The Buzz on Florida Politics

Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference on Jan. 26, 2023, in Miami.
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.
His plans include tighter controls on faculty hiring and prohibitions on diversity, equity and inclusion programs.
The Florida Sheriffs Association endorsed the move, while gun safety advocates quickly decried it.


  1. Gov. Ron DeSantis has previously objected to some of the topics and suggested readings in a new AP African American studies course. The College Board on Wednesday released an official outline for the course, which had differences from the pilot curriculum.
  2. County Commissioner Rene Flowers speaks during a Black History Matters press conference on the steps of City Hall, Wednesday in St. Petersburg.
  3. Gov. Ron DeSantis has released his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
  4. Former Tampa City Council member Mike Suarez, who is running for the citywide District 2 seat, says he has paid off an IRS lien of more than $61,000 levied in 2021. In 2019, Suarez, pictured above, ran unsuccessfully for mayor.
  5. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference on Jan. 26, 2023, in Miami.
  6. New College students attend a protest of the appointment of new board of trustees members by Gov. Ron DeSantis at the school's Harry Sudakoff Conference Center on Tuesday.
  7. George Santos leaves the Capitol Hill Club as members of the press follow him on Jan. 31, 2023, in Washington, DC.
  8. People view the atrium between House and Senate chambers while taking a guided tour of the Florida state Capitol building during a legislative session, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Tallahassee.
  9. Former Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran is on tap to be the new president of New College as it undergoes a conservative transformation.
  10. Earlier this month, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Education rejected the African American Studies AP course.
  11. Gov. Ron DeSantis, pictured here at a Las Vegas speech in November, announced a package of sweeping reforms to Florida higher education on Tuesday.
  12. Jason "Eddie" Speir, left, and Christopher Rufo, two of the controversial new trustees for New College of Florida, address the audience at the Mildred Sainer Pavilion on the campus of New College of Florida, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 in Sarasota. Going into Tuesday's meeting of the newly remade board, the two have proposed major changes.
  13. About twenty migrants (mostly men) board a charter bus back to the Migrant Resources Center after their flight to Delaware out of San Antonio, Texas, was canceled on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.
  14. Florida House Speaker Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast, opens a special session on Dec. 12, 2022, at the state Capitol in Tallahassee.
  15. Audrey Ann Southard, center, holds a mask during a counter-protest against a Black Lives Matter demonstration in New Port Richey on Aug. 8, 2020.
  16. Former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. on Saturday.
  17. Joseph Glover is the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Florida. He is the university's second-ranking officer. He will step down in July.
  18. President Joe Biden pauses as he speaks at the Steamfitters Local 602 in Springfield, Va., Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023.
  19. University of Florida political science student Giancarlo Rodriguez holds a protest sign at a UF board of trustees meeting in November. He was among a large group of students contesting the selection of U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse as a finalist for the UF president's job. The American Association of University Professors is forming a committee to assess the state of academic freedom in Florida.
  20. Meridian Apartments on N 50th St. in Tampa is one of about 100 apartment complexes that participated in Tampa Police Department's Crime-Free Multi Housing program.
  21. “We want to make sure that we cement our reputation as being a law-and-order state and take actions as necessary to help further protect the people of the state of Florida,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said during a news conference Thursday at the Miami Police Benevolent Association hall.
  22. Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, now the president of the state Senate, stands on the dais during a legislative session at the Florida State Capitol, Monday, March 7, 2022, in Tallahassee.
  23. State Rep. Kaylee Tuck, R-Lake Placid, says her bill to expand Florida's school voucher program will "keep parents in the driver's seat," during a meeting of the House Choice and Innovation Subcommittee on Jan. 26, 2023.
Get insights into Florida politics

Get insights into Florida politics

Subscribe to our free Buzz newsletter

Political editor Emily L. Mahoney will send you a rundown on local, state and national politics coverage every Thursday.

You’re all signed up!

Want more of our free, weekly newsletters in your inbox? Let’s get started.

Explore all your options