The Buzz on Florida Politics

Ken Welch and Robert Blackmon debate on Tuesday, Oct. 19
Welch, the 57-year-old former Pinellas County commissioner, and Blackmon, a 32-year-old City Council member, debated the city’s top issues.
The IG report contends that Eckerd Connects, whose chief of community-based care was led by Chris Card during the time of the IG’s review, exceeded the 2019 statutory compensation limit of $213,819 by...
Frank Artiles’ lawyer, Frank Quintero, said the delay on documents, which he requested in April, delays the defense team from taking depositions.
One Republican lawmaker said the ad from a liberal group is a part of “corporate cancel culture.”


  1. Ken Welch and Robert Blackmon debate on Tuesday, Oct. 19
  2. Gov. Ron DeSantis and Marcellus Osceola, Jr., chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, pose for a photo at a signing ceremony on Friday, April 23, 2021.
  3. Dan Bongino speaks in 2018 in Los Angeles. He is threatening to quit the radio company that employs him because they are mandating vaccines.
  4. Frank Artiles leaves the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami on Thursday, March 18, 2021.
  5. University of Texas women rally at the Texas Capitol to protest Governor Greg Abbott's signing of the nation's strictest abortion law that makes it a crime to abort a fetus after six weeks, or when a "heartbeat" is detected. Abbott signed the law Wednesday, Sept. 1st, 2021.
  6. The entrance of Eckerd Connects can be seen at their office complex at 8550 Ulmerston Road.
  7. Ken Welch and Robert Blackmon
  8. Former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg talks to the Orlando Sentinel in September 2019, during an interview at his office in Lake Mary
  9. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, shown in this April 2019 photo, has died at 84.
  10. Sen. Annette Taddeo, D-Miami, speaks during a Senate session in 2019. Taddeo is the only nonwhite gubernatorial candidate among the top contenders, in a state where Hispanics make up nearly 27 percent of the population.
  11. Former President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thank the medical staff as he is released from the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, Calif., Sunday.
  12. Alan Hostetter speaks during a pro-Trump election integrity rally he organized at the Orange County Registrar of Voters offices Nov. 9, 2020, in Santa Ana, Calif. Hostetter is one of at least five people charged in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, who have chosen to defend themselves in court, brushing aside federal judges’ repeated warnings about the risks of trying to navigate their high-stakes cases without an attorney. (PAUL BERSEBACH | The Orange County Register via AP)
  13. Medical workers at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater work to stabilize a COVID-19 patient on Aug. 25. For 105 days this summer, the public could no longer find out how many people were dying of COVID in each Florida county.
  14. FILE - In this March 5, 2021 file photo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to the media as he visited the drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site at On Top of the World in Ocala, Fla.,  Repealing statewide mask mandates and criticizing the Biden administration’s unemployment-based formula for distributing billions in federal aid has put Republican governors and their approach to handling the coronavirus pandemic back in the spotlight. (Alan Youngblood/Ocala Star-Banner via AP)
  15. A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges after prosecutors say he helped to hide evidence of a rioter's involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection.
  16. Florida K-12 Chancellor Jacob Oliva, shown speaking to the State Board of Education in 2019, says teachers' messaging that schools aren't safe is 'reckless.'
  17. Ron DeSantis speaks at a Monoclonal Antibody Treatment center at the Barnstorm Theater in The Villages on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.
  18. National and Florida groups are pushing officials to audit the 2020 election.
  19. Cracking is shown on both center beams of the St. Petersburg municipal marina's west end main walkway span. City officials displayed the photo during a presentation to City Council's public service and infrastructure committee on Thursday. Officials would like council members to approve ordering a cost estimate to see how much it would cost the city to redevelop the marina rather than outsourcing the job to a third party, like Safe Harbor Land Development.
  20. U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, in July.
  21. A poll worker verifies a Vote-by-Mail ballot as a voter uses the official ballot drop box setup at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center polling station on October 19, 2020 in Miami, Florida.
  22. Florida health regulators are asking lawmakers for nearly $13 million to more than double the number of workers in the office that oversees medical marijuana issues.
  23. Members of the Florida Senate fill the chamber during the 2020 legislative session. A Senate bill proposed for the 2022 session would make mask mandates illegal in the state.