The Buzz on Florida Politics

Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a roundtable on media libel laws on Tuesday.
Seated behind a news anchor-style desk, the governor did not offer specifics, but told viewers to “stay tuned.”
On Tuesday night, a jury found Nathan Hart guilty of false affirmation but not guilty of voting as an unqualified elector.
At the bill’s first committee stop, gun safety advocates weren’t the only critics.
Legislators say they don’t have details on how money has been spent so far on the program.


  1. Sen. Blaise Ingoglia, R-Spring Hill, speaks to a colleague on the Senate floor at the Capitol, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, in Tallahassee. Florida legislators are meeting in a special session.
  2. The Florida High School Athletic Association's 16-member Board of Directors is expected to vote on whether student athletes should be required to submit information about their menstrual history to school.
  3. Smith & Wesson regional sales manager Will Sloat, 33, loads a pistol on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Bill Jackson’s in Pinellas Park.
  4. Nathan Hart watches a video in Courtroom 15 of the Hillsborough County Courthouse in Tampa on Tuesday.
  5. USF President Rhea Law announced the search for USF's top diversity officer was being paused amid uncertainty of upcoming legislation.
  6. The FHSAA's executive director has recommended a change to what medical paperwork will be submitted to schools.
  7. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a roundtable on media libel laws on Tuesday.
  8. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is bringing Anabely Lopes, a Florida resident who had to leave the state for an abortion. as her guest at President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday.
  9. The sign outside the Reedy Creek Improvement District administrative office building is seen on April 23, 2022, at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista.
  10. Florida Sen. Travis Hutson (R-Palm Coast) is leading a push to change the state's name, image and likeness law.
  11. On his first day as the University of Florida's president, former U.S. Sen Ben Sasse talked about disruption and change in letters to the UF community.
  12. In this 2004 photo, then-Florida state Rep. Ed Jennings hugs Rosewood survivor Robie Allenetta Mortin after the unveiling of a historical marker for Rosewood, a Black community destroyed by racial violence in 1923.
  13. City Attorney Randy Mora attends a meeting addressing short-term rental policies at the Indian Rocks Beach City Commission chambers on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in Indian Rocks Beach.
  14. Former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club is seen in the aerial view in Palm Beach, Fla., Aug. 31, 2022.
  15. Police are lined up outside Plaza Live in Orlando on Dec. 28, 2022.
  16. Marcos Marzo hugs two of his friends who came to say goodbye upon receiving the news that he had obtained a permit to travel to the United States,  in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Jan 25. Now in the U.S., his dream is to do a master’s degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and work as an engineer, which he says is his passion.
  17. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks to a crowd of supporters during his election night party at the Tampa Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 in Tampa.
  18. Annette Taddeo, a former state senator from Miami-Dade County, is running for chair of the Florida Democratic Party in 2023 and appears to be the choice of several state lawmakers.
  19. In a long-awaited move, Florida will double the number of medical marijuana licenses available in the state.
  20. The Florida High School Athletic Association is considering adopting a national version of a medical form that doctors sign to clear students to play sports. The Preparticipation Physical Evaluation form used in Florida includes questions about concussions, allergies, and blood pressure. It also includes optional questions for female students about when they had their first period and how often they menstruate.
  21. President Joe Biden speaks about his infrastructure agenda while announcing funding to upgrade Philadelphia's water facilities and replace lead pipes, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, at Belmont Water Treatment Center in Philadelphia.
  22. Gov. Ron DeSantis held a splashy news conference in August to announce the arrests of about 20 people who allegedly voted while ineligible in 2020.
  23. An immigrant family brought to Martha's Vineyard, Mass., by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration heads toward a bus that will help relocate them to a military base on nearby Cape Cod, Mass.
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