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Fried, Caldwell Face off over Medical Marijuana, Water

October 22, 2018 - 6:00am
Nikki Fried and Matt Caldwell

Democrat Nikki Fried, a medical-marijuana lobbyist, had to defend her desire to move the state’s oversight of medical marijuana into the agency she wants to run.

Miracle-Worker Visit Florida Rolls up Its Sleeves Post-Michael

October 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
Escambia County, unhurt by the storm

Visit Florida is moving forward with a $9 million marketing plan to combat media reports and negative public perceptions about how much of the state remains in ruins from Hurricane Michael.

Florida Hustles to Make Sure the Feds Don't Abandon Valuable, Hurricane-Damaged Tyndall AFB

October 19, 2018 - 6:00am
Tyndall Air Force Base on Tuesday

Political efforts are increasing to support the quick rebuilding of hurricane-damaged Tyndall Air Force Base and to keep the federal government from abandoning the economic engine in Northwest Florida.

Backroom Briefing: Green Groups Blast Endorsement

October 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
Ron DeSantis accepts endorsement

Environmental groups expressed indignation this week after the Everglades Trust endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis.

Lawmakers Stand Ready to Assist Gov. Scott with Hurricane Michael Recovery

Election Changes Urged in Storm-Ravaged Areas

October 17, 2018 - 6:00am
Okaloosa County

Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections Paul Lux, who serves as president of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, wants the state to consider changes for the general election --- from emailed vote-by-mail ballots to combining precincts --- to help people directly affected by Hurricane Michael.

Lawmakers Vow to Rebuild Damaged Air Force Base

October 16, 2018 - 6:00am
A Tyndall AFB hangar left in Michael's wake

Northwest Florida’s Tyndall Air Force Base, where pilots train to fly the F-22 stealth fighter, won’t be abandoned because of major damage it sustained in Hurricane Michael, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson vowed Monday.

'Too Late to Get Out,' Scott Warns, as Cat 4 Hurricane Michael Bears Down on Panama City

October 10, 2018 - 10:30am
Gov. Rick Scott's briefing

Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday morning that time has run out for people in coastal areas who debated whether to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Michael, as the powerful Category 4 storm was poised to cause massive damage in the Panhandle.

Don't Mess with Rapidly Developing Michael, Scott Warns Panhandle

October 9, 2018 - 12:15pm
Rick Scott at the morning briefing

Hurricane Michael, swiftly moving north through the Gulf of Mexico, is growing more dangerous as it is set to bring “devastation” Wednesday to parts of the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend region, Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday morning.

Matching Money Keeps Adding up for DeSantis, Gillum

October 9, 2018 - 6:00am
Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum

Florida’s gubernatorial candidates might be able to catch Bill McCollum, but the amount of state matching funds Charlie Crist received in 2014 could remain out of reach.




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