Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Politics

Florida Politics

Could driverless cars cause more congestion in urban cores?

As the era of driverless cars looms, a new Boston-based study suggests the vehicles may increase traffic congestion in downtown areas as more people embrace ride-hailing services and abandon transit.The same study also found, however, that...

Democrat-controlled Hillsborough commission sets sights on transportation and stopping sprawl

Democrat-controlled Hillsborough commission sets sights on transportation and stopping sprawl

Democrats take a 4-3 majority as a new Hillsborough County Commission board is seated.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Florida’s new House Speaker wants to reduce government, health care spending

Florida’s new House Speaker wants to reduce government, health care spending

New House Speaker José Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, says he's no fan of compromise.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Florida Senate President Galvano rejects ugly discourse, urges “civility” for the next two years

Florida Senate President Galvano rejects ugly discourse, urges “civility” for the next two years

"The Florida Senate will have civility, transparency, candor, and provide opportunity," Senate President Bill Galvano said.
Updated: 3 hours ago
PolitiFact’s Thanksgiving dinner guide: Pumpkin pies, pilgrims and pre-existing condition

PolitiFact’s Thanksgiving dinner guide: Pumpkin pies, pilgrims and pre-existing condition

Arm yourself with the facts before you sit down to feast.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Florida’s 2018 midterms: A post-mortem

Florida’s 2018 midterms: A post-mortem

A minute-by-minute account of what just transpired.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Most expensive Florida legislative race ever?

Most expensive Florida legislative race ever?

It's the Senate District 18 race in Tampa. An exact figure isn’t possible, however, because campaign finance laws don’t require political parties and interest groups to reveal how much money they put into individual races and where the money comes from.
Updated: 5 hours ago
With victory, Rick Scott joins an exclusive club of Florida politicians

With victory, Rick Scott joins an exclusive club of Florida politicians

Scott becomes the fifth person in Florida to win election for both governor and the U.S. Senate.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Woman who died after plunging off Royal Princess cruise ship identified as American as mystery deepens

Woman who died after plunging off Royal Princess cruise ship identified as American as mystery deepens

The FBI and prosecutors in Aruba are investigating the death of a 52-year-old woman who fell 14 stories from the cruise ship. One news site said a man had been seen choking her before she went over.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Inside the newsroom: Tampa Bay Times project team takes a deep dive inside a notorious Florida death penalty case

Inside the newsroom: Tampa Bay Times project team takes a deep dive inside a notorious Florida death penalty case

A project team at the Tampa Bay Times explores the death penalty in Florida through a notorious 1975 murder case.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Ron DeSantis hire a Democrat? After election, a shift in tone

Ron DeSantis hire a Democrat? After election, a shift in tone

In considering hiring a Parkland Democrat for a top spot in his administration, Ron DeSantis continues to send signals that he will govern more to the center.
Updated: 7 hours ago