Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Buzz

Nelson, Wasserman Schultz shut out of facility holding immigrant kids

Nelson, Wasserman Schultz shut out of facility holding immigrant kids

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz were denied entry Tuesday into a federal facility in Homestead housing immigrant children.The Florida Democrats wanted to see conditions inside the shelter and determine the status...
Published: 06/19/18
Hillsborough Rep. Jake Raburn won’t seek re-election in House District 57

Hillsborough Rep. Jake Raburn won’t seek re-election in House District 57

LITHIA — State Rep. Jake Raburn hasn't had a challenger since the Republican first won the District 57 seat in 2012.Now he has an opponent: Valrico's Debbie Katt is a software development engineer and political newcomer who has qualif...
Published: 06/19/18
Leading Democrat challenging Bilirakis in Congress calls for investigation into Trump’s policy separating migrant children

Leading Democrat challenging Bilirakis in Congress calls for investigation into Trump’s policy separating migrant children

The leading Democrat running to unseat Republican congressman Gus Bilirakis in District 12 called on Congress Tuesday to form a joint oversight committee to investigate potential civil violations within the Trump administration's zero ...
Published: 06/19/18
This is the immigration compound Bill Nelson will visit at noon

This is the immigration compound Bill Nelson will visit at noon

The Trump administration has reopened a 1,000-bed Homestead facility that once housed minors who entered the country illegally and alone, reviving a compound at a time when the White House is under fire for a new policy that separates children from p...
Published: 06/19/18
Counties sue to remove amendments from Florida’s November ballot

Counties sue to remove amendments from Florida’s November ballot

Two Florida counties are asking a court to throw an amendment off the November ballot that asks voters around the state to overrule decisions made by their local voters on which of their officials should be elected.In separate lawsuits filed this mon...
Published: 06/19/18
Border situation injects explosive issue into Florida campaigns

Border situation injects explosive issue into Florida campaigns

WASHINGTON – The child immigrant controversy roiling Washington has spread rapidly to Florida, injecting an explosive issue into key campaigns and testing Republican fealty to President Donald Trump.Sen. Bill Nelson on Tuesday will visit a fede...
Published: 06/19/18
For second time in three weeks, Rick Scott returns to Puerto Rico Tuesday

For second time in three weeks, Rick Scott returns to Puerto Rico Tuesday

Gov. Rick Scott returns to Puerto Rico Tuesday for the second time in three weeks and the seventh time since Hurricane Maria devastated parts of the island. A more detailed schedule will be released later, but Scott is a guest speaker at a summit reg...
Published: 06/18/18
Adam Putnam wants to know: ‘Where’s Ron?’

Adam Putnam wants to know: ‘Where’s Ron?’

Agriculture Commissioner and Republican governor candidate Adam Putnam has mostly taken veiled shots at his opponent's lack of appearances in Florida.On the campaign trail, Putnam says things like, "If you want to be governor of Florida, you should b...
Published: 06/18/18
Philip Levine says he’ll put assets in a blind trust if elected Florida governor

Philip Levine says he’ll put assets in a blind trust if elected Florida governor

Gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine says he'll place his assets in a blind trust if he's elected governor of Florida, a decision intended to enable the $133 million man to govern without conflicts under state law by handing control of his investmen...
Published: 06/18/18
Rick Scott accepts three TV debate invitations in Senate race

Rick Scott accepts three TV debate invitations in Senate race

Gov. Rick Scott said Monday he has accepted three invitations to debate Sen. Bill Nelson in their nationally-watched battle for the United States Senate.Scott's campaign said he has agreed to take part in debates sponsored by Telemundo 51 Miami, the ...
Published: 06/18/18