Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Rick Scottís Full Flop on oil drilling

PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Rick Scottís Full Flop on oil drilling

Gov. Rick Scott met with a member of President Donald Trumpís administration and struck a deal to remove Florida from a list of states proposed for more offshore oil drilling."As a result of our interest in making sure that thereís no drilling here, ...
Published: 01/15/18
Trumpís visits increase terrorism risk, Florida County says

Trumpís visits increase terrorism risk, Florida County says

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trumpís frequent visits to South Florida make the area a high-risk target for terrorism, one that justifies more money from the federal government, Palm Beach Countyís top law enforcement agency says.The Palm ...
Published: 01/13/18

Gillum hopes for DeSantis matchup

If Andrew Gillum wins the Democratic nomination for governor, he wants to face Ron DeSantis in the general election.Thatís according to a campaign memo obtained by the Tampa Bay Times that outlines the kind of candidate the progressive Tallahassee ma...
Published: 01/10/18
Updated: 01/13/18
PolitiFact Florida: What to know before the start of the 2018 legislative session

PolitiFact Florida: What to know before the start of the 2018 legislative session

The opening day of Florida’s legislative session on Tuesday marks the beginning of jam-packed schedules, long committee meetings and impassioned rallies at Florida’s Capitol. The session moves fast, with just 60 days for lawmakers to pas...
Published: 01/08/18
Key unanswered questions about Ron DeSantis

Key unanswered questions about Ron DeSantis

Donald Trumpís favorite candidate for Florida governor, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, finally made his candidacy official on Friday. With super-wealthy backers, an ideal bio that includes military service and Ivy League schools, and an arch-conservative re...
Published: 01/03/18
Updated: 01/06/18
The Buzz: Florida's political winners and losers of the year

The Buzz: Florida's political winners and losers of the year

Heading into the mother of all Florida election years, it’s time to bid 2017 goodbye with our year-end list winners and losers in Florida politics. A strong case could be made that Florida voters were the chief losers, given all that we’...
Updated one month ago
Tallahassee reels after Latvala scandal. Capital wonders: more to come?

Tallahassee reels after Latvala scandal. Capital wonders: more to come?

TALLAHASSEE ó Southern charm and small-town sensibility have long belied this cityís status as the capital of the third-largest state in the country. But these days, Tallahassee is engulfed in explosive, career-ending accusations of sexual misconduct...
Updated one month ago
Trump tweets pick for governor

Trump tweets pick for governor

President Donald Trump jolted Floridaís still-evolving governorís race by throwing his support Friday to Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis.Trump tweeted that DeSantis is "a brilliant young leader" who "would make a GREAT governor. He loves our Country and...
Updated one month ago
The Buzz: Floridaís political winners and losers of the year

The Buzz: Floridaís political winners and losers of the year

Heading into the mother of all Florida election years, itís time to bid 2017 goodbye with our year-end list of winners and losers in Florida politics.A strong case could be made that Florida voters were the chief losers, given all that weíve learned ...
Updated one month ago
In attorney general bid, Ryan Torrens pushes new method for fighting opioids

In attorney general bid, Ryan Torrens pushes new method for fighting opioids

Ryan Torrens isnít ashamed to admit that heís a recovering alcoholic.The 32-year-old Tampa attorney thinks that kind of perspective is whatís needed in order to understand and get a handle on the opioid epidemic in Florida, or what Torrens likes to c...
Updated one month ago