The Buzz on Florida Politics

The state-run Citizens Property Insurance covers property owners who cannot find coverage on the open market.
Problems with a vendor are leaving some policyholders with a shorter deadline than usual.
At issue is a “hub and spoke” mobile sports-betting plan that’s part of a gambling agreement between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Daniel Perez, 36, of Miami is expected to assume control beginning in November 2024.


  1. Columnists Lucy Morgan, left and Mary Ann Lindley laugh along with Gov. Charlie Crist at the introductory jabs before the governor speaks at the Tiger Bay Club luncheon on Wednesday March 19, 2008, in Tallahassee.
  2. Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis shakes hands with fairgoers after taking part in a Fair-Side Chat with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds at the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023, in Des Moines, Iowa. A super PAC supporting DeSantis has spent nearly $17 million on promoting DeSantis in Iowa, according to campaign finance documents, and he is a constant presence in the state.
  3. Erica McCray, left, an associate dean in the College of Education, meets University of Florida President Ben Sasse moments before Sasse shared his strategic vision for UF during a meeting with faculty on Aug. 25 in Gainesville.
  4. Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Lucy Morgan seen here in the 1980s multi-tasking.
  5. Florida Highway Patrol on Aug. 21, 2023, initiated a traffic stop that resulted in the arrest of Raquel López Aguilar, a Mexican national, on charges of transporting immigrants into Florida who are in the country illegally.
  6. The Florida Board of Governors has proposed a policy to go with Florida's new law regulating who can use what restrooms at the state's public universities. Violators could face discipline, including dismissal.
  7. This was the office of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Tallahassee on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.
  8. Tampa City Council gathered earlier this month for a budget workshop meeting, discussing the spending plan and investment priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.
  9. Rogelio Rauda stacks damaged drywall from a Crystal River motel room in the bed of his truck to take to the dumpster on Sept. 12. The room was flooded by Hurricane Idalia.
  10. The state-run Citizens Property Insurance covers property owners who cannot find coverage on the open market.
  11. Jesse Pisors was announced as the fifth president of Pasco-Hernando State College on Sept. 19, 2023.
  12. Kat Wilderness performs for guests during a drag brunch at R House Wynwood in Miami in April 2022.
  13. A rendering from a plan submitted by the Tampa Bay Rays and Hines shows a view looking north across Booker Creek at a new Rays stadium and proposed music hall.
  14. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch speaks at Tropicana Field on Tuesday in St. Petersburg. The Rays, St. Petersburg and Pinellas County announced an agreement for a new ballpark to be built in St. Petersburg.
  15. The entrance to Florida State Prison in Starke is shown Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023. All Florida prisons are now subject to artificial surveillance of phone calls.
  16. Pinellas County resident Katie Harvey reads a passage from "Water for Elephants" to the school board during a meeting on Aug. 1. The district later restricted the book to juniors and seniors with parental permission.
  17. Tampa Bay Rays principal owner Stu Sternberg, left, steps from the podium at a Hillsborough County Commission meeting as team president Matt Silverman prepares to speak during a discussion about a potential new baseball stadium.
  18. Mosaic's several facilities across Florida take mined phosphate, like this, and turn it into millions of tons of fertilizer a year. What's left behind is a mildly radioactive byproduct called phosphogypsum, which the company wants to use as a test ingredient in road construction. Several state lawmakers and local officials have signed a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency opposing the plan.
  19. A pari-mutuel plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the state's gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which owns the Guitar Hotel near Hollywood.
  20. John Liccione, 62, of Gulfport has filed paperwork to run as a Democrat for the Pinellas congressional seat held by Rep. Anna Paulina Luna in 2024.
  21. The gas plant (shown here are the storage tanks) and surrounding neighborhood as seen from Graham Park Towers at Ninth St. and Third Ave. S. in April 1979. The area was razed to make way for what is now Tropicana Field.
  22. An aerial view of West Prospect Road near South Marti Street, looking west toward Sout MacDill Avenue, shows several large shade trees creating a canopy on July 6 in Tampa.
  23. Rep. Daniel Perez, R-Miami, speaks at the Capitol in Tallahassee on  May 25, 2022. He didn’t spell out his agenda for his term as speaker during his designation ceremony speech, but told reporters afterward that the “only” issue he hears constituents ask about is “property insurance.”
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