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Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Bucs Fork Over $1 Million to Defeat Amendment 3

October 18, 2018 - 6:00am

Six months ago no National Football League team would be caught dead involving itself in a state election.  But now look: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins have sunk $500,000 apiece into a committee to defeat Amendment 3, the 2018 ballot measure that would give voters the power to reject any expansion of casino gambling.

Can Florida Afford a 'Governor Andrew Gillum'?

October 17, 2018 - 6:00am

James Madison Institute's just-released analysis of the two main governor candidates' economic platforms could wither a cactus. 

Rick Scott Can't End Judicial Activism, Conservatives, It's All Up to YOU Now

Deceptive Democrats' 'Nonpartisan' 'Parties at the Polls'

October 15, 2018 - 6:00am

More Americans would go to the polls if somebody would just entertain them when they get there. Sad, but apparently true. There's research to prove it. Throw a parade, a picnic, a barbecue, a block party in enough cities and Florida polling places could lure 4 percent of the otherwise lazy and disengaged.

Gov. Scott Surveys the Grim Reality of Hurricane Michael's Scars on Our Florida Paradise

October 12, 2018 - 6:00am
Neighbors hug Thursday in Mexico Beach. Their homes were heavily damaged by the storm.

Gov. Rick Scott said he could hardly believe the devastation spread out below him as far as the eye could see. So many lives and towns changed forever. 

At Scott's Request, CNN Postpones Senate Debate So Hurricane Recovery Can Come First

October 11, 2018 - 5:15pm
Rick Scott and Bill Nelson

CNN's nationally televised senatorial debate next week between Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida and incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has been postponed after Scott asked for two weeks to focus on the devastation wrought on the state by Hurricane Michael.

After a Botched Hurricane Hermine Performance, Mayor Gillum's about to Get a Do-Over

October 9, 2018 - 6:00am
Hurricane Hermine/credit: Tallahassee Democrat

You wait. Michael will go down as the most political hurricane in Florida history.

Lowest Unemployment Rate in 50 Years: Is Trump's Economic Agenda Working?

October 6, 2018 - 6:00am

News on most days comes straight out of President Trump's smartphone. Everything else is scraps.

Is the 'Underpaid Teacher' Mostly a Myth?

October 4, 2018 - 6:00am

Twice during Tuesday night's debate Sen. Bill Nelson bemoaned the state of Florida teachers' salaries -- "they're $10,000 less than the national average for teachers," he said. 

Family, Friends Mourn the Death of 'Loving Warrior' Sen. Dorothy Hukill

October 2, 2018 - 5:45pm
Dorothy Hukill

State Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, chair of the Senate Education Committee, died peacefully Tuesday in hospice care, surrounded by her family. She was 72.




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