The Buzz on Florida Politics

The Reedy Creek Improvement District Administration Building in Lake Buena Vista is seen in 2022.
The state will take over Disney’s special district, he said.
It would make Florida the only state to allow judges the power to override a life sentence and give a death sentence instead.
A Tallahassee judge found that DeSantis has the right to shield some information of his choosing from the public.
Included in the proposal is more money for migrant relocations.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club is seen in the aerial view in Palm Beach, Fla., Aug. 31, 2022.
  4. Police are lined up outside Plaza Live in Orlando on Dec. 28, 2022.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. In a long-awaited move, Florida will double the number of medical marijuana licenses available in the state.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Aug. 18, 2022, when he announced the voter fraud arrests across the state.
  12. 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.
  13. Former Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn urges a crowd at the Oxford Exchange Thursday night to vote for City Council candidate and South Tampa business mogul Blake Casper.
  14. The headquarters of Walt Disney World's Reedy Creek Improvement District in Lake Buena Vista, Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
  15. Florida House Speaker Paul Renner, center, is asking for documents and questioning the book selection process in Hillsborough County Public Schools.
  16. New College students attend a protest of the appointment of new board of trustees members by Gov. Ron DeSantis at New College on Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023, outside the Harry Sudakoff Conference Center on the school in Sarasota.
  17. Statewide Prosecutor Nick Cox, right, stands beside former Attorney General Pam Bondi during a 2018 news conference in Tampa.
  18. New College trustee and vice chair Ron Christaldi at the meeting of the New College of Florida Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday.
  19. Gwendolyn "Gwen" Henderson has qualified to challenge incumbent District Orlando Gudes in the District 5 City Council race to represent parts of central and eastern Tampa.
  20. The Florida High School Athletic Association has a draft plan to require high school student athletes to provide information about their menstrual history.
  21. Could recreational marijuana be on Florida's 2024 ballot? Proponents have cleared a first hurdle.
  22. Courses in "fairness and diversity" will no longer meet a continuing education requirement for judges, the Florida Supreme Court said.
  23. Archive photo of death row at Florida State Prison and Union Correctional Institution.
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