The time is nigh for Florida lawmakers to return to Tallahassee for the annual legislative session, and state lawmakers have wasted no time outlining their top priorities headed into 2018.
With a new year comes a new poll suggesting Florida Congressman (and President Donald Trump’s hand-pick) Ron DeSantis has a slight edge over his possible Republican gubernatorial opponents.
Since its inception in 2006, Twitter has swept the world with its breaking, to-the-minute news coverage, changing the face of worldwide politics. Florida has been no exception, and politicos have embraced the social media platform with open arms, using Twitter to respond, interact with and even create headlines.
2017 was, if nothing else, an eventful year in Florida, with presidential visits, a busy hurricane season and political changeups galore.
Popular homesharing website Airbnb helped Floridians earn lots of extra cash -- $450 million worth -- by offering up their homes for tourists and travelers in 2017.
Some got new jobs and some resigned in shame, but 2017 was the year of the mass exodus among Florida lawmakers. Three of the state’s 40 senators resigned in shame while another eight House members either called it quits, got new gigs or passed away.
2017 was a somewhat slow year when it came to Second Amendment issues, and while the year handed some victories to pro-gun groups, it also handed them several losses, with roadblocks all the way from Tallahassee to Washington, D.C.
Education has long been a top priority for Florida lawmakers and in 2017 education once again made a splash in a variety of headlines throughout the year.
State Rep. Don Hahnfeldt, R-The Villages, died unexpectedly Sunday evening. He was 73.
Tallahassee politicos await with bated breath the results of an investigation by the Senate Special Master into allegations of sexual harassment and groping by Sen. Jack Latvala, but they won’t have to wait much longer -- according to Senate spokesperson Katie Betta, the report will be available next week.