The Buzz on Florida Politics

Protesters walk down Ashley dr. towards Interstate 275 before police stopped the group using pepper spray and a line of police officers on Sunday, May 31, 2020 in Tampa.
The call to action came after nearly three hours of emotional and heated debate on the Senate floor.
Dubbed the “three martini lunch” tax deduction by critics when it was passed by Congress last year, it refers to the practice of taking long leisurely business lunches and deducting them on tax...
There is no indication that DeSantis is tied to the federal probe of Gaetz, which has also ensnared several other prominent figures in Florida Republican politics. But the investigation could spark...
Senators passed it without any independent study showing what it would do to rates.


  1. People listen while several organizers speak outside St. Petersburg City Hall ahead of a march in solidarity against racism and police brutality on Friday. About 100 people gathered to march.
  2. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington earlier this year.
  3. The Justice Department sued Donald Trump's ally Roger Stone on Friday, accusing the conservative provocateur and his wife of failing to pay nearly $2 million in income tax.
  4. The Capitol in Tallahassee is seen following Opening Day of the Florida Legislature on March 3.
  5. Then-gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham, center, speaks during a private fundraiser at a Panama City home in 2017.
  6. Facing swift blowback from allies and aid groups, the White House on Friday said President Joe Biden plans to lift in the next month his predecessor’s historically low cap on refugees, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements.
  7. The downtown Tampa skyline seen from an area known as the Rome Yard on Friday, April 16, 2021.
  8. A heavy metal guitarist on Friday became the first defendant to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
  9. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  10. A SunPass lane.
  11. Governor Ron DeSantis, center, John Morgan, left and U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz, right during a 2019 news conference to pressure state legislators and give them a mid-March deadline to repeal a law that prohibits smokable forms of medical marijuana at Kraft Azalea Garden in Winter Park.
  12. Darden Rice (left) and Ken Welch are candidates in St. Petersburg's mayoral race.
  13. Then-President Donald Trump speaks to the news media at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach in 2019. Congressional Republicans are at a crossroads, with one branch of the party keeping close to the former president and the other splitting away and trying to chart a post-Trump future.
  14. Protesters walk down Ashley dr. towards Interstate 275 before police stopped the group using pepper spray and a line of police officers on Sunday, May 31, 2020 in Tampa.
  15. The Capital Grille.
  16. Former Vice President Mike Pence has undergone surgery to have a pacemaker implanted.
  17. A small group of demonstrators gathers at Lake Eola Park to protest the Florida unemployment benefits system, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Orlando, Fla.
  18. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., leaves a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
  19. The fields are not this great, but we'll make it work. Tribune News Service.
  20. Heavy traffic is seen along the Memorial Causeway as beach goers head to Clearwater Beach Tuesday, March 16, 2021.
  21. Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, listens to the State of the State address being delivered by Gov. Ron DeSantis at the Capitol in Tallahassee during Opening Day of the Florida Legislature on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
  22. In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Kim Stamps, left, photographs Michigan newlyweds Tyler Gillet, middle, and Ashley Gillet, right, by the Southernmost Point marker Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Key West, Fla. New measures in the Florida Legislature ban cruise ships in Key West with more than 1,300 passengers from docking at the city port and limit the total number of cruise visitors who can disembark each day to 1,500. A similar bill, HB 267, is barreling through the House.
  23. Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala.