Legislative, Influence & Policy


Lobbying compensation: Top 15 governmental affairs firms all crack $1M in Q1 pay

Here’s how the No. 15 to No. 11 firms on the charts fared in the first quarter.
0 10min

SCOTUS rejects review of Florida case challenging 6-person juries

‘Florida does what the Constitution forbids because of us.’
8 4min

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.
10 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.
1 5min

2024 – Presidential


Jury deliberations begin in Donald Trump’s hush money criminal case

To convict Trump, jurors must find beyond a reasonable doubt that he falsified or caused business records to be entered falsely and did so with the intent to deceive and the intent to commit or conceal another crime.
8 7min

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.
50 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.”
40 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

2024 – Initiatives


John Morgan lights up Florida fight for medical marijuana, endorses Amendment 3

The Orlando lawyer previously backed successful measures on medical marijuana and a living wage.
9 7min

Group behind recreational pot amendment debuts John Morgan radio ads promoting Amendment 3

A familiar voice will highlight the benefits of responsible adult use — and why he’d maybe make a good Governor.
6 5min

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.’
6 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

2024 – Down Ballot


Debbie Mucarsel-Powell launches website mocking Rick Scott Senate leadership bid

The site lampoons the Senator’s own campaign site in many ways, with fake quotes that parody Scott’s own positions.
3 3min

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.
2 4min

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.
3 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.’
102 4min

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.’
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