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DeSantis, Cabinet Pardon 'Groveland Four'

January 12, 2019 - 6:00am

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state Cabinet gave long-sought pardons Friday to members of the “Groveland Four” in one of the most-notorious cases from Florida’s Jim Crow era.

Backroom Briefing: Scott Heads for the Exits

January 11, 2019 - 6:00am
Rick Scott

Former Gov. Rick Scott exited the Tallahassee stage before Tuesday’s ceremonial inauguration of his successor was finished.

DeSantis Wants All SFWMD Board Members' Resignations

January 11, 2019 - 6:00am
Ron DeSantis

Gov. Ron DeSantis called Thursday for the resignations of all members of the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board, which has been under fire since voting in late November to grant Florida Crystals a lease extension for land eyed for a reservoir.

DeSantis Uses Seized Plane to Travel the State

January 10, 2019 - 6:00am

Gov. Ron DeSantis made his first trip out of Tallahassee aboard an upgraded King Air aircraft that law-enforcement officials had seized in a drug bust.

Rubio Calls on DeSantis to Disburse Citrus Aid

January 9, 2019 - 6:00am

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio implored Florida’s new governor Tuesday to start spreading disaster-relief money approved nearly a year ago to address massive citrus-industry damage from Hurricane Irma in 2017.

Backroom Briefing: Inaugural Events Offer Slices of Celebration

January 3, 2019 - 11:45am
Florida's Old Capitol building

From a pizza party to a “cocktail chic” reception at the Florida State University football stadium, inaugural events next week in the capital city will honor women, veterans and, mostly, Florida’s statewide elected officials.

DeSantis Urged to Help Farmers on Trade Deal

January 3, 2019 - 6:00am
Ron DeSantis

Incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis is being urged to use his close ties with President Donald Trump to bolster efforts to help Florida farmers fend off low-priced crop imports that weren’t addressed in the rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

During a conference call last week, several members of DeSantis’ Transition Advisory Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture echoed a refrain that the rebranded NAFTA fails to help Florida farmers compete with growers in Mexico.

Seminole Supervisor of Elections Named Secretary of State

December 28, 2018 - 3:00pm
Michael Ertel

Michael Ertel, Seminole County’s supervisor of elections since 2005, has been named to oversee elections statewide by Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis.

Backroom Briefing: No Coal in Brightline’s Stocking

Rubio Bashes Baseball Deal with Cuba

December 28, 2018 - 6:00am
Mark Rubio

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio took to Twitter to argue Thursday against a Major League Baseball agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation that is intended to make it safer for Cuban players to reach the big leagues.

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