The Buzz on Florida Politics

Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., is going to run for the U.S. Senate against Marco Rubio, according to a Politico story.
The Democratic U.S. representative from Orlando is expected to make an announcement in June, according to an adviser.
The demise of the bills in both chambers came a day after DraftKings and FanDuel, the two largest fantasy sports companies in the country, publicly opposed proposed regulations in both the House and...
If a court strikes down the provision opening the state to legalized sports betting, the Tribe has agreed to keep paying the state in order to continue its other new games — such as roulette and...
The Tampa Bay Times spoke with the transportation secretary about high speed rail, pedestrian deaths and Republican criticisms of the proposal.


  1. Pastor Kevin Baird speaks to a crowd protesting gambling at the Florida Capitol during a special session centered around passing gambling legislation, Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Tallahassee.
  2. Guests play slot machines. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.
  3. Clearwater City Council member Kathleen Beckman  (right) and Mayor Frank Hibbard (left) during a break in a Clearwater City Council meeting Monday, April 12, 2021 at the Clearwater Main Library.
  4. A final notice of eviction, delivered by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, remains on the door of a Tarpon Springs apartment earlier this year.
  5. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 5223 Orient Rd, in Tampa.
  6. A drone image shows the Piney Point site last month.
  7. FanDuels and DraftKings are the fantasy sports industry's dominant players.
  8. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing on June 10, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.
  9. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., is going to run for the U.S. Senate against Marco Rubio, according to a Politico story.
  10. The Hard Rock's guitar-shaped hotel in Hollywood after sunset on April 8, 2020.
  11. The Florida Legislature is contemplating more than a dozen bills that would ultimately allow some forms of betting from mobile devices.
  12. President Joe Biden arrives at the White House after spending the weekend at his Delaware home on Monday.
  13. Former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg talks to the Orlando Sentinel in September 2019, during an interview at his office in Lake Mary.
  14. The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider a major rollback of abortion rights, saying it will decide whether states can ban abortions before a fetus can survive outside the womb.
  15. Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran speaks during an August 2020 roundtable discussion at Winthrop College Prep Academy. Corcoran's candidacy to become the next president of Florida State University ended on Saturday when he was not selected as one of the three finalists.
  16. Ralph Turlington, shown here in 1967, served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1951 to 1974. From 1974 until 1987, he served as Florida's commissioner of education.
  17. An algae bloom in the Pahokee Marina on Lake Okeechobee on April 26, 2021.
  18. FILE - In this Tuesday, May 11, 2021, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom joins a cleanup effort in Los Angeles. Newsom on Tuesday proposed $12 billion in new funding to get more people experiencing homelessness in the state into housing and to "functionally end family homelessness" within five years. A fading coronavirus crisis and an astounding windfall of tax dollars have reshuffled California's emerging recall election, allowing Democratic Gov. Newsom to talk of a mask-free future and propose billions in new spending for schools and businesses as he looks to fend off Republicans who depict him as a foppish failure.
  19. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, with Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., back left, and former OMB Director and President of Citizens for Renewing America Russ Vought, as they express their opposition to "critical race theory," during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.
  20. 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.
  21. Former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg talks to the Orlando Sentinel in a September 2019 interview at his office in Lake Mary.
  22. An aerial view of Tropicana Field and the surrounding area looking east towards downtown, on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  23. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Thursday.