the future, I am excited to continue our work, making North Miami a beacon of hope, resilience, and innovation.’
0 4min

Mike Davey reports $100K haul in first 3 days of CD 27 campaign

It’s nearly as much as his Democratic Primary opponent raised in her first 2 months of campaigning.
0 4min

Budget conference: House agrees to earmark for Cuban history teacher training in Miami-Dade

The program is meant to increase teacher competency in Cuban and Cuban American studies education.
2 3min

Federal


Ron DeSantis stumps in South Carolina — for congressional term limits

He visited the Palmetto State — days ahead of a Primary — to lobby for a constitutional convention.
4 6min

Maxwell Frost, Jared Moskowitz on Parkland anniversary push credit card companies to flag unusual gun sales

The Identify Gun Stores Act would preempt Florida law prohibiting merchant codes on gun sales.
3 5min

House GOP will try again to impeach Alejandro Mayorkas after failing once. But outcome is still uncertain

Even if the House succeeds, Republicans don’t have enough votes in the Senate to remove Mayorkas.
10 10min

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott vote against foreign aid package passed by Senate

Florida’s Senate contingent provided 2 of the 29 “nay” votes.
9 5min

Senate passes $95.3B aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan after rare all-night session

Both Marco Rubio and Rick Scott voted against the package, but 70 senators voted yes.
5 15min

Rick Scott leads letter lashing out at Joe Biden over LNG permit pause

Numerous congressional Republicans signed on to the Senator’s comments.
6 4min


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Universities


Few apply to Florida universities after Gov. DeSantis order to help Jewish students, others

Across the country, student protests on college campuses have induced debates on university leaders’ responses to the Israel-Hamas war.
2 8min

Academic freedom lawsuit dropped against New College

NCF Freedom voluntarily dismissed the case without prejudice.
1 3min

UCF’s online degrees get kudos in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The school’s mission to make higher education more accessible is paying off. 
5 4min


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