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Scott Seeks Red Tide Research, Draws Criticism

September 21, 2018 - 1:45pm
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott wants state wildlife commissioners to seek funding for a red-tide research center and to restart a long-dormant task force, as waters along Florida’s Gulf Coast continue to face an expanding red-tide outbreak that began last year.

Galvano, NRA Clash over Political Contribution

September 18, 2018 - 10:30am
Bill Galvano

Incoming Senate President Bill Galvano is not backing down after finding himself in the crosshairs of the National Rifle Association for receiving a sizable political contribution from a group that backs gun restrictions and has ties to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Backroom Briefing: Working the 'Back Channels'

September 13, 2018 - 12:30pm
Mike Grissom and Rick Scott

With Rick Scott leaving the governor’s office in January, Enterprise Florida is preparing for life without its biggest supporter.

Citizens Insurance Eyes 'Assignment of Benefits'

September 12, 2018 - 6:00am

Citizens Property Insurance, which has delayed a decision on rate hikes for 2019, intends to hold meetings to seek public input about what some insurers claim is a root cause of growing costs of policies.

Sean Shaw Comes out of Primary with Financial Edge

September 10, 2018 - 2:15pm
Sean Shaw

State Rep. Sean Shaw, the Democratic nominee for attorney general, began the general-election campaign with a nearly $500,000 financial advantage over his Republican opponent, Ashley Moody.

Left-of-DeSantis Jeanette Nunez Wins GOP Lieutenant Governor Nod

September 6, 2018 - 3:00pm
Jeanette Nunez announced

State Rep. Jeanette Nunez, a Miami Republican who publicly criticized President Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, was formally announced in Orlando Thursday as the running mate for gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, as the GOP’s statewide election slate held a display of unity.

Backroom Briefing: 'Toss-Up' Time in 'Swingy' State

August 30, 2018 - 3:30pm
Ron DeSantis, Rick Scott and Andrew Gillum

Florida’s new proxy war of a gubernatorial contest, pitting President Donald Trump’s candidate against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ pick, landed a quick “toss-up” rating nationally.

Brightline/All Aboard Florida Rail Project Gets Bond Approval

August 29, 2018 - 4:15pm

All Aboard Florida got the go-ahead Wednesday from a state board to issue $1.75 billion in federal tax-exempt bonds for its Brightline passenger-rail system, as officials and residents from the Treasure Coast and Central Florida fought over a planned northern extension.

Caldwell, Fried Ready to Battle for Agriculture Commissioner

August 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Matt Caldwell and Nikki Fried

State Rep. Matt Caldwell topped a four-way Republican primary for agriculture commissioner Tuesday, while lawyer and medical-marijuana lobbyist Nikki Fried had an easier time emerging from a field of three Democrats to become her party’s nominee for the Cabinet post.

Public Financing before Primaries Hits $4.84 Million

August 28, 2018 - 6:00am

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis drew the largest amount of public matching funds last week, as the overall total going to statewide candidates before Tuesday’s primary elections neared $5 million.

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