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Aerial of a mobile home community in the Homestead area, destroyed by Hurricane Andrew.
Florida relies heavily on one insurance ratings company. Why?
The proposal would need nearly 900,000 petition signatures to make it onto the 2024 ballot.
Three candidates say Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey offered them help in getting a job in exchange for exiting a race and backing his favored candidate.
Some of the rhetoric over the search has had particular resonance in South Florida.


  1. Christina Pushaw listens during a news conference on Aug. 18, 2021, in Pembroke Pines.
  2. The notice filed by the Justice Department to the U.S. District Court South District of Florida informing the judge that lawyers for former President Donald Trump did not object to the government's motion to unseal the search warrant for Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, is photographed Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
  3. Gov. Ron DeSantis and Marcellus Osceola, Jr., chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, pose for a photo at a signing ceremony on Friday, April 23, 2021.
  4. Rep. Michele Rayner (D - St. Petersburg), her Florida House District 70 predecessor Wengay Newton (top right) and political newcomer Jesse Philippe are in the Aug. 23 Democratic primary for the redrawn House District 62 seat that spans from south St. Petersburg to East Tampa, Gibsonton and Riverview.
  5. Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister, left, and Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren have worked toward criminal justice reform, supported each other's campaigns and called each other friends, but Chronister said he has long had concerns about Warren's philosophy and prosecutorial decisions, which the sheriff said prompted him to support Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to remove Warren from office.
  6. Owen, 13, Braelyn, 9, and Lori Kerrigan, 44, hold signs outside Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library during early voting on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, in Tampa.
  7. Hillsborough County Circuit Court Judge Jared Smith (left) is facing a challenge from Nancy Jacobs.
  8. Pallets with 355,000 vote-by-mail ballots loaded onto trucks by Hillsborough election officials to be delivered to the post office, on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Tampa.
  9. Former President Donald Trump gestures as he departs Trump Tower, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in New York, on his way to the New York attorney general's office for a deposition in a civil investigation.
  10. Law enforcement officials search the Uhuru House at 1245 18th Ave S. on July 29 in St. Petersburg.
  11. Aerial of a mobile home community in the Homestead area, destroyed by Hurricane Andrew.
  12. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at the Justice Department Thursday in Washington.
  13. Violent insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.
  14. Ron DeSantis announces the removal of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren during a news conference at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office administration building in Tampa.
  15. Marchers make their way toward the St. Pete Pier during a march to protest against the controversial “don't say gay" bill, Saturday, March 12, 2022, in St. Petersburg.
  16. In this 2017 photo, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey demonstrates the 'Wheel of Fugitive' board, in which a “fugitive of the week” is selected in a mock game show.
  17. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio waits for his time to speak during a roundtable hosted by the Republican National Committee in Doral, on Wednesday June 8, 2022.
  18. Former President Donald Trump said in a statement Monday that Mar-a-Lago was “currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents.”
  19. Former President Donald Trump departs Trump Tower, Wednesday in New York, on his way to the New York attorney general's office for a deposition in a civil investigation.
  20. The door used to break into Suite 600 of the Watergate Hotel and Office Building in 1972 is seen from the stairwell in February 2016.
  21. A Donald Trump supporter stands on a bridge outside the entrance to former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. The FBI searched Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said Monday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
  22. Drag queen Kat Wilderness performs for guests during a drag brunch at R House Wynwood in Miami on April 9.
  23. People wait in line to check into their reservations for a Drag Brunch at R House Wynwood in Miami, on Saturday, April 9, 2022.
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