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'Monstrous' Michael Takes Aim at Florida Coast

October 9, 2018 - 6:00pm

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday called Hurricane Michael a “monstrous” and potentially “deadly” storm that is barreling toward the state’s Panhandle and Big Bend region.

Putnam Says Trade Deal Falls Short for Florida Farmers

October 3, 2018 - 4:30pm
Adam Putnam

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam would like the renegotiated and rebranded North American Free Trade Agreement to do more to help the state’s farmers.

Candidates Reel in Record Amounts of Matching Money

October 3, 2018 - 6:00am

With slightly more than a month to go before the November election, Florida statewide candidates have topped a matching-funds record from the 2010 election.

Backroom Briefing: Guilt by Contribution

September 27, 2018 - 1:45pm
Jimmy Patronis and Jeremy Ring

The contestants in the Florida chief financial officer battle waded into the guilt-by-association game in full force this week.

Incumbent Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis on Monday rolled out a website attacking Democratic challenger Jeremy Ring’s contributors. But the hit also opened Patronis’ own donors to public scrutiny.

In announcing the new webpage attacking Ring, Patronis’ campaign declared its intent was to show his opponent’s “connections to criminals and scandalous donors.”

Fishing Restriction Extended Amid Red Tide Woes

September 27, 2018 - 6:00am
Red tide snook casualty on Bradenton Beach

A restriction on fishing for red drum and snook was extended to next spring and will stretch north to Pasco County, as the state continues trying to limit impacts from a red-tide outbreak along the Gulf Coast.

Citizens Touts Post-Irma Financial Strength

September 26, 2018 - 6:00am

Citizens Property Insurance has incurred $1.81 billion in losses from Hurricane Irma and handled an estimated 70,800 claims, which has led the state-backed insurer to go outside to cover nearly one-third of its storm-related costs.

GOP Cabinet Candidates Bring in Cash

September 25, 2018 - 6:00am
Matt Caldwell

Republican Cabinet candidates outpaced their Democratic opponents in fundraising during the second week of September, even as their political committees lag in posting some big-dollar contributions.

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.

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