Joe Sanchez tops GOP candidates for Miami-Dade Sheriff in fundraising with $212K in Q1

Close to 125 people and many businesses in the real estate sector donated to him last quarter.
0 7min

Andrew Warren reverses course, will run for State Attorney

‘I’m running to keep our neighborhoods safe. I’m running to fight for victims and to make our criminal justice system better.’
0 4min

Rick Scott closes Q1 with nearly $3.8M cash on hand. That doesn’t tell the whole story though

The Senator has self-financed before, and he has the capacity to do so yet again this year.
0 3min

Gov. DeSantis signs measure offering swimming lesson vouchers

Senate sponsor Travis Hutson said the legislation would ‘save lives.’ He speaks from personal experience.
5 3min

Legislative, Influence & Policy


Gov. DeSantis signs measure offering swimming lesson vouchers

Senate sponsor Travis Hutson said the legislation would ‘save lives.’ He speaks from personal experience.
5 3min

Gov. DeSantis highlights bill to speed conversions to charter schools

‘For many, many decades, school was school. Then it seems like more recently it’s all become fodder for people to try to do the agenda.’
12 3min

Florida appeals court: Phone conversations with law enforcement can be recorded without their consent

‘This really broadens up the public’s ability to hold police officers accountable for their actions.’
4 10min

The Southern Group expands into North Carolina

The largest lobby shop in the Southeast is already in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. Now it’s ready to be a Tar Heel.
0 4min

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.’
10 3min

2024 – Presidential


Donald Trump’s history-making hush-money trial begins with challenge of picking a jury

Prosecutors asked for Trump to be sanctioned over social media posts that they said violated the Judge’s gag order.
4 12min

Tax Day reveals a major split in how Joe Biden and Donald Trump would govern

The men have different thoughts what should happen on America’s tax rates— and their own.
28 11min

Alaska, Wyoming Primaries should pad Joe Biden delegate count

There’s not much drama in either state with a cleared field and no other options.
0 3min

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.
14 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.
7 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


Andrew Warren reverses course, will run for State Attorney

‘I’m running to keep our neighborhoods safe. I’m running to fight for victims and to make our criminal justice system better.’
0 4min

Rick Scott closes Q1 with nearly $3.8M cash on hand. That doesn’t tell the whole story though

The Senator has self-financed before, and he has the capacity to do so yet again this year.
0 3min

Gus Bilirakis endorses Sam Greco for HD 19

‘Sam is a true conservative who knows what it takes to get things done …’
0 2min

Hispanic faith leaders rally for Rick Scott re-election

The Senator continues to make the case for his second term.
5 3min

Bill Helmich takes over as Florida GOP Interim Executive Director

The veteran operative takes over as George Riley seeks help for personal issues.
0 5min

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell credits ‘bipartisan’ support with $3.5M Q1

She’s up against a candidate who spent nearly $64M of his own money 6 years ago.
3 3min

Culture Wars


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.”
11 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

South Florida


Joe Sanchez tops GOP candidates for Miami-Dade Sheriff in fundraising with $212K in Q1

Close to 125 people and many businesses in the real estate sector donated to him last quarter.
0 7min

Bobby Powell resigns from Senate for Palm Beach Commission bid, calls for Special Election to replace him

He’s resigning now to ‘prevent any gaps in coverage or representation’ in his Senate district while running for the Palm Beach County Commission.
0 4min

Police union, School Board member endorse Joel Flores for Palm Beach County Commission

‘Their trust in me reaffirms my unwavering commitment to advocating for the residents of Palm Beach County.’
0 3min

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

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.’
27 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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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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