Monday, June 18, 2018

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Judge sides with environmentalists, says lawmakers failed to comply with Amendment 1

Judge sides with environmentalists, says lawmakers failed to comply with Amendment 1

Striking a blow to the Legislature, a Tallahassee judge said state lawmakers failed to comply with a voter-approved constitutional amendment to buy and preserve environmentally sensitive lands.Ruling from the bench Friday, Leon County Circuit Judge C...
Published: 06/15/18
Gwen Graham files qualifying papers in run for governor

Gwen Graham files qualifying papers in run for governor

Former U.S. Rep Gwen Graham submitted qualifying paperwork in her bid for governor Friday morning, becoming the first major candidate to file officially in the statewide race.Though the official qualifying period for offices across the state is ...
Published: 06/15/18
Nelson, Rubio oppose breaking up immigrant families

Nelson, Rubio oppose breaking up immigrant families

WASHINGTON – The breakup of immigrant families at the southern border has generated significant controversy and discussion.So what do Florida Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio think?Nelson has been outspoken on the issue and has joined legislat...
Published: 06/15/18
Nelson’s payback ad highlights Scott controversies

Nelson’s payback ad highlights Scott controversies

Days after Rick Scott released an ad showing Bill Nelson aging through years of politics, Democrats are out with their own showing Scott progressing through scandal."After decades of fraud and failure, we can't send Rick Scott to the Senate," a narra...
Published: 06/15/18
Democrats oppose Florida judge despite backing from Nelson

Democrats oppose Florida judge despite backing from Nelson

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida judge in line for a key federal post is running into opposition from Senate Democrats despite the support of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.A U.S. Senate committee on Thursday narrowly voted along partisan lines ...
Published: 06/15/18
9 Tampa Bay area sheriffs endorse Adam Putnam for governor

9 Tampa Bay area sheriffs endorse Adam Putnam for governor

Adam Putnam's governor campaign announced Thursday the endorsements of nine Tampa Bay area sheriffs.Sheriffs Paul Blackman of Highlands County; Chad Chronister of Hillsborough County; Bob Gualtieri of Pinellas County; Grady Judd of Polk County; Tom K...
Published: 06/14/18
Nelson up with first Spanish-language ad

Nelson up with first Spanish-language ad

Sen. Bill Nelson has released his first Spanish-language ad, which will begin today on Facebook and Twitter and other digital platforms, the campaign said.It follows Gov. Rick Scott's latest Spanish-language ad, one tied to the World Cup. And like Sc...
Published: 06/14/18
Florida Democrats go after Adam Putnam in digital ad highlighting background check failure

Florida Democrats go after Adam Putnam in digital ad highlighting background check failure

Florida Democrats aren't letting go of Adam Putnam's background check issue.The party announced the release of a digital ad Thursday that highlights the recent stories about the Agriculture Commissioner's office's failure to review the resu...
Published: 06/14/18
Trump voters in this Florida bellwether say don’t bet on ‘blue wave’

Trump voters in this Florida bellwether say don’t bet on ‘blue wave’

NEW PORT RICHEY — The key to Donald Trump's success and whether Democrats can regain relevancy in governing Florida is tucked behind the shade-free sea of asphalt and strip malls stretching 20 miles along U.S. 19.In bucolic-sounding subdivision...
Published: 06/14/18
As Putnam and DeSantis both seek grassroots image, DeSantis finds support out of state

As Putnam and DeSantis both seek grassroots image, DeSantis finds support out of state

As Florida voters slowly begin to pay more attention to the race to be Florida's next governor, they have found the two Republican candidates in many different places.On their Facebook feeds pushing ads. In their neighborhoods holding events.But vote...
Published: 06/14/18