‘Stop W.O.K.E Act,’ 15-week abortion ban among list of 144 new laws taking effect Friday

Raises for state workers, along with the $109B budget, kick in Friday, along with a slew of new laws.
0 12min

New fiscal year, new budget, new … state dessert? Here’s Part 2 of a list of laws taking effect Friday

Starting Friday, if you’re eating a strawberry shortcake, you’re eating Florida’s official state dessert.
0 11min

Republican Scotty Moore reinstated to CD 9 ballot

Moore will appear on the GOP Primary ballot as his lawsuit over eligibility is litigated.
1 4min

Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 7.1.22

Your day is better when you start it with a first read on what’s happening in Florida politics.
0 136min

Charlie Crist vows to veto all future bills if Ron DeSantis, lawmakers outlaw abortion

‘They’re bringing women’s rights to a halt. Somebody has to stand up for women in Florida.’
2 8min

Charlie Crist internal poll shows him with a consistent, insurmountable lead

He’s holding roughly the same lead now he enjoyed in January, GBAO Strategies finds.
6 4min

National Democrats target Florida voters with abortion-themed ad buy

The 30-second video raises the prospect of a nationwide abortion ban post-Roe.
1 5min

CFO hopeful Adam Hattersley makes pitch to Duval Dems

‘Patronis has had five years to get in front of this.’
1 3min

Ron DeSantis raised more than $3.6M in first half of June

Hockey owners and health care providers offered a serious assist.
4 8min

More than 1 million voters switch to GOP in warning for Dems

‘It’s more so a rejection of the left than embracing the right.’
21 11min

Democratic Progressive Caucus standing down in Democratic gubernatorial primary

Caucus urged Charlie Crist, Nikki Fried, to pick a progressive for Lieutenant Governor.
6 3min

As Senate-confirmed justices end Roe, how will voters react?

Republicans played the long game in taking control of Supreme Court.
1 10min

One of Florida’s biggest unions backs Charlie Crist for Governor

The endorsement for the former Republican Governor exhibits his mainstream Democratic bona fides in the coming election.
7 5min

2022 – Congressional


Republican Scotty Moore reinstated to CD 9 ballot

Moore will appear on the GOP Primary ballot as his lawsuit over eligibility is litigated.
1 4min

Ed Hooper endorses Kevin Hayslett for CD 13 GOP Primary

Hayslett faces three other candidates in the GOP Primary.
1 4min

Kathy Castor endorses Eric Lynn in CD 13

Castor has served six terms in the House representing Tampa.
0 6min

James Judge’s name restored on CD 14 ballot — for now

A decision came just as elections officials began printing ballots.
0 5min

Jared Moskowitz’s congressional campaign unveils its first TV advertisement

The former state lawmaker will be looking to tighten gun laws beyond the measure Congress recently passed, he says.
2 6min

2022 – Legislative


AFP Action-Florida announces another wave of state legislative endorsements

‘We’ll be working hard to help them achieve victory in November.’
0 3min

Nate Robertson is trying to find a Republican path in western Orange County

Republican House candidates have been rare in Orange County’s Pine Hills region.
0 7min

Donald Trump endorses Joe Gruters

“Joe Gruters is delivering tremendous results for the incredible people of Florida!”
6 4min

Rich Santos touts endorsements in HD 36 Republican Primary

Fraternal Order of Police, former Orange County Sheriff back Santos.
0 4min

Carolina Amesty HD 45 ad goes after socialism, Washington, ‘woke’ corporations

Amesty’s first TV spot for state House race focuses mainly on federal concerns.
0 4min

Culture Wars


SCOFLA grants Gov. DeSantis’ request for grand jury on immigration

The grand jury will target a broad swath of crimes — prostitution, drug crimes, organized crime and more.
2 5min

With ‘Stop W.O.K.E. Act’ imminent, judge denies request to halt law

While Judge Mark Walker’s order sides with Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state for now, he did not rule on the constitutionality of the measure.
4 7min

Disney to cover travel expenses for employees seeking abortions following SCOTUS ruling

‘Disney will continue to prioritize the health, safety and well-being of our team members and their families.’
8 4min

Val Demings, Nikki Fried lament Dobbs ruling, vow action

The state’s most prominent female politicians said there are still avenues left to pursue for abortion rights’ preservation.
11 5min

Rick Scott says SCOTUS abortion decision will boost Democratic fundraising

‘I tell everybody they’re going to use this to raise money.’
5 4min

Legislative, Influence & Policy


‘Stop W.O.K.E Act,’ 15-week abortion ban among list of 144 new laws taking effect Friday

Raises for state workers, along with the $109B budget, kick in Friday, along with a slew of new laws.
0 12min

New fiscal year, new budget, new … state dessert? Here’s Part 2 of a list of laws taking effect Friday

Starting Friday, if you’re eating a strawberry shortcake, you’re eating Florida’s official state dessert.
0 11min

Gov. DeSantis praises Florida’s selective civics, history education as exam scores rise

The Governor touted exam scores for ‘anti-woke’ civics and history education.
0 3min

Gov. DeSantis equivocal in ‘Remain in Mexico’ reaction, bashes Joe Biden’s border policy

‘They’re treating him differently than they treated Trump, which I don’t think is appropriate.’
5 5min

Judge rules Florida’s 15-week abortion ban unconstitutional

Cooper cited the right to privacy enumerated in the Florida Constitution.
8 7min

Gov. DeSantis to recommend Ray Rodrigues to lead State University System

Marshall Criser announced to the Board of Governors he is retiring from the job.
0 4min

South Florida


Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for helping Jeffrey Epstein

The Judge said Maxwell was being punished for her ‘heinous and predatory’ crimes, not Epstein’s. She criticized Maxwell’s ‘pattern of deflection and blame.’
1 12min

Jury is chosen to decide Parkland school shooter’s sentence

The panel will have a task never faced by a U.S. jury — no American mass shooter who killed at least 17 people has ever made it to trial.
1 5min

Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall gains $10K in first half of June for Miami-Dade School Board defense

She’s raised more than 37 times as much as her only opponent this election cycle.
0 4min

Sophia Lacayo adds another six figures to her campaign for Miami-Dade Commish seat in May

She and the Mayor of Doral are competing to succeed a term-limited Commissioner.
1 6min

Hazelle Rogers leads Broward Commission race in May fundraising with nearly $21K haul

Rogers ramped up her spending in May, dropping more than $15,000.
0 3min

Part of famed Collins Avenue renamed to honor Surfside victims

The road naming comes in addition to the Surfside memorial for which the state budge included $1M.
0 4min

America in Crisis


Clinics scramble to divert patients as states ban abortion

“It’s kind of an American nightmare that we’re scrambling to find health care like this.”
1 12min

Seffner man pleads guilty to role in 2021 U.S. Capitol riot

Gardner urged other rioters to use a ladder to break into a window, prosecutors said.
1 3min

Latest from Bill Day



Federal


Joe Biden backs filibuster exception to protect abortion access

During Thursday’s news conference, Biden harshly criticized the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion.
3 5min

Supreme Court limits EPA in curbing power plant emissions

Ruling addresses greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.
1 4min

Takeaways from first primaries since Roe v. Wade overturned

The abortion debate consumed the nation this week.
0 17min

Post-Roe: Dems challenge GOP to show they care for mothers

Democrats suggest their rivals are eleventh-hour converts who would offer half-measures at best and voters should judge them accordingly.
4 8min

Foreign Affairs


Iran launches rocket into space as nuclear talks to resume

Launch raised alarm in Washington amid the unraveling of the nuclear deal.
2 6min

Western leaders may announce bans on Russian gold imports

Joe Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine during G-7 summit.
0 10min

Christina Pushaw registers as foreign agent, citing prior work for ex-Georgian President

Gov. DeSantis’ Press Secretary previously worked for former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.
11 9min

Joe Biden hoping to avoid Summit of the Americas flop in Los Angeles

Without Cuba, Nicaragua or Venezuela invited, many other nations will boycott the event.
2 12min


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