Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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Emotions erupt as ‘zero tolerance’ policy overtakes Florida politics

Emotions erupt as ‘zero tolerance’ policy overtakes Florida politics

The raw emotions over President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy on immigration swept across the Florida political landscape Tuesday in the midst of a pivotal midterm election.A growing chorus of Florida Republicans, including Gov. Rick Scott, ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
State lawmaker wants to lead the office that shut down his family’s bank

State lawmaker wants to lead the office that shut down his family’s bank

State Rep. Jay Fant is dropping out of the attorney general's race to try to become the state's financial regulator, leading the office that shut down his family's bank six years ago.In a Tuesday evening announcement, the Jacksonville Republican...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Florida Republicans in Washington buck Trump on border kids

Florida Republicans in Washington buck Trump on border kids

WASHINGTON – Florida Republicans are coming out against President Donald Trump's policy of separating immigrant children from adults at the border.Democrats have universally opposed the practice. Here is what Republicans have said:Sen. Marco Ru...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Super PAC reserves $23 million in air time for Bill Nelson.

Super PAC reserves $23 million in air time for Bill Nelson.

WASHINGTON – The super PAC helping Bill Nelson withstand an avalanche of money from Rick Scott has reserved $23 million in air time starting after Labor Day.Senate Majority PAC had already announced it would buy time for Nelson, but the amount ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
FWC sets new requirements for airboat operators, spurred by death of University of Miami grad

FWC sets new requirements for airboat operators, spurred by death of University of Miami grad

Airboat operators carrying passengers on their boats will soon have more stringent requirements to pilot their vessels, after a deadly crash that killed a University of Miami graduate last year.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ap...
Updated: 4 hours ago
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...
Updated: 8 hours ago
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...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Rick Scott’s investments have included companies opposed to climate change regulations

Rick Scott’s investments have included companies opposed to climate change regulations

The most vivid snapshot yet of what has made Rick Scott the wealthiest governor in Florida history will be released next month when he must reveal to voters what makes up his net worth.Required as part of Scott's U.S. Senate candidacy, the much-antic...
Updated: 10 hours ago
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 ...
Updated: 12 hours ago
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