The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Thursday that because no oil has been spotted in the area for the last 30 days, it would reopen more than 26,000 miles of Gulf waters to fishing, effective at 6 p.m.
Two polls released Thursday reveal that the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. George LeMieux remains uncertain, with a tight race at the top and a close battle for the Democratic nomination.
Locked in a close primary battle with a little over a month until the primary election, the three candidates fighting it out for the Republican nomination for attorney general announced late Wednesday that they will hold a debate Saturday, July 31.
A poll released Wednesday reveals that Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum is in deep trouble.
The Republican Party of Florida announced on Wednesday that their chairman, Sen. John Thrasher, R-Jacksonville, would be hosting a dinner in September at Lake Buena Vista with the GOP candidates for statewide office and former RNC boss and possible 2012 presidential hopeful, Gov.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls the latest extension of unemployment benefits a "stimulus" for the economy, but some economists see diminishing returns, and still more extensions ahead.
Public Policy Polling (PPP) released a poll Tuesday showing that Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate in the race for the U.S. Senate election, is the clear leader in the race.
With the House and Senate adjourning instead of forwarding a proposed constitutional amendment banning oil drilling in Florida waters, candidates for statewide office promptly offered their opinions on the Legislatures quick session.
Senate backers of a motion that would have let voters decide whether to put an oil ban in the Florida Constitution said they were ready to go, primed for Tuesday's special session -- only to have the Senate follow the House's lead and adjourn without a fight.
Throwing down the gauntlet at Gov. Charlie Crist who left the Republican Party earlier in the year, House Speaker Larry Cretul, R-Ocala, convened the special session of the Legislature -- and adjourned it 43 minutes later -- rejecting the governors call to put a proposed constitutional amendment banning oil drilling in state waters on the November ballot.