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Air Force Steers Fighter Jets to Tyndall

December 10, 2018 - 6:00am

Florida politicians are quickly giving support to a U.S. Air Force recommendation to use supplemental funds to eventually locate three squadrons of F-35 fighters at hurricane-ravaged Tyndall Air Force Base.

DeSantis Re-Ups Two Scott Hires

December 8, 2018 - 6:00am
Cynthia Kelly and Melinda Miguel

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis is retaining Gov. Rick Scott’s budget chief and rehiring a chief inspector general who served under both Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist.

Adam Putnam Cedes Concealed-Carry Fight to Nikki Fried

December 6, 2018 - 6:00am
Adam Putnam and Nikki Fried

As he helps his Democratic successor, Nikki Fried, transition into office, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is staying out of the fight over the future of the state’s concealed-carry permit program.

Backroom Briefing: Crossfire Continues on Concealed Weapons

November 29, 2018 - 12:00pm

Agriculture Commissioner-elect Nikki Fried wants to move the handling of concealed-weapons licenses from the agency she will soon oversee to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Rail Line from Orlando to Tampa Gets a Boost

November 29, 2018 - 6:00am

Brightline got the green light Wednesday from the state to negotiate for land to add high-speed passenger rail service from Orlando to Tampa --- a link envisioned to eventually connect with Brightline’s existing service in South Florida.

Report Offers Ideas amid Continuing Brightline Debate

November 20, 2018 - 6:00am

A Treasure Coast lawmaker plans to again pursue more state oversight of private high-speed passenger rail service, as Florida analysts have outlined a number of steps lawmakers could take.

Matching Funds Gave Boost to Statewide Winners

November 19, 2018 - 2:00pm

With candidates setting a record this year for pulling in matching funds, Florida taxpayers contributed $4.2 million to the winning campaigns for governor and three Cabinet seats, according to the final totals for the 2018 elections.

Fried Holds on as Florida's Lone Statewide Elected Democrat

November 19, 2018 - 6:00am
Nikki Fried wins

Former medical-marijuana lobbyist Nikki Fried is on the verge of being the only Florida Democrat to capture a statewide win, gaining votes over Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell in the race for agriculture commissioner after a manual recount was completed Sunday.

Backroom Briefing: Not Wasting Any Time

November 15, 2018 - 1:45pm
Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott

As machine recounts and legal fights continued in three statewide races in the Nov. 6 election, candidates leading the contests started to act like winners.

With 25 Counties Finished Recounting, No Dramatic Changes in Vote Totals

November 14, 2018 - 6:00am

Recounts wrapping up in small and mid-sized counties are showing few changes to initial results in the races for governor, U.S. Senate and agriculture commissioner.

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