Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Politics

Follow the money behind Florida's medical marijuana battle

Florida's proposed Amendment 2 to legalize medical marijuana has drawn two major groups of campaign donors. United for Care, the amendment sponsor, has attracted thousands of supporters, who, aside from leader John Morgan, most frequently give small amounts, many below $100. The Drug Free Florida Committee, the main organized opposition, pulls in bigger donations on average, but from far fewer people. The circles represent donations of at least $5,000 to either side; smaller contributions are not represented in the graphic, though they are included in the totals. You can see details by hovering over any circle. The chart will be updated weekly as the campaign progresses.

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Ron DeSantis hire a Democrat? After election, a shift in tone

Ron DeSantis hire a Democrat? After election, a shift in tone

In considering hiring a Parkland Democrat for a top spot in his administration, Ron DeSantis continues to send signals that he will govern more to the center.
Updated: 9 hours ago
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Florida recount 2018: Still confused? Read this.

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A handy Q and A to frequent questions about Florida's election recount, which ended Sunday.
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Published: 11/19/18
Woman who died after plunging off Royal Princess cruise ship identified as American as mystery deepens

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The FBI and prosecutors in Aruba are investigating the death of a 52-year-old woman who fell 14 stories from the cruise ship. One news site said a man had been seen choking her before she went over.
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Most expensive Florida legislative race ever?

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It's the Senate District 18 race in Tampa. An exact figure isn’t possible, however, because campaign finance laws don’t require political parties and interest groups to reveal how much money they put into individual races and where the money comes from.
Published: 11/19/18
Florida candidates get record amount in public financing

Florida candidates get record amount in public financing

Overall matching funds totaled $9,852,606, more than double the $4.34 million from the last midterm election in 2014 and easily topping the nearly $6.07 million in 2010.
Published: 11/19/18
Next stop for Florida passenger rail: More regulation?

Next stop for Florida passenger rail: More regulation?

Sen. Debbie Mayfield, R-Rockledge, said an Oct. 31 report from the Legislature's Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability backs concerns expressed by critics of the new Brightline service in South Florida that the state needs to regulate high-speed rail more.
Published: 11/19/18
Florida Dems hire investigator to look into altered mail ballot ‘cure’ forms

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The move came after reports showed that Democrats planned to send out forms with an incorrect deadline on them to voters whose mail ballots needed fixing.
Published: 11/19/18