The Democrats knew they had to do something. The news in Florida was way too good.
In the battle over immigration policy, it's easy to overlook how much Florida agriculture needs an uncomplicated guest farmworker program. We're talking about am industry in this state that contributes $8 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product. Yet, it's suffering critical labor shortages as Congress makes up its mind how much it can help.
It's not quite as painful as Cersei's walk of shame through the streets of King's Landing, but, by God, Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples and Rep. Katie Edwards-Walpole, D-Plantation are walking down those cold, stone steps -- figuratively speaking -- every day of the week.
Nowhere in Florida is the new law dealing with beach access the firestorm it has become in Walton County. The reason is complicated.
Many had predicted 2018 would be "the Year of the Woman" in Florida. Instead, it turned into the "Year of Party Extremes" -- a year when moderates fell, when both party bases flexed their muscles, when pollsters demonstrated a surprising fallibility in a political climate dominated by technology and social media.
Politics always turns dirtier a week ahead of voting day, but somebody involved in the Republican primary for commissioner of agriculture crossed the line this year -- flooding phones with text blasts of candidate Baxter Troutman in an orange jumpsuit with a link to a 6-year-old Lakeland Ledger story, "Baxter Troutman Accused of Hitting His Wife with a Bedspread."
It's time for Sen. Bill Nelson to stop the act. He's been caught. His claims of Russian hackers "fixing" Florida's elections system are unsubstantiated.
Beware of swallowing every drop of political bellywash you're fed in these ruthless pre-election days.
Finally, the scientists.
This month, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. has focused on pushing his proposal to expand parental leave.
Free speech. It works both ways.
As Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam struggles to draw attention to his support of President Donald Trump’s programs, Gov.
Maggy Hurchalla made me write this story. Her day in court sucked me in like a Venus flytrap.
What should have been a major event for Florida's west coast Republicans and the 41 candidates who addressed the big Republican Party of Sarasota rally Saturday erupted like a volcano Sunday.
It feels as if conservative Adam Putnam is the hottest ticket in the liberal Florida press.