The Buzz on Florida Politics

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., speaks with reporters after a Republican caucus luncheon on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Scott says he thinks the debt will be a major campaign issue in 2022 as Republicans seek to regain the majority.
“Where does this mask efficacy theory come from?” the federal judge asked.
Members stressed that the rule does not aim to keep Black history out of classrooms.
The Democratic U.S. representative was Orlando’s first Black woman police chief.


  1. Oliver Echevarria says he found family, community and understanding in his independent roller derby league, the Tri-County Terrors. His moms, Lisa Gonzalez and Vanessa Gonzalez, are also coaches in the league.
  2. Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren, shown here speaking to reporters in 2020, said he is considering a run for state attorney general next year.
  3. Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist participates in a roundtable discussion at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in West Palm Beach, Thursday, June 10, 2021.
  4. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
  5. Frank Artiles leaves the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami, Florida, on Thursday, March 18, 2021.
  6. FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, envelopes from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Reemployment Assistance Program are shown, in Surfside, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
  7. The Food And Drug Administration has approved the use of a drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.
  8. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., takes off her face mask to talk to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, about legislation to create an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol Complex.
  9. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is surrounded by reporters as he walks to the Senate chamber for votes, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 10, 2021. Sen. Romney is working with a bipartisan group of 10 senators negotiating an infrastructure deal with President Joe Biden.
  10. Florida Ron DeSantis holds a press conference announcing a lawsuit against CDC to try to get cruising restarted at the Port fo Miami in Miami, Florida, Thursday, April 8, 2021.
  11. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is seen lit up on Oct. 20, 2019 in St. Petersburg. The Florida Department of Transportation installed about 1,800 colored LED light fixtures on the Sunshine Skyway bridge. St. Petersburg asked the state in 2020 and 2021 to light the bridge up with rainbow colors for Pride month, but the state said that was not one of the Skyway's pre-existing light patterns.
  12. In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, tourists ride classic convertible cars on the Malecon beside the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba. The first cases of the so-called “Havana Syndrome” affected personnel in 2016 at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba.
  13. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., speaks with reporters after a Republican caucus luncheon on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  14. Activist Ben Frazier, left, is asked to leave after shouting chants of "Allow teachers to teach the truth" during a State Board of Education meeting Thursday, where members voted to ban lessons on critical race theory.
  15. Orange buds growing in a citrus grove in Florida. A panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia decided this week to overturn federal approval of the aldicarb pesticide in the production of Florida oranges and grapefruit.
  16. A roof remains heavily damaged on Mexico Beach in May 2019, seven months after Hurricane Michael made landfall and destroyed many of the structures in the small coastal Florida panhandle city.
  17. Judge Robert Luck, now of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  18. Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist
  19. Dana Young, Visit Florida CEO, speaks during an event to mark National Travel and Tourism Week in Volusia County, Friday, May 7, 2021.
  20. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., questions former special counsel Robert Mueller as he testifies to the House Judiciary Committee about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
  21. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, left, and Medal of Honor Recipient Ryan Pitts shake hands after the opening ceremony of the Florida Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Aspire Health Partners in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
  22. Authorities take pictures of former state Senator Frank Artiles' car as they raid his home in Palmetto Bay on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
  23. From left, baker Tonya Manna and decorators Jill Whelan and Miriam Cuatt pose for a portrait at A Special Touch - Cakes by Carolynn on June 4. The St. Petersburg shop received more than $40,000 in federal Paycheck Protection Program loans, which Whelan, who owns the shop, said helped them stay afloat during the pandemic.